NiCAT cluster manager held an inspirational lecture to high school students in the field of advanced technologies, the impact of technology today and how to take advantage of technologies trends.
Event was held at the Singidunum University in Nis.
The Serbian Academy of Science and Arts organized an awarding ceremony for the successful students who have won the Olympics medals in sciences. NiCAT members (Pogled Telekomunikacije, Feniks BB, Mihajlović Soft, Photon Optronics and Niri 4NL) donated five awards for this year's laureates.
NiCAT cluster has a new member – Prime Software Company. About the company briefly: Full spectrum of software development services (Architecture, PM, Development, QA, QA Automation, Documentation, Deployment, Support, IT Services, etc.), a large diversity of supported technologies (mainstream, niche, legacy)...
The government of the Republic of Serbia accepted the business plan for IT sector in Serbia. It was agreed that EUR 1.5 million be invested in retraining for new IT professionals and ten million for an infrastructure development. Due to the invitation of Minister Ana Brnabić, the Government meeting was attended by the representatives of the IT community. Among them was also the manager of the NiCAT cluster.
In December, the NiCAT cluster held a meeting for a training on the job within the project IT Cluster Academy. Members participating in the project IT Cluster Academy are: Ingsoftware, Logik business solutions, HostingBuY Institute, NIRI, Irvas International, Eurogenyx, SmartNet Technologies, Morena Engineering and Optoelectronic group which gathers three companies. All members that were at the meeting discussed where candidates will go to practice. In January, trainings and workshops for the mentors and mentored will be held.
Fourteen innovative projects in Serbia received financial support from the European Union for the cooperation between the science and business program which was published by the Innovation Fund. Among the fourteen selected projects, NiCAT members received grants - LMB Soft, ICNT and NIRI 4NL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.
The forum of advanced technologies showed that Nis has all the potential to be developed in the region as a center of advanced technologies. The best evidence for development and progress of Nis is the fact that all relevant stakeholders support this project – City officials, the University, the National Employment Service, Chamber of Commerce and the representatives of the private sector.
NiCAT cluster has new member, Younify Company. Younify is Magento e-commerce specialist company, operating from Niš, Serbia. It has a rich portfolio of 250+ profitable e-commerce solutions. Younify operates mainly on the Dutch market for the last 9 years. 98% of market share is Dutch, while the remaining markets are Belgium, Germany and France.
NiCAT cluster members were met with the representatives of companies from Hungary who visited Niš on 21st November 2016 as a part of the Government delegation. Meetings were held at Tami Residence hotel. More than 70 companies from Hungary applied, including companies from the fields of electronics, mechanical engineering and the IT sector. Hungarian companies were particularly interested in the IT sector in our region.