Open-innovation campaigns on INNO platforms in collaboration with enterprises

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D5.6 Methodology for
open innovation campaign

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open-innovation campaigns


Awards ceremony for the winning student teams within the Open Innovation Campaign
On the basis of pitch presentations of student team solutions to the challenges of Proenergy I Extent and the announced winners teams by company representatives, a ceremonial award event was organized on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Creativity Center of the University of Kragujevac. Apart from the students from the winning teams, the ceremony was attended by the director of the Extent company Goran Markovic, the representative of the Proenergy company Slobodan Lojanica, the project coordinator IF4TM Prof. dr Vesna Mandic, Rector of the State University in Novi Pazar Prof. Dr. Miladin Kostic, Head of the Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Sciences Prof. Dr. Jasna Radulović, assistant and member of the project team Marko Delić.

Presented solutions of student teams for Proenergy and Extent challenges within the Open innovation campaign at the Creativity Center of the University of Kragujevac
The Open Innovation Campaign, organized within the IF4TM project at the University of Kragujevac, was completed on May 27, 2019 with the successful presentation of solutions by student teams for the two challenges defined by the companies Proenergy and Extent,  and with the announcement of the winners.

Open innovation promotional meeting with companies and students organised by Creativity center of the University of Kragujevac
The Creativity center of the University of Kragujevac organized a promotional meeting with companies and students within the initiated Open innovation campaign on April 15, 2019.

Open innovation promotional meeting with students organised by Creativity center of the University of Kragujevac
A promotional meeting with students and teachers of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences was organized at the Creativity Center of the University of Kragujevac on April 1, 2019, on the occasion of launched open innovation campaign within IF4TM project and the announced call for the student teams.

Open call for application of students/student teams within Open Innovation Campaign at the University of Kragujevac
Within the international Erasmus+ project IF4TM (, the Open Innovation Campaign is organized and the call is open for students who wants to submit their ideas and potential solutions for three challenges, defined in cooperation with three enterprises:

1. Elplant d.o.o – Graphic design of web and mobile application + corresponding CSS MESPLANT system for interactive monitoring of production process in line with fourth industrial revolution

2. Proenergy d.o.o – Development of user application for automatized calculation of working hours rate (service cost) based on given specification of bills and proforma invoice of work under the tender documentation for realization of construction works (construction, electro, machine, thermo-technical works, etc.)

3. ICT cluster of Central Serbia – solution for upgrading the existing visual identity of website, publications and visuals for social networks

4. EXTENT d.o.o Belgrade - Development of an interactive application for managing the process of development of project documentation for the construction of facilities

Meeting of UKG and BICKG with companies for identification open innovation challenges
A joint meeting of partners on the IF4TM project, the University of Kragujevac and Business Innovation Center Kragujevac was organized on Friday, March 22, 2019, with three companies that are BICKG tenants, regarding their involvement in the Open Innovation Campaign (Act5.6).

Open Inno Gorenje Challenge at UBG
In the premises of Creativity center of UBG, on the 14th of March 2019, UBG has organized a challenge when five teams (32 participants) provided their analysis for the reasons why Gorenje should move their all production facilities to Valjevo, as announced by the company earlier this month. Students investigated and discussed pros and cons for such a decision, taking into account local business environment and global PEST trends. The analysis was performed through SWOT matrix.

Call for Open Innovation Campaign

University of Kragujevac

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University of Belgrade

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Faculty of Economy of the University of Belgrade

Center for Cooperation with industry of the Faculty of Economy

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University of Novi Sad

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University of Niš

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State University of Novi Pazar

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University Metropolitan Belgrade

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Technical College of Applied Sciences in Zrenjanin

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Open Innovation is a concept where companies can improve their competitiveness on the market and reduce the costs of research and development by opening their business models towards the external resources.

Open Innovation Campaign is designed for companies located in Serbia that are ready to open the part of their challenges and seek for solutions outside, particularly in scientific and research community (researchers, students, etc.). in this way companies can benefit from:

Identifying external resources and knowledge for their development and innovative activities
Sustainable connecting to external service providers for the missing knowledge and expertize
Integrating of internal and external knowledge and resources into new system and development and innovative process structure
Increasing the income from selling the research results to other companies.

Besides companies, the Open Innovation Campaign is also designed for members of academic sector, particularly researchers and students of seven Serbian HEIs participating in the project. The concept of cooperation with industry with the aim of solving technical, technological, organizational and other challenges shift the traditional research into direction of practical application, encouraging at the same time innovativeness and creativity. The participation in Open Innovation Campaign can be very beneficial for students and researchers because of:

Rewards to be provided for most successful solution proposals
Opportunities for employment for successful participants
Contacts with companies dealing within the area of interest for participants (with prospect of employment, practical placements, scholarships, joint projects, research results commercialization, etc.)
Testing the theoretical knowledge in the real-life environment for solving real problems
New mind-set that will lead to improvement of competencies and employability of students and researchers.