From innovation to business – 16th and 17th September 2014 Hotel Maestral, Budva

NEXT event “From innovation to business” was organized inside “Regional XIX Milocer Development Forum 2014” by Faculty for information system and technologies in cooperation with Association of Economics and Managers of Montenegro, University of Donja Gorica and Alliance of Central-Eastern European Universities. NEXT event From innovation to business were attended by 400 participants, 70 eminent participants from sector of business, science and politics. Participants from Montenegro, region and Europe. Creativity, inovations and design are discussed trough different types of pannels, workshops, roundtables and also, in the focus of conference were banks and capital market. Namely, the purpose of this event was to analyze importance of innovations, creativity and design for development. Main aims of these conference are compatible with general and specific objectvies of project customized for Montenegro: 1. Presentation of NEXT project to business and research sector and disemination of information between these two sectors; 2. Identification of potential stakeholders in business and research sector in Montenegro; 3. Detection of problems in business and research sector related for inovation; 4. Recommendations for improvement sectors of development an research in business and research institutions; 5. Networking between bussines and research institutions; 6. Promotion of investment opportunities. Introduction about Match Making event was presented by Sandra Tinaj, General manager, University of Donja Gorica and senior staff in NEXT project: THE ADRIATIC PLATFORM FOR RESEARCH & INNOVATION . Each sector has its own challenges and opportunities. Businesses in the creative industry excel in designing and producing art, music, buildings and games. But there is unexplored potential in marketing these products. The food and horticulture sectors aim to expand their international positions. The energy sector sees opportunities in the development of renewable energy sources. All top sectors have a strong international position. Industry and science share a wealth of knowledge and jointly develop innovations. Products and technologies produced by these top sectors contribute to finding solutions to societal issues. The food and horticulture sectors for instance invest in developing healthy foods for consumers. This will help reduce healthcare costs and absenteeism rates.

Regional Economic Development Agency for Sumadija and Pomoravlje organized “Workshop with local stakeholders and actors of innovation” – Science and technology park, Cacak 23rd September

Last 23 September, the Regional Economic Development Agency for Sumadija and Pomoravlje organized as part of the project NEXT activities, the event “Workshop with local stakeholders and actors of innovation”. The meeting was attended by the stackholder of the project and in particular industrialists, researchers and officials of state organizations. During the event was presented the project NEXT and the services that will be offered. To the participants, who were very interested in the activities and services offered by the project, will be sent a questionnaire on the upcoming NEXT platform, in order to better understand the needs to which the project intends to meet. Participants also agreed that it is necessary at the international level a networking activity and it is essential to link the public sector with the private

NEXT event organized by Chamber of Economy of Montenegro within the regional Fair of informatics achievements INFOFEST 2014,in hotel “Maestral”-Miločer, in Budva from September 29th to 3rd October 2014

Chamber of Economy of Montenegro organized the event devoted to NEXT Project implementation under the title ‘’IT sector in Montenegro – current state and development preconditions” from September 29th to 3rd October 2014. Here some photos of the Event XXI INFOFEST was held from 28th of September till 4th of October in hotel “Maestral” – Milocer/Budva. Opening ceremony, together with artistic program and announcement of participants was  on September 28th at 20:30h. Festival program ended on 3rd of October at 20:00h with award recognition for most successful participants and final gathering called “Evening with friends”.. Program of INFOFEST 2104 included exhibitions, panel discussions and presentation contents, such as:
  • Company exhibition
  • Towards presence of mobile broadband access in Europe (12th International conference of regulatory bodies in electronic communications sector)
  • Digital territory of post (IV Regional postal counselling)
  • Contemporary security challenges in the ICT world (counselling)
  • The role of new media in the promotion of destinations (panel)
  • Green Info-Communication Solutions (3rd International Workshop on Emerging Communication Technologies – WECT 2014)
  • The role of citizens in building digital society (panel)
  • Invited expert lectures
  • Importance of ERP implementation in the healthcare system (panel)
  • Implementation of Internet exchange point (presentation and workshop)
  • E-Services in regional  governments (round table)
  • Presentation of most successful authoring works under the public tender of INFOFEST
With great pleasure we emphasize that the relevant ministries of the four countries of the region decided to sign agreement on gradual reduction on the price of roaming services in mobile telephony, during INFOFEST 2014, in the hotel “Maestral”. This important event is derived from the Agreement on cooperation on building of the information society, which, in October 2013, was signed by Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro, also on this site. So INFOFEST emerged as the natural place for publication of important regional events that contribute to regional cooperation and quality of life. INFOFEST 2014 had 1.045 registered participants from 26 countries, (a total for period 1994-2013 – 20.058). During INFOFEST 2014, 25 media reported. Beside the official program quality, INFOFEST participants enjoyed excellent atmosphere and series of animation gatherings. More information on: DSC07324 DSC07329 DSC07357 DSC07358 DSC07360 DSC07361 DSC07364 DSC07366 DSC07370 DSC07392 DSC07394 DSC07399 DSC07414 DSC07426 DSC07428 DSC07429 DSC07430 DSC07440 DSC07441 DSC07443 DSC07444 DSC07445 DSC07446 DSC07448 DSC07455 DSC07457 DSC07458 DSC07473 DSC07474 DSC07476 DSC07479 DSC07480 DSC07488 DSC07489 DSC07500

