EU PRO Programme funded by the European Union and the Republic of Serbia
  • Republic of Serbia
  • UNOPS

City of Niš

Southern and Eastern Serbia - Nišavski District

Level of development - Group I

Active enterprises - 3275

Active entrepreneurs - 8770

257,348


Citizens
h-money

42,449


Average income

596


Area
Niš

15


improving business competitiveness

3


improving business environment

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strengthening social cohesion and inclusion

613,200 Euros

470,164 Euros

(77% EU PRO)

143,036 Euros

(23% Co-funding)

434,759 Euros

Support to an entrepreneur producing electrical installation material - N & S Pro Nikola Tesla

Support to Entrepreneurs, Micro and Small Enterprises

The entrepreneur is engaged in production of electrical installation material. The grant will be utilised to procure new production equipment and tools in order to expand the range of products by introducing new final products and to increase productivity and competitiveness. Immediate job creation is 2 new employees and 1 employee in a longer term. Planned CSR activities are comprehensive including support to people with disabilities, children events, donation of products to health and education institutions, renovating local school etc.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

45,480 Euros

30,000 Euros

15,480 Euros

Support to an entrepreneur in food producing - Active Factory Donja Vrežina

Support to Entrepreneurs, Micro and Small Enterprises

The enterprise is engaged in food production. The grant will be utilised to procure the production line for manufacturing an innovative chocolate product - chocolate sticks - in order to expand production and range of products. This will lead to the immediate creation of two new jobs and another 9 in the long term. The enterprise will implement corporate social responsibility activities which will include food donations to local children’s hospitals, training for students, donation of park benches for local parks etc.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

18,600 Euros

12,810 Euros

5,790 Euros

Support to an entrepreneur in IT and communications - Softelm

Support to Entrepreneurs, Micro and Small Enterprises

The entrepreneur is engaged in the development of business software solutions, web presentations and software for start up companies. Through the grant, ICT equipment will be purchased in order to expand existing software development capabilities, boost productivity by enabling faster data processing and testing and open two new jobs immediately and another eight subsequently. The entrepreneur will be conducting corporate social responsibility activities which will include the provision of internships and ICT trainings for youth, as well as donation of IT equipment to the locals schools.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

20,200 Euros

16,160 Euros

4,040 Euros

Support to an entrepreneur engaged in metal processing - Steel Gym Gornja Vrežina

Support to Entrepreneurs, Micro and Small Enterprises

The entrepreneur is engaged in the production of professional bodybuilding and fitness equipment. The grant will be used to procure equipment for bending steel pipes and machines for plastic coating in order to increase the production capacity and productivity, improve the quality of products and open at least two new jobs. This investment will decrease dependence on other companies that are currently providing sewing services. The corporate social responsibility activities this entrepreneur will be conducting will include the installation of fitness equipment on the children’s playground in the local community.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

25,700 Euros

18,500 Euros

7,200 Euros

Support to an entrepreneur engaged in clothing production - Mistral

Support to Entrepreneurs, Micro and Small Enterprises

The entrepreneur is engaged in the production of women's and men's bags and wallets. The grant will be utilised to procure sewing and processing machines, hydraulic presses and cutting and polishing machines in order to expand the range of products and increase the production capacity. This will lead to the immediate creation of three new jobs as well another 8 in longer term. The entrepreneur will conduct corporate social responsibility activities which include support to the National Association of Parents of Children with Cancer – NURDOR.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

32,140 Euros

22,498 Euros

9,642 Euros

Support to an IT and communications enterprise - Ingsoftware d.o.o.

Support to Entrepreneurs, Micro and Small Enterprises

The enterprise is engaged in programming and the development of software, web and mobile applications and video games. The grant will be utilised to procure new computers and a local computer network and implement the ISO9001 standard in order to increase the quality and range of products and enable the engagement of seven new employees in total. The enterprise will implement corporate social responsibility activities that include the provision of free education and support to humanitarian activities.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

59,780 Euros

41,526 Euros

18,254 Euros

Support to an IT and communications enterprise - Badin Soft d.o.o.

Support to Entrepreneurs, Micro and Small Enterprises

The enterprise is engaged in the production of innovative software. The grant will be utilised to procure new servers for data processing and storage in order to support the production of innovative applications in the area of e-commerce and introduce the ISO / IEC 20000 and ISO / IEC 27001 standards. This will lead to the immediate creation of two new jobs and another eights subsequently. The enterprise will conduct corporate social responsibility activities that include the provision of educational activities to local students and humanitarian activities for children.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

26,000 Euros

20,000 Euros

6,000 Euros

Support to an IT and communications enterprise - Soltis d.o.o.

