Projects

Approved R&D projects

After the first two calls and out of 90 eligible applications received the EBRD has approved 21 projects for development and implementation of green technologies and improvement of resource efficiency in Serbia. The total value of the awarded vouchers is 300 000 EUR. Please find more details on the approved projects in the interactive map and table below.

Projects approved in the first around

1

Project: Smart and eco-friendly irrigation system based on sensor fusion

SME: AE Marko Čarnić, Begeč

R&D provider: Institute BioSense, Novi Sad

2

Project: Eco building material made of waste plastic and glass

SME: Dogama d.o.o. Zrenjanin

R&D service provider: Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Novi Sad

3

Project: Low-power agrometeorological stations and soil temperature probes

SME: Muvaround d.o.o. Belgrade

R&D service provider: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade and Innovation Center of the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade

4

Project: Lightweight panels made of waste expanded polystyrene and fly ash

SME: Dorado d.o.o. Kragujevac

R&D service providers: Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac and IMS Institute, Belgrade

5

Project: Advanced electricity demand-side management for industry

SME: Energia gas and power d.o.o. Belgrade

R&D service providers: Innovation Center of Advanced Technologies, Niš and SASA Matchematical Institute, Belgrade

6

Project: Tabletop CNC machine and advanced clamping tool for metal processing

SME: GOMMA Line d.o.o. Kragujevac

R&D service provider: Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac

7

Project: Innovative recovery of latent heat from the flash steam release

SME: NS Koncept d.o.o. Novi Sad

R&D service provider: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade

8

Project: A novel non-invasive diagnostics of refrigerant pressure in air conditioners

SME: Avalon Partners d.o.o. Belgrade

R&D service provider: School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade

9

Project: Biofertilizers for improved growth and yield of crops and sustainable phosphorus management

SME: Biofor System d.o.o. Belgrade

R&D service provider: Institute for Food Technology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade

10

Project: Conversion of waste plastic packaging material to biodegradable plastic

SME: ESENSA d.o.o. Belgrade

R&D service provider: Institute for Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Belgrade

Projects approved in the second around

1

Project: Eco-friendly corrosion inhibitor for steel based on tannin extracted from rose hips and horse chestnuts

SME: Metal – Obrenovac d.o.o. Obrenovac

R&D service provider: Institute for Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade

2

Project: IoT platform for grain storage management

SME: DunavNET d.o.o. Novi Sad

R&D service provider: Institute of Food Technology, University of Novi Sad

3

Project: Lightweight automatic cover for open warehouses

SME: Markant d.o.o. Valjevo

R&D service provider: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade

4

Project: Modular non-dissipative battery discharger/charger that discharges power to the grid

SME: G-Net d.o.o. Belgrade

R&D service provider: Innovation Center of the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade

5

Project: Polyethylene greenhouse with integrated flexible semi-transparent photovoltaic panels

SME: A.D. Crna Trava Leskovac

R&D service provider: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Niš

6

Project: Eco-friendly technology for the production of adhesives based on modified starch

SME: Eucom d.o.o. Belgrade

R&D service provider: Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade

7

Project: Filtration unit for iron in high-flow water systems used for irrigation

SME: Agro Produkt SRB d.o.o. Gospođinci

R&D service providers: Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad and Institute BioSense, University of Novi Sad

8

Project: Water- and fire-proof building panels made of waste Tetra Pak packages

SME: Feplo d.o.o. Čačak

R&D service providers: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Niš and BETE, Kruševac

9

Project: Automatic system for treatment of waste water from oil pits at transformer stations

SME: Tekon Tehnokonsulting d.o.o. Belgrade

R&D service provider: Innovation Center of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade

10

Project: Portable micro hydropower plant suitable for slow flows and small differences in height

SME: 4M Specijalni Alati d.o.o. Novi Banovci

R&D service providers: Lola Institute and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade

11

Project: Small bioreactor for production of biogas and compost from turf manure and other organic waste

SME: Jovanović & Sinovi Master Food d.o.o. Bačka Topola

R&D service providers: Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad and Educons University, Sremska Kamenica

Other examples of eligible R&D projects

Early fault detection in machinery for increased equipment efficiency

A company in Gornji Milanovac has 90 employees. It manufactures packaging materials made of paper and wants to implement an early fault detection system in its rotating machinery (compressors, pumps, gearboxes and electric motors).

The company asks the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at the University of Kragujevac to perform the necessary measurements (such as vibration, temperature and speed), prepare a feasibility study and then advise on where and what kind of additional sensors it should install and which algorithms it should use for early fault detection.

If the company implements the proposed solution successfully, it would increase equipment efficiency, decrease electricity consumption, and reduce number of failures and waste, therefore increasing equipment availability and production capacity.

The eligible R&D services cost for this project is €10.000 (excluding VAT). The Green Innovation Voucher will be worth €9.000 (90 per cent of the costs without VAT) and the company is expected to provide co-financing of €1.000 (10 per cent of the costs without VAT).

Testing a new sorbent to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

A small business in Bor has 40 employees. It has developed a new sorbent based on limestone which can be injected into coal, oil, gas and biomass-fired boilers and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

To further develop and improve the sorbent, the business contacts the Laboratory for Thermal Engineering and Energy at the Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences to do additional tests and measurements in one of the thermal or biomass power plants in order to validate if the new sorbent is better than those that have already been used and are available on the Serbian market.

The eligible R&D services cost for this project is €15.000 (excluding VAT). The Green Innovation Voucher will be worth €13.500 (90 per cent of the costs without VAT) and the business is expected to provide co-financing of €1.500 (10 per cent of the costs without VAT).

Modelling of a high-voltage transformer for lower losses

A medium-sized business in Belgrade has 180 employees and manufactures high-voltage 110kV transformers.

In order to increase its efficiency and lower manufacturing costs, it contacts the Nikola Tesla Institute of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade to develop a detailed model of the power transformer and propose its optimal parameters. Such a transformer would reduce losses that occur during the voltage transformation while the business would reduce consumption of materials used in the manufacturing process.

The eligible R&D services cost for this project is €25.000 (excluding VAT). The Green Innovation Voucher will be worth €20.000 (which is the maximum available value) and the business is expected to provide co-financing of €5.000 (covering the remaining costs).

For more examples please have a look at the projects approved within the Climate Innovation Vouchers scheme in Ukraine.