Slovak Business and Innovation Centre

Akronym: BIC

BIC Bratislava was established in 1991 as a first Business and Innovation Centre in the Central and Eastern Europe. Since then BIC Bratislava became a leading expert organisation for entrepreneurial support, internationalisation of businesses, innovation, research and regional development in Slovakia.


Main activities of BIC Bratislava:

  • development of innovative business and support of the public-private (academia-industry) partnerships;
  • supporting innovation and trans-national technological cooperation in Slovakia as a coordinator of Enterprise Europe Network in Slovakia (2008-2014) and Innovation Relay Centres (1997-2008);
  • co-organiser and member of the Coordination Office for the National FP7 Supporting Infrastructure in Slovakia, National Contact Points and National Expert/Delegate for INCO, SME and People;
  • formulation of the Regional Innovation Strategies for 4 Slovak regions (Bratislava, Trnava, Nitra and Presov) and development of the RIS 3 for the Bratislava Region (Smart Specialization Strategy) and the National Innovation Strategy S3;
  • building the innovation and technology transfer infrastructure (National Centre for Technology Transfer and technology transfer offices in the public research organisations);
  • active membership in national and international networks for research and innovation.


BIC Bratislava has a long tradition in leading and participating in the EU projects focused on research and innovation (more than 50 projects funded by FP4-FP7, CIP, Central Europe Programme 2007-2013, Phare, IVF).




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