“IT sector in Montenegro – current state and development preconditions”, Budva from September 29th to 3rd October 2014

Chamber of Economy of Montenegro is going to organize the event devoted to NEXT Project implementation under the title ‘’IT sector in Montenegro – current state and development preconditions” from September 29th to 3rd October 2014. The event is to be held within the regional Fair of informatics achievements INFOFEST 2014, hotel “Maestral”-Miločer, in Budva, which traditionally assembles the leading ICT companies originated from the whole Mediterranean area, with the highest registered participation of IT enterprises from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, BiH and Albania. The bilateral meetings of regional companies will be organized on September 30th and on October 1st . On the exhibition stand of Chamber of Economy which is going to be open and interactive from September 29th to 3rd October, the leading 22 Montenegrin IT companies that registered for the event will promote their results in creating products with incorporated higher technological level and advancement of services they provided. The presentation devoted to analysis of current state and development perspectives of IT sector in Montenegro is planned for September 30th. The event is organized within the Fair of informatics achievements INFOFEST 2014 because IPA projects that are directed to technology transfer and innovations as NEXT Project is, represent the logical orientation for those IT companies whose market survival depends on preparedness to adopt lacking knowledge and skills. Having in mind the current declining competitiveness of domestic IT companies after the decade of growth, B2B meetings will be used to shift the negative tendencies through opting for regional cooperation, clusters, tight specialization which produces higher added value, economy of volume and joint applying for EU funds.

OCDE Assessment Handout

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The recent Assessment Handout by OECD pointed out the wealth of the world economy. Growth, burt the demand is weak and, mainly, there is a growing divergence degre between the major economies. The euro area perspectives remain subdued, US, China, India and Canada grow in a solid way.

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– must ensure an orderly estate market – easy inflation provides ample room for policy stimulus – are needed further efforts to make finacial regulation more effective

UE: Digital Action Day 2014

Schermata 2014-09-09 alle 10.54.04The EU will open on september 29, in Brussels, the Digital Action Day. The event is focused for discussing the digital competencies needed in EU to face the challenges of competition. Neelie Kroes, EU Commission vice president, will open the event. Digital competencies are crucial for the economic development od Eu countries. A british report, made by the UK Digital Skills Taskforce (interviewing hundred organizations and 4.500 UK teenagers) is focused on needs and actions (upload the report .pdf). For understanding the complexity of the situation see the Digital Agenda Scoreboard 2014

Innovation and research in international cooperation – The NEXT project and the Adriatic and Ionian macroregion –

Region of Puglia has organized, within the “Fiera del Levante” one of the greatest italian fair, the workshop “Innovation and research in international cooperation  – The NEXT project and the Adriatic and Ionian  macroregion -“. This workshop aims to provide, through the illustration of the objectives of the NEXT project already underway, insights to understand how to better integrate and capitalize knowledge and encourage technology transfer, particularly in key sectors of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative, through the use of new cooperation Policies of the EU. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 from 15:00 to17: 00 in Room B – Pad. 152 of the Fiera del Levante in Bari.


University of Donja Gorica, Faculty of Information Systems and Technologies, has organized within the regional XIX Milocer Development Forum, one of biggest regional conference, the event “From innovation to business” which will held form 16th to 17th September in Budva, Montenegro. UDG has also organized “Mach making meetings” which will held in the NEXT AREAS: economy and entrepreneurship, civil engineering and polytechnics, food technology and safety and tourism.