European Regional Development Fund
|TAPE title||Complex innovation program for creating jobs in the Pons Danubii Region|
|CCP-LB||Pons Danubii Európai Területi Együttműködési Csoportosulás|
|Total budget of TAPE||2 712 055,39 EUR|
The Pons Danubii region, with Komárom-Komárno in its centre, covering further mid-sized cities including Tata, Oroszlány, Kolárovo, Hurbanovo and Kisbér, is a COHESIVE CROSSBORDER TERRITORY, equally representing both sides of the border (total pop. 114 460).The region hosts the only existing ROAD AND RAILWAY BRIDGES between Bratislava-Esztergom. The area is SURROUNDED BY CAR MANUFACTURING PLANTS in all directions within a 70-80 km radius, and even more capacities just a little further. The fact that the automotive sector is facing fundamental paradigm changes due to fast technological advancement, provides outstanding opportunities: Local suppliers have to be enabled to PROACTIVELY RESPOND TO CHANGING MARKET NEEDS, quickly target market niches with newly developed services/products, and achieve a critical mass through cooperation. As a high ratio of qualified professionals living here are commuting to external employers, the CREATION OF HIGHER ADDED VALUE JOBS would generate positive results both on economic and social level.
The OVERALL OBJECTIVE of the TAPE (to ensure the long term prosperity and competitiveness through enhanced innovation, cooperation and employment potential of automotive and technology sectors) is served by 3 SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
(1) Accommodate higher added value activities;
(2) Improve services for businesses and their interaction;
(3) Strengthen skills and competences of workforce.
The ambitious process spans over 36 months, totalling EUR 3.34 million. Partners, representing private, NGO and governmental sectors, balanced over the HU and SK sides, led by Pons Danubii EGTC, provide 17% of own contribution. Indirect effects will generate cca. 50-150 positions in the next 5-15 years, while the TAPE directly creates 9 new positions.
OUTPUTS AND RESULTS include: