Confirm cookie choices
Cookies are pieces of code used to track website usage and give audiences the best possible experience.
Use the buttons to confirm whether you agree with default cookie settings when using

Green Innovation Vouchers putting down roots in Serbia

By Bojana Vlajcic

Share this page:
Initiative provides €435,000 to small businesses for innovative green solutions in its first year

A few of the projects awarded so far will support development of precision agriculture in Serbia.


  • Green Innovation Vouchers scheme marks first anniversary in Serbia
  • Initiative has provided €435,000 for innovative solutions to date
  • New applications for mega vouchers up to €50,000 welcome

Serbian small businesses have started to benefit from a new scheme designed to increase their innovation capacity in green technologies and resource efficiency.

The Green Innovation Vouchers initiative marked its first anniversary with a ceremony in Belgrade today, awarding eight new local companies with a total of €135,000 for green investments, in the presence of Viktor Nedović, State Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development; Filip Abramović, Assistant Minister for Waste Management; Katarina Obradović Jovanović, Assistant Minister for SMEs; and Zsuzsanna Hargitai, EBRD Director for the Western Balkans.

In its first year the scheme has supported 29 projects with vouchers worth a combined €435,000. The successful projects come from sectors such as precision agriculture, energy and materials efficiency, waste management, renewables and eco-friendly products.

The Green Voucher Scheme was introduced a year ago in Serbia to promote green technologies and resource efficiency as core elements of the country’s transition to the green economy. The EBRD-led initiative is funded by Austria’s DRIVE (Delivering Resource Efficiency Investments) Programme and supported by Italy through the Central European Initiative (CEI).

The EBRD has moved into a new phase of the scheme which will target projects with larger resource-efficiency impact, and increased the value of the vouchers up to €50,000. A new call for applications for mega vouchers is open from 29 November 2018. SMEs and R&D service providers can apply through the web page

The following eight new projects were awarded vouchers today: 





R&D Service Provider


Development of technology for production of apple pomace flour

Desing d.o.o. Beograd

Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade


Development and testing of an advanced system for material tracking and waste reduction in printing industry

Grafostil d.o.o. Kragujevac

Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac


Development and testing of a solar-wind hybrid power system for irrigation

Green Day d.o.o. Beograd

School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade


Development and testing of an industrial pump with improved efficiency for abrasive, aggressive and viscous media

NIP INOX d.o.o. Donja Mutnica

Institute for Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade


Development of technology for production of mortar from slag of heating plants

SABA BELČA d.o.o. Preševo

Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade


Development and testing of an ultracapacitor system for energy storage

Stevanović trafo d.o.o. Niš

Innovation centre of advanced technologies CNT d.o.o. Niš


Development and testing of a software for design and optimization of plate heat exchangers

TRACO d.o.o. Beograd

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade


Development of technology for production of pellets and briquettes from raspberry and blackberry pruned material

Zlatibor Gradnja-Kop d.o.o. Užice

Faculty of Technical Sciences Čačak, University of Kragujevac


Share this page:
GDPR Cookie Status