Maribor April – the penultimate meeting for RI2 Integrated Project

1 year ago  By  Iuliana Velniciuc     No comments

The project RI2Integrate -Embeddedness of high quality research infrastructure in the Danube Region has reached the last months of implementation, so a meeting of the project partners was organized in Maribor, Slovenia. The meeting took place on 2nd and 3rd of April and was organized by colleagues from the University of Maribor.

The good news received during the meeting was that the implementation period of the project was extended with three months so that to give us the opportunity to recover delays in spending the money allocated to the budget. The good news is that the project is in the process of finalizing the activities.

Better mobilization to complete all acquisitions will lead to increased absorption of funds.

The meeting was an opportunity and an ample analysis of the degree of completion of the activities, the next period being decisive for achieving all the objectives.

On the morning of the second day the partners participated on a study visit to the “Venture Factory” which is a business incubator related to the University of Maribor. This activity is connected to the Science Park pilots (Act 5.2). Jure Verhonik the representative the Venture Factory presented the activities of the organizations and the partners had the opportunity to raise questions. It was and interesting and useful study visit to an operating business incubator, especially the partners with Science park pilot gained valuable insights.

The Project RI2integrate is part of the Danube Transnational Programme. The total of 17 partners are included in project realisation: Hungary, Romania, Czechia, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Slovakia.

Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA)