Annual regional innovation award „Krištáľový Merkúr”

Project information

Index: 1341R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location SLOVENSKA REPUBLIKA SLOVENSKA REPUBLIKA Banska Bystrica Stredne Slovensko Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2008
End: n/a

Topic of the practice

Support and promotion of local innovators and entrepreneurs

Good Practice Information

At the end of the year 2008 the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Banská Bystrica Self-governing Region announced a new innovation competition “Krištáľový Merkúr“ with the aim to support and present innovative activities of entrepreneurs that contribute to an economic development of the region. Annual budget in Euro: 5.000 EUR.

Evidence of success

5 competitions have already been announced (2008-2012) in which 59 innovators applied for the award. 8 companies have been awarded by “Krištáľový Merkúr” as well as 5 young innovators. The award contributes to increasing of innovation awareness and creating of innovation culture in the region.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Ms. Marina Spirova

Banska Bystrica Regional Chamber of the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Annex completed on: 10-24-2014

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