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Strengthening and empowering of cross border innovation networks through Fertilization Innovation Labs in Agro-food for improving the connection between research and SMEs (EIP Approach)

Project Summary

The project FILA wants to enhance SMEs competitiveness and cross border cooperation, by strengthening the link between research and business, through the creation of cross border ‘Fertilization and Innovation Labs in Agro-food’ (FILA Labs). The sharing of innovative solutions resulting from the Operational Groups – European Innovation Partnership and from other forms of partnership will be favored by the creation of regional networks and a cross border FILA network. To favor the development of innovative enterprise and start up means to enhance enterprises’ competitiveness and guarantee more job opportunities, especially for young people.


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Total budget 1.044.547,80 EUR
EU Contribution IPA co-financing 85%
Duration 2018 / 2020

Main Outputs

-    Model of Fertilization Innovation Labs in Agro-food

-    3 interlinked FILA Labs in Korçe (Albania), Niksic (Montenegro), Bari (Italy) based on FILA model 

-    Cross-border network sharing knowledge and innovative solutions

Project Partnership
Lead Partner
Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes - Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari (IT) - Contacts: Damiano Petruzzella - petruzzella[at]
Project Partners
  1. Regione Puglia (IT)
  2. Fondi Shqiptar i Zhvillimit - Rajoni Korcë
  3. Agjencia Shqiptare e Zhvillimit të Investimeve AIDA (AL)
  4. Inovaciono Preduzetnički Centar Tehnopolis (ME)
  5. Direkcija za razvoj malih i srednjih preduzeća (ME)
Associated Partners
  1. Ministria e Bujqësisë, Zhvillimit Rural dhe Administrimit të Ujërave (AL)
  2. Ministarstvo poljoprivrede i ruralnog razvoja Crne Gore (ME)
Workshop and B2B meeting on the framework of the FILA PLUS project organized by ADF