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Project aims to develop iDEA Lab as a physical and virtual environment for generating, developing and commercializing innovative students’ ideas through relevant trainings, mentoring and technology put at their disposal. Following the entrepreneurial route (start-ups) or in collaboration with companies (open innovation), it will foster the collaboration between universities and enterprises, advance employment potential of graduates from WBC and enhance the companies’ innovativeness.

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iDEAlab tenants at the University of Novi Sad attended their second training “Lifecycle of companies” organized within iDEAlab pre-incubation program on June 6, 2016 in iDEAlab.


Realization of LLL course “Managing creativity” in cooperation between TEMPUS project MAIN and iDEALAB

On June 8th and 9th 2016, two six hour long courses were held in iDEAlab as a part of WP1, activity 1.4 within the project “Mastering innovation in Serbia through development and implementation of interdisciplinary post-graduate curricula in innovation management (MAIN)” on the topic of managing creativity inside companies.


Future iDEAlab tenants at the University of Novi Sad attended their first training “Designing and delivering oral presentations: Tips & Tricks for idea pitching”

After the Startup Weekend Event (13 to 15 May, 2016), organized by Business Incubator and iDEAlab project, selection of the best teams and presented ideas that have the potential to further development were carried out. Selected teams qualified themselves for pre-incubation program organized within the iDEAlab.


European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management (ESTIEM) in collaboration with iDEAlab organized special workshop as a part of a six-day event entitled "Brain trainer - Critical thinking"

As a part of a six-day event entitled "Brain trainer - Critical thinking", organized by ESTIEM the organisation for European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management, a special workshop was organized in Novi Sad’s iDEAlab. The workshop was realized on May 21st, 2016., and it was attended by 14 students - local and guest students from Germany, Greece, Denmark and Turkey.


Opening ceremony of the laboratories in Zenica - iDEAlab and Laboratory of environmental monitoring

On 9 May 2016, a solemn ceremony was held in the premises of the Faculty of mechanical engineering of the University of Zenica, when iDEAlab (generated from TEMPUS Project iDEAlab, which is coordinated by the University of Novi Sad, Serbia) and the Laboratory of environmental monitoring – LOM (generated from TEMPUS Project RESI, which is coordinated by the University of Hohenheim, Germany) were officially opened.


iDEAlab at UNS Science and Education Festival

On May 7th and 8th 2016. a science and education festival was held at the University of Novi Sad central campus. In this event around 60 workshops from various scientific fields were held by the University faculties and research institutes.


iDEAlab at Students’ professional training fair at Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad

Faculty of Sciences, as a part of University of Novi Sad, is an educational and scientific institution providing teaching and scientific research in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, informatics, geography, tourism and environmental protection at five departments. Students from this Faculty organized one-day event about professional training and networking with companies, where students had an opportunity to get familiar with various ways to improve their career path, and also to meet companies from this region, especially from the IT sector.



iDEAlab - creative laboratory for fostering and development of entrepreneurial and innovative students’ ideas at the Subotica – Tech College of Applied Science was officially opened on Tuesday, 16th of May 2016, in the presence of guests from local companies and media.


The VI Stock of entrepreneurial IDEAS at UDG

We are glad to inform you that on The day of Europe, 9th of May, The VI Stock of entrepreneurial ideas was organized at UDG. Additionally, this international Stock was supported by our project iDEAlab.


4th Startup Weekend in Novi Sad

The 4th Startup Weekend in Novi Sad just finished and the best teams have had ideas about sports activities such as basketball and football, easier finding housing and new technologies in production of camera cranes.


iDEAlab at 43th DaFED

iDEAlab is still involved in developing, organizing and supporting DaFED, which came to its 43th event.


Development of Cantonal Environmental Action Plan of Zenica-Doboj Canton and iDEAlab

The first Workshop on Development of Cantonal Environmental Action Plan of Zenica-Doboj Canton (KEAP ZDK) was hel on Thursday, 31 March 2016 at Metallurgy Institute “Kemal Kapetanović“ of the University of Zenica, where the ministers of the Government of Zenica-Doboj Canton: Mr. Zvonimir Anđelić (Ministry of Economy), Mr. Fahrudin Brkić (Ministry of Spatial Planning, Transport and Communications and Environmental Protection) and Mr. Mensur Sinanović (Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport) were present.


Dissemination Acitivities regarding projects RESI and iDEAlab at UDG and UNZE

In the course of the stay in Montenegro, Prof. Dr Darko Petković, EIC UNZE Director, met with Prof. Dr Veselin Vukotić, Rector of the University of Donja Gorica (UDG), and Prof. Dr Sanja Ivanović, Dean of the Faculty of Polytehnics of UDG. Since this University is the project partner in iDEAlab, Prof. Dr Petković presented a concept of network of iDEAlab centers, which have been already developed, or are in the phase of establishing, on the University of Zenica.


Teaching Lessons in Practice – Visits to Companies: TISAL AND TAMEX

Students of the Faculty of mechanical engineering (MF) and Faculty of polytechnics of UNZE, within the teaching subjects in the field of production systems and technologies, had a practical teaching in the business systems of TISAL and TAMEX, which are placed in Busovača Municipality. Visit to TISAL Company gave the students an opportunity to see a modern production technologies for various chemical products, plastics and the importance of development of tool industy for development of new products. Not only an extensive explanations about different production visions and production concepts were offered to students, but also a new strategic visions of the company was presented.


iDEAlab at Business Fair in Mostar

On 15 April 2016, representatives of EIC UNZE visited the Business Fair in Mostar, where more than 800 companies from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Western Balkan Countries, the EU and the world participated. During the Fair, the greatest attention was focused on companies working in the field of energy, ecology, wood processing and metal processing, to which iDEAlab Project was presented.


iDEAlab at Fair of secondary schools

Representatives of the Faculty of mechanical engineering of UNZE (its teaching staff, administrative staff and students) participated in the 2nd Fair of High Schools in Tešanj Municipality, where were presented private and public universities, i.e. their faculties in Bosnia and Herzegovina.



Creative laboratory for fostering and development of entrepreneurial and innovative students’ ideas – iDEAlab was officially open on Friday, 22 April 2016. iDEAlab is located in the heart of the University campus in the street Ilija Djuricic 3, in the building of the Students dormitory „Slobodan Bajić“.



The new laboratory, which will primarily serve for fostering and development of innovative and entrepreneurial student ideas - iDEAlab, was officially opened on 22 December 2015.


Third Startup Weekend in Novi Sad

Startup Weekend is a global event that started in 2007 inUSAand until then it has spread all around the globe. The goal of these events is to only in 54 hours teams work on their ideas and make functional and real business model of them. For the third time Startup Weekend was held in Novi Sad. With 76 participants, there were 10 teams which were competing for the Winner title. Besides the participants, the event was visited by over 200 guests during three days the event lasted.

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