Internationalisation and transfer
of specialisation and know how
in the wine-oenological sector
of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region


via Cadorna 36
34170 Gorizia, Italy
Phone +39 0481 597411
Fax +39 0481 537204
Informest was established in 1991 under the Italian Law 9/1/91 n.19, with the objective of promoting economic development and internationalisation process.

Co funding bodies:
  1. Friuli Venezia Giulia Region
  2. Veneto Region
  3. ICE - Italian Institute for Foreign Trade
  1. Union of the Italian Chamber of Commerce
  2. Unioncamere Veneto
  3. Unioncamere Friuli Venezia Giulia
  4. Trento Autonomous Province
  5. Trentino Alto Adige Region
Ordinary Associates:
  1. Chamber of Commerce of Gorizia
  2. Municipality of Gorizia
Informest is one of the four national agencies for cooperation in the area of Southeast Europe (L.84/01). Informest working with Central Institutions, regional and local Authorities, International organisation, carried out more than 200 project acting as both implementing body of national and regional programmes and also as coordinator of transnational projects in the financial and technical management.

Since its foundation Informest has continued to increase the number of focus countries: from Southeast Europe to the Baltic Sea, from Russia to the Republics of the former Soviet Union and looking towards Far Eastern countries such as China Mongolia and Vietnam.

Informest counts on 34 people as permanent staff specialised in international relations, project management, supported by a network of more than 50 local highly qualified correspondents. Informest has also its own web-farm specialised in software development, design, development and update of web sites.

Contact person:
Vanessa Sanson

University of Udine, Department of Food Science (DIAL)

Via Sondrio 2, Udine
Phone +39 0432 558100









Via J.Linussio, 51
Z.I.U. Udine 33100 Italy
Phone +39 0432 629911
Fax +39 0432 603887
The Institute of Applied Genomics (IGA) is a private, non-profit, research organisation funded on April 13th, 2006, and legally recognised by FVG Regional Administration on August 4th, 2008
The mission of IGA is
to understand the genetic variation underlying the phenotypic diversity
to develop algorithms for the analysis of biological systems
to promote innovation by transferring the results of research to the agro-food industry
to disseminate the scientific culture
Research activity
The mission is targeted by multidisciplinary approaches bridging genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and bioinformatics that serve to:
analyse structural and functional features of genomes
study evolutionary dynamics of genomes and population genetics
link genetic diversity with phenotypic variation
discover the molecular basis of complex traits
describe, simulate and predict biological processes through algorithms and bioinformatics tools
characterise, protect and exploit natural resources relevant to agriculture, food and non-food industry
Fields of Research
structural & functional genomics (genome sequencing and annotation ...)
bioinformatics (development of algorithms and tools for the management of genomic databases and the interpretation of functional DNA motifs)
assisted breeding (development of breeding programs in food and non-food chains)
molecolare diagnostic (forensic fingerprinting, comparative genomics and transcriptomics, genotyping platforms...)
Core facilities
A DNA sequencing core equipped with 4 ABI Prism 3730xl 96 capillary Sanger sequencers, 2 Illumina/Solexa GALII/ GALIIx sequencers, Illumina/Solexa HiSeq2000 sequencer, 2 Beckmann robots for automated liquid handling.
A Centre of computational biology for bar-coded pipeline and integrated LIMS for lab data management, 64 bit cluster, 180 CPU-cores, 16 with parallel access at 128 GB RAM, 650 Gb RAM computational core, 70 TB data storage, proprietary software for data management, analysis and interpretation
DNA and RNA sequencing and re-sequencing
genetic and physical maps
individual genotyping
production of genomic and cDNA libraries 
DNA sequence alignment and querries on gene banks
analysis of DNA and set up of client-oriented software
data storage, backup and remote access to data
remote management of computing facilities
Contact Person:
Mr. Gabriele Di Gaspero

