Factsheet: Competence centres

Competence centres

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Centres of Competence
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Kompetenčni centri
The measure is carried out as a part of the Operational Programme for Strengthening of the Regional Development Resources (ERDF) 2007-2013, as a part of the Priority 1 (Competitive firms and research excellence). Competence centers are defined as research and development centers run by industrial partners and connected partners from industry and the public research sector. Within the tender for the development of competence centers in the period 2010-2013 7 competence centers were selected, awarding more than 44.7 million euros, of which the share of EU funds is 85 percent and national budget 15 percent. Supported competence centres are the following (marked with * are those with pronounced bioeconomy character): 1) Advanced Control Technologies; Process technology, MCTIC (complex systems and innovative technologies); co-financing 6355500 € *2) advanced systems efficient use of electricity, KC SURE; Efficient use of energy (technology that sustainable economy); co-financing 6399.999 € *3) biomedical engineering, KC BME; Biomedical engineering (health and life sciences); co-financing 6399863 € *4) sustainable and innovative construction, KC TIGR; Sustainable construction (technology for sustainable construction); co-financing 6399800 € *5) biotechnological development and innovation, KC BRIN; Food and Health (Health and Life Science); co-financing 6387750 € 6) Services supported by cloud computing, KC Class; Network systems and services (information and communication services); co-financing 6395380 € 7) Open communication platform for the integration of services, KC OPComm; User platforms and interfaces (information and communication technology); co-financing 6398000 € The (draft, September 2014) Strategy of Smart Specialisation stipulates further strengthening of partnership cooperation between the industry and research institutions. With some modifications, a similar measure is likely to be carried out within the period 2015-2020.
Competence centers are aimed at strengthening the ability to develop and use new technologies to develop new competitive products, services and processes in the priority areas of technological development .
Connection with National Policy: 
OP Strengthening of Regional Development Resources
Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of higher education, science and technology


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