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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.