Promoting academia-industry alliances for R&D through collaborative and open innovation platform (All4R&D)

Project number






36 months (2018-2021)




531.165 €


Applicant (Coordinator)


Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje – North Macedonia


Local Coordinators





Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic Of Armenia: Mr. Hachya Astsatryan –  

National Polytechnic University of Armenia: Mr. Ruben Aghgashyan –

National University of Architecture and Construction: Mrs. Gohar Avetisyan –

Yerevan Telecommunications Research Institute CJSC: Mr. Mher Markosyan – 


EU partners






Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum – Germany

Vaasan Yliopisto – Finland

World University Service- Austrian Committee – Austria

Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy – North Macedonia





Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic Of Armenia 
National Polytechnic University of Armenia 
National University of Architecture and Construction
Yerevan Telecommunications Research Institute CJSC

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Univerzitet Dzemal Bijedic u Mostaru sa Supsidijarnom Odgovornoscu Sasjedistem u Mostaru 
Univerzitet u Sarajevu
HP Investing Mostar
Winner Project d.o.o.

Project Summary

The aim of the All4R&D project is to accelerate research, innovation, knowledge and technology transfer in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Armenia through enhancing strategic academia-industry alliances.
The specific project objectives are:
• To reinforce existing and to establish new university structures – Cooperative R&D Units together with industry; partners in the areas of knowledge creation and transfer, research and innovation, commercialisation of R&D results;
• To develop a methodology for collaboration and open innovation and establish web based platform focusing on knowledge transfer, innovation and networking potential;
• To test and review the model of collaboration between universities and companies through pilot projects; and
• To enhance career development and employability of students and alumni by offering new and innovative opportunities in research and education.
The following stakeholders are potential users of the project results:
1. Academic and research institutions
2. Industry partners (private companies, especially those who have strong research and innovation potential)
3. Students and alumni
4. Government agencies, ministries, public enterprises; business and professional associations
5. Investing agencies and third-party funds
The excellence of this project will be provided by developing and application of a unique approach of establishing specific, wide-ranged, interactive, comprehensive connection between academia and industry, one being an inspiration and a confirmation to the other. Through synergistic partnership of 13 organisations the academia industry alliances will be built in holistic approach which will provide vital human capital, with skills and competences needed today. Our motivation was the understanding that when companies and universities work in tandem they can push the frontiers of knowledge, and become a powerful engine for innovation and economic growth.