Name / Title
Case Study Region
Goriška region, Slovenia
Primorska region (NUTS 3 regions: Goriška, Littoral, Notranjska); altogether 25 municipalities)
Business; funding scheme; advice service
Main activity / focus
Incubator for inventive and prosperous enterprises.
Target beneficiaries / market
Innovative entrepreneurs in cross-border region (Slovenia-Italy).
The firm was founded in 1999, new building opening in 2005.
Current Funding source(s)
Firms can be registered as:
40 firms have reached stage “regular member” till 2009, and 19 “new regular members” in March 2009 (Delo, 17. 4. 2009, p. 10)
Primorska Technology Park Ltd. is a company involved in setting-up, operation and growth of innovative technology firms. Primorska Technology park offers help to firms when coping with entrepreneurial and market issues: this aid is focused on developing firms own products and services and entering the market. The idea of the initiative is to be open for Slovenian and Italian firms for the purpose of creating internationally recognizable business environment. The latest should be attractive for top-quality, innovative, high-tech and R&D firms and therefore contributing to the regional development.
PrimorskaTechnology Parkis recruiting new members all the time, it evaluates and stimulates new ideas and firms to join. One can become a member of Primorska Technology Park when he/she is registered as a firm, individual entrepreneur of R&D sector within the firm; the firm needs to be highly oriented in development, technology and innovativeness of products, services or processes, demonstrate high market potential, and successful in fulfilling market niche.
The results are being quantitatively measured (number of working places, newly created products): for example 45 high-tech working places and 18 new products and services in 2008 (Delo, 13. 6. 2009, p. 16).
When a firm is selected by the Programme council of Primorska Technology park it may apply (with the help of Primorska Technology Park) for firm impetus at special public calls. For example, it can be co-financed by Slovene Enterprise Fund (for new firms set-up, new products/services development) and Public Agency for Entrepreneurship and Foreign Investments that enables single firm with 70.000 € in three years (it is obligatory that the firm is a member of Primorska Technology Park).
Quite common methodology has already been used several times in rural areas.
Mr. Stojan Ščuka, email@example.com
Primorski tehnološki park d.o.o., Mednarodni prehod 6, Vrtojba, 5290 Šempeter pri Gorici