E-Institute, Institute for Comprehensive Development Solutions (E-zavod) - (Slovenia)
E-Institute is operating in the terms of several pillars of sustainable development – economy, ecology, energy, innovation, ICT and rural development. In the context of these pillars it is involved in different R&D&I projects and therefore is mainly working and collaborating with partners from EU Member States and abroad (also with the countries from the former Yugoslavia). Special expertise of E-Institute are also preparation of administrative documentation for EU Cohesion funds, implementation of feasibility studies, preparation of cost-benefit analyses, sustainability impact assessments, and implementation of wide range of the R&D&I projects.
E-Institute has the potential to support the citizens in applying innovative approaches and technologies in the regional and national sense. Main competencies of E-Institute are concrete knowledge of innovation processes, good links with many relevant stakeholders and rich experiences with EU funded projects in the above mentioned fields. E-Institute is also linked with the main European consultants for project preparation and other relevant EU structures.
E-Institute also acts as a local business incubator for the Slovenia's lower Podravje statistical region, called “Mozaik podjetništva” (eng. "Mosaic of Business"). Business incubator is offering help to new prospective firms with different supportive activities (use of facilities, help by accessing companies to international markets, etc.). The goal of this foundation is to achieve rise of undertaking culture in our region, contribution to greater success of individual business initiatives and development of a friendly region. The incubator works as private non-profit organization and is not dependent on the public finances. As private incubator all funds for its management has to be collected through financial successfulness of involved companies.
E-Institute is also main coordinator of the Central European Network of Living Labs, together with his E-Zavod Living Lab, which is a member of ENoLL – European Network of Living Labs and a member of SNoLL – Slovenian Network of Living Labs.
Contact person :
Darko Fercej, CEO
Adress: Cuckova 5, 2250 Ptuj, Slovenia
+386 2 749 32 25