Looking for business opportunities on the Balkans?

Clusterland Sweden is happy to invite all interested companies and organisations to a B2B matchmaking event and conference in Sarajevo arranged by our partner USAID. To those who are interested in finding a partner on the Balkans this could be a great opportunity.

The USAID Partnership for Innovation (PI) project from BiH, together with the USAID REG project and the GIZ Open Regional Fund project for supporting the regional IT Promotion, are organizing a  SEE IT conference, that will be held in Sarajevo, BiH, on 21st and 22nd of May, 2015. 

SEE IT (South-East European Information Technology) conference will gather ICT clusters / associations, both mature and young ICT firms, and companies from other industry sectors that use ICT technologies in their business. 

The main goal of the conference is to create an effective environment for two days where companies can interact and trade freely and legally, with representatives from SEE and EU target markets for mutual benefit. ICT companies from SEE are successfully implementing joint projects with companies (of all sizes) abroad, as subcontractors for product development or as implementers of software products. The goal of this conference is to broaden cooperation among participating business entities.

The conference will gather participants from Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and Turkey. Let's do our best for our companies to enhance their competitiveness and start working globally. 

The Draft Agenda, as well as other relevant information will be available on www.seeit.ba on March 30, 2015 at the latest.

For more opportunities for B2B meetings, please register at http://seeitcon.talkb2b.net/

We very much look forward to seeing you in Sarajevo!

Digistart project boosts Europes SME:s

The Digistart project aims to boost SME:s in the field of ICT through an expanded network of mentors, advisors and financiers throughout Europe. Digistart was launched in January 2015 and is right now in the phase of building the network and creating digital tools in order to reach as many entrepreneurs as possible. The project is a collaboration between Unidemi University in Lisbon, Beta-i in Lisbon, F6S in London and Clusterland Sweden.

Policy recommendations for Romania

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Today managing director Micael Gustafsson is the key note on the Sunrise conference in Bucharest, talking about new policy recommendations for Romania within the field of mobile services and technology. The main objective for the talk is to show how mobile solutions can be used in order to increase excellence within existing industry in the country. The main findings are:

  • Concentrate on existing industry
  • Build infrastructure such as better internet connections and communications
  • Build capacity, implement the swedish system for vocational training
  • Do simple things, like networking activities to build trust
  • Start a dialogue with the start up community in order to find new co-working places

The recommendations were given to policy makers and public authorities during a one day conference organised by the German Chamber of Commerce in Romania.

Clusterland Sweden in new collaborations

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During the conference BIN@Sheffield - where CEO Micael Gustafsson was engaged as key note speaker - Clusterland Sweden signed a MOU with new strategic partners in UK, Portugal and Brazil allowing SME:s from Sweden to use soft landing facilities connected to the parties in the countries. "Working with internationalisation of start ups and SME:s these international collaborations are extremely important. This allows small companies to explore new markets in a very cost efficient way, which is important for anybody who start up something new", says Micael Gustafsson.

BIN@ is a yearly conference arranged by the universities in Porto, Sheffield and Sao Paulo with the aim to improve business possibilities for companies and improve technology transfer from universities to industry.

Mobile strategy for Luxembourg

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New strategy for Luxembourg in order to improve conditions for start ups

Micael Gustafsson, CEO of Clusterland Sweden presented a totally new policy brief in Luxembourg with the aim to improve conditions for start ups in the country. The report contained of concrete advise of how to boost start ups, increase access to capital and also how to make Luxembourg one of Europes test beds in the field of new financial solutions with the help of mobile technology.

The report has got huge recognition in Luxembourg and the work with developing the countries start up scene within mobile technology and ICT will continue.

The work was done as a part of the EMMIA PLP project with the support of the European Union.

 

Clusterland Sweden is the swedish WATIFY partner


The Watify project has the aim of bringing more digital entrepreneurs to Europe and inspiring young people to start their own business. In order to market the project in Sweden, Clusterland Sweden will collaborate with a number of local actors in order to spread the word. The first activity will take place on Thursday 28th of August in a collaboration with Foo Cafe. Read more about Watify on: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/dem/watify