IRI Centar is a non-profit business support organization focused at strengthening local, regional and national capacities for research, development, innovation and business growth.
We encourage entrepreneurs to embrace creativity and business innovation concepts in their long term strategies and support them in their efforts to deliver the results providing hands-on service in areas of project fundraising, investment planning, intellectual right protection and digital growth.
We engage projects and programmes aimed at developing Entrepreneurial environment and delivering specialized services.
"Entrepreneurship is innovation."
Our clients are our partners where their success is our success.
Connecting the dots can be a complicated chore if you are certain of only one dot and full picture requires all the dots to be connected. When we came to IRI Centar we taught that based on our experience we have everything covered but trough interaction with IRI Centar, we were able to widen our horizons and produce a sound business growth model for a consortium of three: Amplifico LLC., Elmar Electronic and Markoja LLC.
The invaluable support was provided in putting the consortium together in first place and communicating needs and expectations of each and every partner. The result of all of our efforts is aligned partnership and 2 MEUR of EU money for strengthening consortium and enabling delivery of innovative products and services to the market
Besides having a profound business and economic knowledge, Goran and whole IRI team are exceptional human beings full of creativity, understanding and support. There is thin line between failure and success and IRI Centar always goes selflessly that extra mile in order to secure success for their partners and this is something we will always be grateful for.
It is a pleasure running a business with having You on our side IRI Centar.
After Mushroom extracts saved my father’s life I decided to found a company, to enable people to enjoy mushrooms with ease in their everyday lives. In two years Mushroom Cups has graduated two accelerator programs StartupBootCamp and Food-x. It was an amazing journey but we were giving away company shares for mentorship and relatively small cash investments.
The progress was slow, but as fortune would have it one of my friends introduced me to the IRI team and it became the single best thing that happened to Mushroom Cups since the day it was founded. They gave Mushroom Cups, a startup that was all over the place, strong strategic objectives. Furthermore they used those objectives to successfully attract equity free EU funding and have successfully and flawlessly managed that project ever since.
Today Mushroom Cups is a well polished story, start-up that grows, with four new products that perfectly fits customers needs.
Needless to say that the IRI centar team is an important contributor to our success.
We are serial entrepreneurs and for serial entrepreneurship You need assets and than more assets to make Your start-up dreams come true. The endeavour of making first pot cooking robot has started in 2016. and in 2017. we had our very first gamma chef robot. Not to be mistaken, we are still on the road to commercialization. To stir things up, after unsuccessful first EU project consultant contact we have contacted the Boško - Goran team to aid us in project management. This evolved to efficient project execution, friendship, and new project on horizon. (Bots ‘n’ Pots)
In period that we work with them, they have acquired more than few new projects and we can say they operate like a very efficient fundraising robot for any start-up endeavour.
I am a tenure professor at Faculty of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and naval architecture and I had a privilege to work with Goran Pavlov on R&D projects in which I was project and team leader.
At first with Goran I was sceptic on how can one majored in electronics come to understand power converters and energetics, the area of expertise where I work for over 30 years. The suspicions were erased on the second meeting we had. In this 2014., we prepared our first project proposal CoGEN, related to cogeneration technology research in less than 20 days and got the funding for the same.
This lead to successful long-term collaboration on R&D projects and not only in fundraising and project implementation (main area of his interest) but also in product development and market positioning.
In R&D projects there are many unknowns and issues arising in execution, but with Goran You have always have variety of choices on how to proceed and overcome them.
For an micro-entrepreneur, business is all about ups and downs. Every change is major and every deal is a heart-braking one. The EU project journey for Genom LLC started in year 2017., We got the R&D grant and started to develop our idea but very soon 2 main researchers (including me) got a child.
For me, it meant leading the research and business operations from home, while keeping an eye on a baby, which was not always easy. Those are situations when reliable partners are crucial. The IRI center was the one that was always there to hear, respond and solve all kind of problems. The IRI center was the one to propose solutions, while my role was to choose the path of the action and proceed with execution.
The IRI center is not just a business partner, they are friends who give you strength to move forward.As said, looking at it now it seems all simple, but it was not. Thanks for all the ideas and the patience to walk me trough them.