European Early Innovators Innitiative (EEII) is a project mainly funded from Danube Strategic Project Fund, initiated by competent actors from 4 countries (Romania, Italy, Ukraine and Slovakia) and which resulted as an opportunity to diminish gaps in the current situation from Danube region when it comes to innovation and research in terms of market needs.

EEII tackles some grand challenges of the Danube Region:

  • Young people are not much interested in studying STEM (science, technology, enineering, mathematics).
  • Young researchers are not enough encouraged or supported to become entrepreneurs.
  • Research does not result in innovation.
  • Scientists are not used to analyse markets or to take into account the needs of the industry.
  • Germany's and Austrian's best practice in promoting innovation is insufficient known and implemented by other economies in Danube Region.
  • The success rates of applications for European funds is very poor in the Eastern part of Danube Region.

Achieved results, elaborated documents and created opportunities are presented on this website according the progress of EEII.

Pre-selected by PAC 8 and finally chosen for funding by PAC 10:

Danube Strategic Project Fund (DSPF) supports the implementation of 12 projects which have potential to become strategic projects. EEII, managed by STM, is the single project in this program with Romanian lead partner. Details are to be found on the website of DSPF.

Project duration: January 2018 – December 2018

Budget: Funding by Danube Strategic Project Fund