Agency for Innovation and European Cooperation (AIEC NGO)

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Non-governmental agency (AIEC NGO) aims to contribute to the development not only of Slovakia, but also of the whole region of Central & South East Europe by the realization of non-profit oriented projects addressing AIEC Vision: Vision of AIEC is Central & South East Europe region as the region with: - well developed infrastructure as the base for economic growth - growing ratio of Knowledge based economy - highly innovative enterprises focusing on providing of services and products with High Value Added - friendly, simple, transparent and supportive frameworks for entrepreneurship activities - to be the best region to live, work, study and do the business.

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  • 1. aiec at a glance www.aiec-ngo.eu

2. Who we are? www.aiec-ngo.eu Agency for Innovation and European Cooperation (AIEC NGO) is a non- governmental organisation with aim to contribute to the development of Slovakia and generally to the whole region of Central & South East Europe by realization of non- profit oriented projects addressing AIEC Vision 3. Vision & Mission www.aiec-ngo.eu Vision We see Central & South East Europe region as the region with: Well developed infrastructure as the base for economic growth Growing ratio of Knowledge based economy Highly innovative enterprises focusing on providing of services and products with High Value Added Friendly, simple, transparent and supportive frameworks for entrepreneurship activities To be the best region to live, work, study and do business Mission We believe we can contribute in the development of our Vision through: Implementation of wide spectrum of non- profit projects, promote the dialogue and strong partnership with relevant actors (AIEC NGO) Provision of high professional consultancy services supporting the development of the projects and activities of our partners public or privates stakeholders (AIEC Ltd.) 4. Fields of Operation Based on a long-term experience, AIEC provides high quality services on the EU market in the following fields: Regional development of Slovakian regions External support to EU projects International relations and cooperation Monitoring and evaluation www.aiec-ngo.eu 5. Field of Expertise - Industries www.aiec-ngo.eu ICT Automotive Energy & Renewable resources Sport science Health Automotive Industry Health Industry The Information and communication technologies Energy and Renewable resources Aero and space industry Sport sciences 6. International projects LiCEA (www.licea.eu) The goal of LiCEA is to develop and apply SMART tools that allow the discovery of numerous unexploited energy saving opportunities in regional industrial clusters along the supply chain of SMEs. PPP4 Broadband (www.ppp4broadband.eu) PPP4Broadbands aim is to develop set of transnational tools, methodologies and guidelines using PPP models for investment and operation of missing Broadband infrastructure. AutoNet (www.autonet-central.eu) Aim of AutoNet project is to facilitate the development of the network of business supporting actors leading automotive regions of Central Europe. Youth4Job (www.youth4job.eu) The results of the project should be mainly the improvement of personal vocational orientation and guidance services in Europe, with a stronger implication in terms of employment perspectives, forecast and anticipation capacity. InoPlaCe (www.inoplace.eu) Project overall objective is to improve framework conditions for innovation for the specific end beneficiaries - Young Innovators. Young Innovators are targeted as one of key driven forces for development of Knowledge based economy in regions and brining to regions high value of innovation potentials. www.aiec-ngo.eu 7. Activities www.aiec-ngo.eu 1. Broadband Development 2. Energy Efficiency 3. Youth Support 8. 1. Broadband Development Quality infrastructure is the key element for the development of the regions in order to attract investors, entrepreneurs and also to improve the quality of life of citizens. Broadband is such a kind of the infrastructure which has, especially in the South East European rural areas, significant gaps in the coverage, capacity and quality. As private as well as a public sector alone cannot solve the Broadband gap in the South East European rural areas, there is the opportunity to establish successful cooperation between Public and Private Partners. PPP4Broadband project partnership aims to improve Broadband coverage in the South East European rural areas by Public-Private Partnership. AIEC is a lead partner of the PPP4Broadband that researches 9 PPP models tackling Basic, NGA and Ultra-fast broadband. In each participating country there will be established PPP4Broadband National Centre of Excellence with role to provide knowledge, experience, guidance (using developed PPP Models) and standardization. Network of PPP4Broadband Centres of Excellence will be established in order to assure the quality and availability of services also after the project closure. www.aiec-ngo.eu 9. www.aiec-ngo.eu 2. Energy Efficiency To improve the European competitiveness, the reduction of energy costs is a strategic point. Energy efficiency in the industrial processes allows to obtain the reduction of primary energy consumption, to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and to improve the strength on the market. The 2006/32/EC highlights the role of the Member States to ensure the availability of efficient energy audit schemes, designed to identify potential energy efficiency measures, applied to all end consumers, including Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). But while several efforts have been made on the front of standardization for building auditing and to energy certification for building, the industrial audit for SMEs still needs a specific scheme and tools. Involving partners from 5 European countries, LiCEA partnership aims to find results useful for SMEs located in Central Europe territory. Energy efficiency in SMES is going to be reached through so called LiCEA project (Life Cycle based Energy Audit). The goal of this project, where AIEC is one of 6 partners carrying out the activity in Slovakia, is to develop and apply smart LiCEA tool allowing the discovery of numerous unexploited energy saving opportunities along the supply chain of SMEs. 10. 3. Youth Support www.aiec-ngo.eu AIEC recognizes the potential of young people as one of the key driven forces of development, bringing to regions high innovations potential. AIEC works on several activities targeting young innovators and youth in general. 11. www.aiec-ngo.eu Partners 12. Headquarter Slovakia: Jelaiova 8 Bratislava 821 08 Slovak Republic Czech represent. office: Studnin 361 Liberec 460 01 Czech Republic info@aiec-ngo.eu linkd.in/18g76r9 @AIEC_ngo www.aiec-ngo.eu