Full partners

University of Banja Luka (Lead Partner)

Bosnia & Herzogovina

International University of Sarajevo

Bosnia & Herzogovina

POLIS University


Innovation Centre Banja Luka

Bosnia & Herzogovina

University Union Nikola Tesla


Institute of Chemical Science and Technology "G. Natta" CNR


Innovation Greece


University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev"


Associated partners

University of Novi Sad


Science and Technology Park Novi Sad


Max. funding Phase 1
€ 350,000
Max. funding Phase 2
€ 400,000
Supported by
EIT Manufacturing
Coordinated by
EIT RawMaterials

Project description

The DeepGreenInno Project will contribute to the European Deep Tech Talent Initiative through capacity building of the five partnering HEI institutions in the East South East Europe (ESEE) countries (two in Bosnia and Herzegovina, one in Serbia, one in Bulgaria, and one in Albania).

Increasing innovative capacity in green material technologies, green chemistry, and material chain-related environmental protection is the core of the Project. It will support the development of high-quality innovation training related to environmentally acceptable material industry issues by introducing the ‘green’ innovation principles with ever-increasing potential roles of deep tech.

Sensor applications, AI, and fast data analysis used in synergy to improve production and processing of materials is defining in classifying the new ideas as deep tech. In line with the Deep Tech Talent Initiative, the Project will enable HEIs to educate students in achieving the ‘greener’ technologies, leading to ever greener transition of European industries and societies.

Coordinating country, Bosnia and Herzegovina (the most recent EU candidate country), is experiencing a strong trend of investment in the material sector, as well as the partner HEIs’ countries of Bulgaria, Serbia and Albania. HEIs will benefit from the participation of the CNR SCITEC Italy as the partner, which is the crucial research union driving Italy’s material science and technology forward. CNR has been a valuable partner in multiple projects with coordinator, the University of Banja Luka.

This successful collaboration will now be further expanded, and this model introduced to the other partnering HEI’s in DeepGreenInno Project. Two innovation-oriented institutions, Innovation Centre Banja Luka and Innovation Greece, are partners in the Project with broad experience in providing training in the area of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Activities in the Project are designed to strengthen the network of consortium experts, but will also be designed to provide a chance to bring the most promising students together with large industry and SME entrepreneurs for knowledge exchange.

In parallel to understanding the deep tech dimension of ‘green material technologies’, the innovation potential in this field will be taught and promoted to young people, encouraging them to look for self-employment in the start-ups or to think out-of-the-box and search for greener solutions in their companies if they are already employed. Innovation and entrepreneurial education will be additionally supported by the associated partners from Novi Sad, Serbia (University of Novi Sad and Science and Technology Park Novi Sad).

The number of activities and KPIs are carefully balanced to involve partners with maximum balance, and to reach all the objective of the call, as well as to surpass them wherever possible in order to increase the impact to the capacity building of the HEIs involved.

Project coordinator

Suzana GOTOVAC ATLAGIĆ Suzana GOTOVAC ATLAGIĆ, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Banja Luka (contact)

Project website


Project timeline

EIT HEI Timeline May 2023