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“.
Students, academic and non-academic representatives from different faculties, copmanies and media were present at the opening ceremony
iDEAlab represents a creative co-working space open for students from all faculties of the University of Novi Sad that will have the opportunity to develop ideas, organized in interdisciplinary teams, and learn about entrepreneurship, innovation, market and all that awaits them after graduation followed by trainings, mentorship and all necessary resources and modern technology, such as 3D scanner, 3D printer, Arduino and LEGO Mindstorm kits that will be at a disposal in iDEAlab premises. There will be organized various lectures, workshops, training sessions and competitions.
The aim of iDEAlab is to systematically stimulate and channel creativity, innovativeness and proactivity of students and young researchers, to promote their talents and strengthen their entrepreneurial skills. Through cooperation with companies iDEAlab will encourage the concept of open innovation by creating meaningful connections between the University and the Industry and will foster overall entrepreneurial climate.
First teams will be hosted after the upcoming Startup Weekend (13 to 15 May, 2016) when the selection of the best ideas and teams that have the potential to further develop ideas will be carried out.