International projects

Training Department is also focused on cooperation in international projects, which are financed by different UNIDO and EU programs (IPA, ENPI, etc.) and corporations (e.g., IFC).

Types of projects we have been involved in:

  • International projects in the field of education and training
  • UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organization
    Our main activities are focused on helping the economies of third countries and strengthening business ties and building business networks of participating countries and economies.
  • International Twinning Projects
    SIQ acts as an institution authorized by the State (the authorized body – “Mandated Body”) and cooperates with the national authorities of the recipient country.
  • International Projects of Technical Assistance (TA)
    Our actions are primarily focused on capacity-building of MSTQ quality infrastructure (metrology, standardization, testing and accreditation, quality), quality assurance and competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We cooperate with other EUR institutions as members of EU consortia.
    Other international projects – financial institutions such as IFC and BAS programs, and research programs, such as TEMPUS, EU FP, etc.
  • Other projects funded by national or international institutions.

Our main activities:

  • Establishing contacts with similar institutions abroad and the formation of consortia.
  • Coordination between project partners in the project acquisition and management processes.
  • Management of project documentation – financial and technical monitoring of project implementation and reporting.
  • Support activities (backstopping).




Improving the skills of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the area of ​​introducing the model of cascade use of residual raw materials with the help of a cross-border mentoring program.

Program: Interreg SI AT


The main aim of the project is to increase skills and knowledge through the cross-border mentoring program specialized in the transition to the circular economy for SMEs. The project aims at the use of technological and non-technological solutions to introduce the cascade usage model of residual raw materials from production processes. It thus leads to the creation of added value and strengthening the competitiveness of the program area through the transformation of SMEs into the green and digital economy.

The main focuses of the project are:

  • Implementation model of the cross-border mentoring program specialized in supporting the circular change of SMEs.
  • Training 12 mentors to support the circular transformation of regional SMEs.
  • Development and testing of 3 assessment tools to assess the readiness of SMEs to adopt new technologies, business model and new materials and the catalogue of good practices.
  • Upgrade of the existing database to support mentors in offering services (list of solution providers from across the EU, database of financing measures for SMEs, SME assessment tools, good practices establishing business models).
  • Piloting the mentoring program with end users (SMEs). The SME program offers:
  1. a) Training academy with at least 10 workshops and participation of at least 20 students who will be involved in circular research projects and
  2. b) individual mentoring services 1:1 to offer specialized and tailored support when introducing new technologies, new circular business models or support in the development of new materials. A total of at least 50 SMEs will be supported in the pilot test.

 Project partners:

Project duration:

November 1, 2023 – October 31, 2026