On 27th of October in Gothenburg B2B meetings of IT companies from Sweden and countries of the Balkan and Black Sea region were held. The delegation from Nis was made up from the representatives of companies INGSOFTWARE and Troxo. USAID REG program, which was the organizer of this event, co-funded part of the costs.
At the end of October a conference BUSINESS BRIDGES 2016 was held in Belgrade - an event whose focus was on the inter-sectoral cooperation. This conference was organized by the Serbian Clusters Association (SCAN) with USAID support. The aim of this event was to gather the representatives of businesses from different sectors to discuss cooperation between the various industries and the challenges that such cooperation brings.
The prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia visited NiCAT cluster member, Fazi company and Faculty of Electronic Engineering. Minister Goran Knezevic and the Director of the Development Agency of Serbia Zeljko Sertic visited Optoelectronics group. The cluster manager as part of an economic council of the city of Nis met with the Minister Knezevic and with the Minister Sarcevic during his visit to Nikola Tesla high school.
In Nis on October 19th in New City hotel, Nis cluster of advanced technology officially opened the project "IT - a chance for all" in which the IT cluster academy will be implemented. The candidates of Academy of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) will acquire knowledge and skills that will enable them to find jobs easier through training, specialized courses and practical work.
NiCAT cluster continues with the organization of the exam for ISTQB certification in partnership with the Vojvodina ICT cluster. USAID REG program recently completed a cycle of co-financing of IT certification, but in 2017 we can expect the support of this program for the members of our cluster.
NiCAT cluster members have met with the representatives of companies from Albania that visited Nis on 14th October 2016 within Governments delegations. Meetings were held within the Serbian-Albanian business forum.
On 6th and 7th of October this year, in Dublin B2B meetings of IT companies of the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the countries of the Balkan and Black sea region were held. Over 30 representatives of Irish companies, associations and consulting companies had the opportunity to get through the presentations and then in direct meetings to be informed about the potential of our companies.
On 15th of September, in cooperation with the Swiss development agency, NiCAT cluster had organized a lecture of Mike Ducker, an international expert for the development of companies and mentoring. Lecture was held in DELI. This is one more activity which enables us to continue the cooperation between our two organizations.
NiCAT cluster has recently started a cooperation with the Swiss development agency. Swisscontact SECO - Entrepreneurship Programme is a project that is dedicated to supporting organizations that work with entrepreneurship and support entrepreneurs.
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