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Research and innovation

Policy background

Bosnia and Herzegovina participates in the EU Research and Innovation programmes since 2009. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s structural reform priorities encourage the competitive generation and distribution of knowledge through investing in research and development, clusters and small and medium-sized enterprises. In this way, BiH aims at increasing industrial competitiveness and achieving strong economic growth. International cooperation in research and innovation is a key component in this.

BiH’s strengths in the EU’s Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation are in the fields of Energy and Environment. The relatively high number of participants in the area of Innovation in SMEs underlines continuously growing number of participants and projects from BiH.

Bosnia and Herzegovina became fully associated member to Horizon Europe in January 2021.

Horizon 2020 key figures

Funding opportunities

Horizon Europe

International cooperation opportunities in research and innovation can be found under Horizon Europe, the EU's key research and innovation funding programme until 2027. 

Horizon Europe website

Information flyers on Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe : apply for your funding now!

Horizon Europe - Horizon Europe calling SMEs!

Horizon Europe - Western Balkans and horizon in Europe

Horizon Europe - Are you a Horizon Europe applicant who needs some guidance? : Horizon Europe's national contact points can help you

Projects and results

Research project database (CORDIS)

The Commission's primary portal for results of EU-funded research projects. Here you can find International cooperation projects related to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

EU funded projects

Project success stories

Stories of particularly successful EU-funded research projects involving Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Examples of international cooperation projects

CROSSBOW aims at:

  1. A better control of cross-border balancing energy at interconnection points
  2. new storage solutions – distributed and centralized-, offering ancillary services to operate Virtual Storage Plants
  3. better ICT and Communications - e.g. better network observability, enabling flexible generation and Demand Response schemas
  4. the definition of a transnational wholesale market, proposing fair and sustainable remuneration for clean energies though the definition of new business models supporting the participation of new players –i.e. aggregators- and the reduction of costs.

Contact

National Contact Points

The National Contact Points (NCPs) provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon Europe.

European Commission

Bernhard FABIANEK
Senior Expert
DG Research and Innovation, Unit 04 Horizon Europe Association

Telephone: +32 229 69615 | email: Bernhard.Fabianek@ec.europa.eu

Nikelina NASKA
Policy officer
DG Research and Innovation, Unit 04 Horizon Europe Association

Telephone: +32 229 83809 | email: Nikelina.NASKA@ec.europa.eu

 

Documents

Research and innovation cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Agreement associating Bosnia and Herzegovina to Horizon Europe
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