Support to Entrepreneurs, Micro and Small Enterprises

The enterprise is engaged in the development of software solutions, production of interactive digital information kiosks and applications for communication, trade, advertising. Through the grant, IT equipment will be procured, which will improve software design and enable the development of new and improved versions of the products and increase competitiveness. This will lead to the Immediate creation of one new job and 11 more in long term. The enterprise will be conducting corporate social responsibility activities which will activities include donations to children in need as well as provision of support to tourism in Niš by donating one interactive interactive digital info kiosks to the City’s Tourist Organisation.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

25,000 Euros

20,000 Euros

5,000 Euros

Support to an entrepreneur engaged in digital printing on textile - Wibbly Wobbly

Support to Entrepreneurs, Micro and Small Enterprises

The entrepreneur is engaged in the provision of digital printing on textile. Through the grant, textile printing machines and IT equipment will be purchased in order to improve the provision of customised printing on clothes and shoes and open two new jobs immediately and another subsequently. Their corporate social responsibility plan predicts the donation of custom printed clothes to local sports events, humanitarian and educational institutions as well as the organisation of a series of educational workshops for youth on the topics of entrepreneurship, finance etc.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

17,659 Euros

13,741 Euros

3,918 Euros

Support to the Startup Centre Niš: Gaming centre Niš - Support to the Centre for innovative youth entrepreneurship

Support to Business Support Organisations

Startup Centre Niš will define a working space of 50m2 to be equipped with adequate software and hardware workstations in order to facilitate the work of SMEs from the gaming sector. Also, the three employees in the Startup Centre would be educated on the subject of developing gaming companies, their foreign scaling and global market access, as well as the promotion and branding of the projects. Additionally, interested high school and college students will be educated about the industry.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

17,250 Euros

15,580 Euros

1,670 Euros

Support to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Niš: ELfak PROtotype FActory – ELPROFA

Support to Business Support Organisations

The Project predicts establishment of ELPROFA – Prototype Factory focused on development of advanced manufacturing technologies and prototyping in the region. ELPROFA will allow SMEs to produce prototypes and small production batches locally i.e. more efficiently and at a much lower cost. This can increase the competitiveness of SMEs by helping them build better products with improved design. Project predicts procurement of 3D modelling and printing machine, development of Handbook and introduction of new services necessary for SMEs in this line of business.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

24,780 Euros

24,780 Euros

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Support to ENECA: Establishing Support for Premium Food producers from south east Serbia

Support to Business Support Organisations

The project aims to support premium food producers from Southeast Serbia in order to contribute to enhanced competitiveness of SMEs in this region. By procuring equipment for food hub which was established by ENECA in a village Vrtište and also providing mentoring support, the organisation will contribute to improved production process and product quality of ten existing hub users and seven new SMEs, as well as ten unemployed women and youth from the National Employment Service (NES). Raising awareness and general visibility of the food hub via digital marketing is also seen as project priority to ensure long term success and project sustainability.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

33,347 Euros

29,833 Euros

3,514 Euros

Support to the NiCAT Cluster: NiCAT – Go International

Support to Business Support Organisations

Project will cover two components - the training for cluster employees in business development support (sales and marketing) including the establishment of procedures and policies, and the business missions and conference visits on targeted markets with proper preparation, maximising opportunities in the field and proper follow-up. All materials, lessons learned and contacts will be available to members in the future.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

31,875 Euros

29,896 Euros

1,979 Euros

Support to the Regional Development Agency “South”: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab - Collaborating platform for knowledge and innovation in south-east Serbia SMEs

Support to Business Support Organisations

The project consists of the two main groups of activities. First is to support SMEs in the form of training, educational, experience sharing and networking activities to increase human potentials and foster uptake of innovation practices that could lead to improved economic parameters of the SME. Second is to establish EN – INNO physical space in order to provide easy access to academic' expertise for SMEs and facilitate partnerships between SMEs, academia and RDAS. EN-INNO lab will serve for training and co-creation activities and as a working space for young SMEs, students and mentors teams involved in innovation contest.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

27,325 Euros

26,876 Euros

449 Euros

Support to Citizens' Association Dunđer: Increasing Competitiveness Level Of SMEs In Construction Sector Of Niš Region

Support to Business Support Organisations

The project aims to increase competitiveness level of SMEs in construction sector of the Niš region, by introducing standards necessary to expand to the EU market. The EU platform OPEN HOUSE is an established, standard methodology for quality and sustainability assessment of buildings. Ten interested employees from cluster SMEs will be trained as the new professional OPEN HOUSE evaluator. Also, project predicts development of a methodology by the group of experts, based on OPEN HOUSE platform, harmonised with Serbian laws and regulations, for all six groups of criteria for quality assessment and sustainability of buildings. This methodology will become the manual for implementation of standards.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

29,623 Euros

29,623 Euros

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178,441 Euros

Development of Execution Design for Multifunctional Expo Centre

Technical Documentation

The development of technical documentation, including urban design, will enable the construction of a "Multifunctional Expo Centre” which, once constructed, should increase the capacity of the City of Niš in the domain of tourism economy, particularly, event and congress tourism, sports events, etc.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

70,600 Euros

30,000 Euros

40,600 Euros

Provision of a back-up server for the e-permitting system

E-permitting

Improvement of the electronic system for the issuance of building permits through the provision of a back-up server, which will enhance its stability and availability for over 6,500 users that benefit from it every day. Server and network equipment were procured through the project, as well as necessary licences. The aim of this activity was to contribute to the creation of a more favourable business environment by improving the efficiency and transparency of the e-government and, ultimatively, to new investments. At the same time, citizens’ trust in institutions, as well as the quality of services that are being offered through the e-government will also be enhanced.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

2,141 Euros

2,141 Euros

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Improvement of GIS of the City of Niš

Introduction and Development of GIS

GIS in Niš City is a decade old and does not support the cutting edge tools needed for the modernisation of citizen orientated services. New GIS project will enable planning support, implementation and monitoring of territorial development through improvement of institutional and human capacities as well as the continuous upgrade of GIS.

Project value:

Programme funds:

Co-funding:

105,700 Euros

86,200 Euros

19,500 Euros

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