Digital Innovation HUB

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Our Business model

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    Experimental fields & Smart village Digital farm.
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    Regional FOOD HUB
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    Multifunctional space for ecosystem development, technology and business.


It is evident that the SWOT analysis shows that the economy and society in the Republic of Srpska as an entity in B&H do not trust that the scientific research community can offer usable solutions for the development of society. In order to change this picture, completely new and different solutions and approaches to this problem are needed

Our model

Smart village Knežica DIH is a centralized space that helps, agricultural producers from the region of Prijedor in Republic of Srpska, in a broader sense to become more competitive in terms of their business / production processes, products or services using digital technologies. The model is based on technological infrastructure (demonstration goods / digital farm, food hub, fab lab, multimedia studio, conference and workshop room, coworking and coliving space) and provides access to the latest knowledge, expertise and technology to support users in piloting, testing and experimenting with digital innovation.

Our Goal

The research and development agricultural cooperative were chosen for the organizational model “Smart village” DiH, which enables the establishment of dynamic profitable open and responsible cooperation in order to achieve greater competitiveness of the agri-food sector in the Republic of Srpska. Networking of individuals representing ecosystems rather than organizations due to the need for a flexible development environment, less dependent on conventional hierarchies and institutional constraints is the focus of the proposed model.

This model has been recognized by motivated experts and farmers, starting from the fact that formal research and education systems in BiH are not able to respond properly to the dynamic changes of the modern information society. This new environment aims to be the bearer of the creative process established on the cooperation and connection of the bearers of knowledge and technologies, end users and the real business sector. This is a long-term process that, in addition to the project approach, requires systemic changes in development policies.

Therefore, in the development of the business model “Smart village” the key strategic approach is the long-term creation of ecosystems with Smart village as a DIH for digital transformation of the agricultural sector in the Republic of Srpska, B&H.