University of Osijek, Faculty of Food technology

Franje Kuhaca 20,
31000 Osijek, Croatia, p.p. 709
Phone + 385 31 224 300
Fax +381 31 207 115
Today the University of Osijek (official abbreviation: UNIOS) is developing into a modern European higher education institution. It acts as a regional center of knowledge, research and excellence. UNIOS consists of 11 faculties, 5 University departments and 1 Academy of Arts. UNIOS organizes studies at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in the following fields: natural sciences, technical sciences, biomedicine and medicine, biotechnical sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts. There are also studies within interdisciplinary fields. All University studies are organized according to Bologna principles and ECTS is fully implemented at all levels.
Faculty of Food technology was founded in 1971. It is one of seventeen members of University of Osijek. Faculty has 110 employees and 700 students. In addition to education, employees of the faculty are involved in projects of different types, from scientific up to technological projects on a national and international level.
Faculty of Food Technology consists of four departments, and two laboratories:
  • Department of applied chemistry and ecology,
  • Department of food technologies,
  • Department of food analysis and nutrition,
  • Department of process engineering,
  • Laboratory for meat products analysis,
  • Laboratory for honey analysis.
Faculty of Food technology Studies
One Undergraduate 3 years study:
  • Food Technology.
Three Graduate 2 years Studies (Master degree):
  • Food Engineering,
  • Food Science and Nutrition,
  • Process Engineering.
Postgraduate Studies
One PhD study, 3 years:
  • Food Engineering
Specialist studies, 1 year:
  • Food safety and quality,
  • Nutrition,
  • Technologies of traditional meat products.
Contact Person:

Jurislav Babic

International and Regional Cooperation

Stjepana Radica 4
31000 Osijek CROATIA
Phone +385(0)31 221 840
Fax +385(0)31 221 841

Regional Development Agency of Slavonia and Baranja is non profit ltd founded by local and regional authorities – City of Osijek and Osijek-Baranja County. Vision of the Agency is to be the link between public, private and civil sector in building up of strategic partnerships in application and implementation of projects that contribute to rising of life standard on the territory of Slavonia and Baranja. Our mission is promotion of regional development through available EU funds as well as other international funds, according to the priorities set out in the Regional operational plan, and attracting foreign investors to our territory.
The main activities of the Agency are: technical and advising support in programmes of international and regional cooperation; exchange of information aiming at regional development and creation of local, cross-border and international networks; promotion of the territory; support to development programmes including public-private partnerships, direct investments and joint ventures; mediation in cooperation with national and international financial institutions; attraction of direct foreign investments (FDI); building up institutional capacities; technical assistance to local authorities in application of project proposals meant for financing by pre-accession funds of the EU, etc.

The Agency manages the Representation office of Slavonia and Baranja and Croatian Panonija in Brussels (Rue Montoyer 18/B, 1000 Brussels, Belgium). This office provides for the presence of the City of Osijek and County Osijek-Baranja at the very heart of the European Union.
Contact person:
Mrs. Ivana Juric

University of Novi Sad, Faculty of agriculture

Square Dositeja Obradovica 8,
21000, Novi Sad (Serbia)
Phone +381 021/450-355, 021/450-356, 021/485-3219
Fax +381 021/459-761
The Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad was founded by the Law on Establishment of the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Agriculture (Official Gazette of the SRS no. 36/54), promulgated by the decree of the president of the Executive Council of the People’s Republic of Serbia on 30th June 1954. The opening ceremony of the Faculty was held on 20th November, while the lectures for the students of the general course of study started on 22nd November 1954. As a part of its activities in the fields of education and science, the Faculty has been holding lectures at the undergraduate, specialist, master and doctoral levels of studies, as well as vocational education and training in the areas of crop field and vegetable growing, animal husbandry, fruit growing and viticulture, plant protection, water management, agricultural engineering and agricultural economics. The Faculty has been also, both independently and in cooperation with other institutions, conducting basic, applied and developmental research, as well as research aiming at the development of the educational institution.

The scope of work at the Faculty covers the following units:
  • For field and vegetable crops
  • For animal science
  • For fruit science, viticulture, horticulture and landscape architecture
  • For agricultural economics
  • For agricultural engineering
  • For plant protection
  • For water management
  • For veterinary medicine
The Faculty organizes the bachelor, MsC and PhD studies.
The experimental basis, experimental fields, laboratories and livestock facilities for conducting scientific-research work by the Faculty staff and for students’ practical work were placed at disposal of the Faculty by the already independent Institute for Agricultural Research and the Institute for Animal Husbandry in Novi Sad, as well as the Institute for Viticulture and Fruit-Growing in Sremski Karlovci.
Experimental field in Sremski Karlovci is derived from the Regional Institute for viticulture and wine production. This is one of the oldest Institutes at the Faculty of Agriculture. It was founded in 1947, in the Sremski Karlovci, small town, 12km far from Novi Sad, located on the slopes of the Fruska Gora mountain. This Institute was integrated with the Institute of the same name at the Faculty of Agriculture in 1972. From that time, they work together, under the same name.
The whole research work in viticulture could be systematized into four sections:
  • Ampelographic research (Ampelographical collection with over 750 genotypes)
  • Grapevine breeding
  • Grapevine physiology
  • Grapevine agrotechnique
In experimental field were bred 21 new grape cultivars and 3 Clones of Riesling italian.
Contact person:

Mr. Dragoslav Ivanisevic