Within the KRIN project – Creation of a Regional Innovation Network, the second, joint meeting of sector boards of metal and wood processing industries was held. The meeting was attended by representatives of the RS Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining, the RS Ministry of Science and Technology, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Banja Luka, the Chamber of Commerce of Republika Srpska, the Wood Cluster Banja Luka and directors of companies from metal and wood processing industries.
At the meeting findings of conducted research on innovations in metal and wood processing industries were presented. It was discussed about problems with labour force that companies are facing with, as well as about ways in which situation in this area can be improved. A working version of the database containing available capacities of enterprises was presented and the first feedback information were received which will be used for its improvement. Content and time schedule of study visits and trainings which are planned within the further project activities were also discussed.
The KRIN project – Creation of a Regional Innovation Network is co-financed by the European Union within the joint programme of the European Union and the German Government for local self-government and economic development in BiH – EU ProLocal, which is implemented by GIZ. The project budget is 233.795 BAM co-financed by the European Union in the amount of 186.498 BAM. The project contributes to improved competitiveness of SMEs in sectors of metal and wood processing in local communities Prijedor, Kozarska Dubica, Gradiška, Laktaši, Prnjavor, Derventa, Banja Luka, through networking of key stakeholders and solving market failures. The project budget is 233.795 BAM co-financed by the European Union in the amount of 186.498 BAM. More information about the project is available here.