EUREKA IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Ammar Mirascija Department

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EUREKA IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Ammar Mirascija Department for Science Ministry of Civil Affairs

EUREKA IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Ammar Mirascija Department for Science Ministry of Civil Affairs

Bi. H AT GLANCE Official name: Bosnia and Herzegovina (locally Bosna i Hercegovina, most

Bi. H AT GLANCE Official name: Bosnia and Herzegovina (locally Bosna i Hercegovina, most commonly abbreviated as Bi. H) Capital city: Sarajevo (population 400, 000) Other major cities: Banja Luka, Bihać, Mostar, Tuzla, Zenica Geographic location: South Eastern Europe, borders with Croatia (932 km), Serbia (312 km) and Montenegro (215 km). Area: 51, 209 km 2 (land 51, 197 km 2 and sea 12, 2 km 2) Population: 3. 8 million Religions: Muslim (44%), Orthodox Christian (32%), Roman Catholic (17%), Others (7%) Ethnic groups: Bosniaks, Serbs, Croats and others Official Languages: Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian Administrative organization: Two entities (Federation of Bi. H and Republika Srpska) and Brčko District of Bi. H Government Structure: Bi. H is a parliamentary democracy with a bicameral parliament (House of Representatives and House of Peoples), a three-member rotating Presidency, a Council of Ministers, and Constitutional Court. GDP: 11. 6 billion EUR (2007) GDP per capita: 3, 412 EUR (2007) Currency: Konvertibilna Marka (BAM-official; KM-common use) Exchange rate: 1 EUR = KM 1. 95 (fixed exchange rate)

Since 2009 Bi. H is part of EUREKA Network (NIP Status) EUREKA Office: Ministry

Since 2009 Bi. H is part of EUREKA Network (NIP Status) EUREKA Office: Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Trg Bi. H 3, 71000 Sarajevo

Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bi. H Ministry for Science and Technology of RS

Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bi. H Ministry for Science and Technology of RS Ministry for Education and Science of FBi. H (10 Cantons)

Average funding: 15, 000 EUR per project per year

Average funding: 15, 000 EUR per project per year

Institutions: - Academies of Arts and Sciences of Bi. H and of Republika Srpska,

Institutions: - Academies of Arts and Sciences of Bi. H and of Republika Srpska, - 8 public and 14 private universities; - 51 research institutes and centers - Innovation centers and Technology Parks - National Patent Office and Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina,

National priorities: - Health; ICT; Food, Agriculture and Forestry; Energy; Environment; Transport;

National priorities: - Health; ICT; Food, Agriculture and Forestry; Energy; Environment; Transport;

Network of public infrastructures and significant industrial base: - Coal and Iron Ore deposits,

Network of public infrastructures and significant industrial base: - Coal and Iron Ore deposits, - Wood processing; - Heavy industries ( steel and aluminium); - Water resources for hydro electricity;

ADVANCED GLOBAL SYSTEM TO ELIMINATE ANTI-PERSONNEL LANDMINES (APL). DESIGN, DEVELOP AND TEST AN INNOVATIVE

ADVANCED GLOBAL SYSTEM TO ELIMINATE ANTI-PERSONNEL LANDMINES (APL). DESIGN, DEVELOP AND TEST AN INNOVATIVE INTEGRATED SYSTEM TO NEUTRALISE MINED AREAS. THIS SYSTEM WILL ENABLE THE POSITION AND KIND OF MINES USED TO BE DETERMINED WITH A 99% ACCURACY RATE. Status > FINISHED - 22 -Aug-2005 Main contact GTD S. A. INGENIERIA DE Technological Area SISTEMAS Y SOFTWARE 5. 5. 10 / Sensors/Multisensor INDUSTRIAL Technology, Instrumentation PG. GARCIA FARIA, 17 Market Area 08005 -BARCELONA > SPAIN Tel. +34 93 493 9300 Start Date > 01 -Jan-2000 Fax. +34 93 225 5122 End date > 01 -Jul-2005 ENG. FRANCISCO JAVIER VARAS > Duration > 66 Months INGENIERO DE Actual cost > 32. 04 M€ TELECOMUNICACION, JEFE DE Participating countries > SLOVAK PROYECTO REPUBLIC, SWEDEN, ITALY, SPAIN, [email protected] es BELGIUM, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, http: //www. gtd. es Organisation type > SME AUSTRIA, TURKEY, FRANCE

So far, experience in SEE-ERA. NET and SEE ERA. NET Plus Bosnia supports very

So far, experience in SEE-ERA. NET and SEE ERA. NET Plus Bosnia supports very much but cannot commit to the „E!DI“-Call 2015 No experience with ESIF; not member of TAFTIE (not envisaged in near future) Dissemination tools: Web-site (ncp. ba)+newsletter

FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA AND ITS PEOPLE Bosnia and Herzegovina has a

FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA AND ITS PEOPLE Bosnia and Herzegovina has a great tradition of success in various fields of science, art, literature, technology, etc. It is also blessed with natural beauties rarely seen anywhere else. • Ivo Andrić received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1961, for his novel The Bridge over the Drina River, where the author describes the life of this region in which East and West have for centuries clashed with their interests and influences, a region whose population is composed of different nationalities and religions. • In 1975, Vladimir Prelog received the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work in the field of natural compounds and stereochemistry of organic molecules and reaction. • Sarajevo hosted the Winter Olympic Games, in 1984, which marked the only time a socialist country has hosted the Winter Olympics. Organizers took full advantage of the opportunity and constructed state-of-the-art sports facilities. • In 2002, Danis Tanović won the Oscar award for the best foreign film, No Man’s Land. This Bosnian writer and director became a celebrity in the international film community practically overnight with the release of his drama about the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. No Man's Land is one of the most highly awarded films in the history of Bosnian cinematography. Numerous awards, 42 in all, include the Golden Globe and the Oscar. • Sarajevo Film Festival has become the largest and the most important event for film professionals and film lovers in this part of Europe. Many film celebrities visit Sarajevo during the Festival, enriching with their presence the Festival programs and contributing to its atmosphere, such as: Bono Vox, Danis Tanović, Steve Buscemi, Vanessa Redgrave, Willem Dafoe, Mike Leigh, Gerard Depardieu, John Malkovich, Nick Nolte, etc. • Irfan Skiljan created the first version of Irfan. View, in 1996. Irfan. View is one of the most popular viewers worldwide. It is very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9 x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003. Irfan. View was the first Windows graphic viewer worldwide with Multiple (animated) GIF support, one of the first with Multipage TIF support and the first with Multiple ICO support. Trams were first regularly used in Europe in Sarajevo, starting in 1885. These streetcars were an animal railway, usually using horses and sometimes mules to haul the cars. •

Thank you for your attention ammar. mirascija@mcp. gov. ba www. ncp. ba

Thank you for your attention ammar. [email protected] gov. ba www. ncp. ba