The objective of the project “Creating a stimulating entrepreneurial environment in the Sisak-Moslavina County by establishing the PISMO Novska business incubator” is the development of new entrepreneurial infrastructure in the area of the town of Novska and the Sisak-Moslavina County.

The aim of the business incubator shall be to allow entrepreneurs to do business and create new jobs more easily and efficiently. It will also encourage the establishment of new companies/start-ups and their successful operation and will contribute to the strengthening of entrepreneurship in this part of the county.

The incubator will be focused on sectors of the metal industry and the industry of development of video games. The metal industry has a long-standing tradition in the Sisak-Moslavina County, which makes it one of the top-priority economic sectors in the County with great untapped potential. Additionally, the stronger development of a new industry that has seen a huge surge over the last years is also planned. Moreover, the equipment of the business infrastructure will allow entrepreneurs to develop their ideas in other areas of activity.

The establishment of business infrastructure, which will contain all the necessary equipment, such as a CNC machine, a 3D printer, a music and film studio and all the necessary software over 26 functional spatial units, will facilitate the growth of the entrepreneurial activity. The business incubator will influence the creation of a high quality entrepreneurial environment by creating the space, providing services and the possibility of using the equipment in order to make it easier and more accessible to entrepreneurs to work on the development of their business. By developing the business and creating new products and services, the requirements for creating new jobs, which is a priority and a necessity in the Sisak-Moslavina County, which has a high unemployment rate, will be established.

GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS

The objective of the project will be the establishment of a business incubator by equipping the business infrastructure and the creation of a favourable entrepreneurial climate by encouraging the development of start-ups, strengthening the existing entrepreneurs and the support institutions for entrepreneurs. The project is aimed at existing SMEs and the local (unemployed) population, which will benefit from an affordable, accessible and well-equipped entrepreneurial infrastructure with a range of services for the establishment and development of companies/start-ups, and at the local self-government units, which will benefit from less unemployment and a stronger economy.

ValueHRK 20,301,278.43 (of which the grant amounts to HRK 19,945,333.33)
Duration:1 September 2017 – 1 September 2019
Contact person:Andreja Šeperac, project manager, (044) 544-930, (091) 6213-151
Project holder:The Sisak-Moslavina County Development Agency SI-MO-RA d.o.o.
Partners:The Sisak-Moslavina County, the Zagreb Development Agency – TPZ d.o.o.

Project activities

  • Drafting the project and technical documentation
  • Adaptation of two building into the PISMO business incubator (two locations in Novska) 1213.27 m2
  • Furbishing the incubator (music studio equipment; filming equipment; CNC machine; micro melting furnace; 3D printer;
  • Software; VR equipment; computers, laptops and project, office furniture
  • Surveillance (expert surveillance, project manager for infrastructure project, engineer for the execution of FIDIC contract)
  • Promoting EU horizontal policies
  • Promotion and visibility
  • Project management