Factsheet: Development Centres of Slovene Economy (DCSE)

Development Centres of Slovene Economy (DCSE)

Key Information
Description: 
The purpose of the measure DCSE was to encourage the establishment and operation of development centers of the Slovenian economy for the long-term development in content areas - ie. support for projects involving both development work and the necessary equipment and other infrastructure that enables the development of enterprises, their competencies and long-term foundations for growth and development economy and will allow technological breakthroughs in the areas where Slovenia already exists a critical mass of skills. Based on the quality of individual applications and resources available, 17 projects were co-financed (source: OP Development of Regional Development potentials 2007-2013), total value of supported projects amounting to € 425,483,576. The following eligible activities were supported: (i) R&D activities; (ii) Investment in machinery and equipment, building and non-productive investments; (iii) investment in production equipment. About 51% of support was allocated to sectors/products that - at least potentially - relate to bioeconomy (28% new materials; 14% processing of wood; 9% biotechnology). The measure was promoting itself as 'The financial foundation for development of green technologies'.
Goal/Aim: 
The measure highlighted the following goals: (i) increase investment in research and development; (ii) strengthening the competencies of members and wider environments; (iii) achieve a critical mass of knowledge and capital for global competitiveness; (iv) achieve synergies between the partners on common areas of activity; (v)focus on strategic development in key industries that are consistent with the definition of Horizon 2020; (vi) compliance with the Key Enabling Technologies of the European Union; (vii) the employment of highly qualified personnel; (viii) good practices of public-private partnerships.

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