The Program resulted from many years of experience in working with clusters within national cluster development programs. As part of the Program, RDA Belgrade provides the following services:
- Support to clustering initiatives;
- Support in establishing cluster organizations;
- Support to cluster development;
- Support in project proposals preparation;
- Support in project implementation;
- Delivery of educational programs;
- Provision of consulting services in accordance with cluster/cluster members’ needs.
Competitiveness and Fast-growing SME and Entrepreneurship Support
The Program aims to strengthen competitiveness of SMEs, entrepreneurs and cooperatives through adjustment of business operations to international standards, improvement of business processes, products and services, and capacity building.
Mentoring for the SMEE Sector
Mentoring Program is part of the national support program to the SMEE sector, implemented in accordance with the methodology developed in cooperation with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). It is a specific, non-financial, support offered to SMEs and entrepreneurs whose businesses face problems in current operations or further development.
Mentoring program features joint work of a mentor and an entrepreneur, for the purpose of finding the best solution for future business operations. Mentor assists the entrepreneur in analyzing current business situation, problems and indicating barriers to growth.
Mentoring is a time-limited service. The process begins with joint analysis of current business operations and problems, continues with a plan prescribing actions to overcome barriers and completes during cooperation in implementation of defined and planned activities.
RDA Belgrade offers mentoring services ever since 2009 – the year when it was first piloted in Serbia with JICA.
Women Entrepreneurship Support Program
Overall goal of the Program targets development of women entrepreneurship through adjustment of business operations to international standards, improvement of business processes, products and services, and capacity building.