News from SPARK


MY-GATEWAY Balkan Roadshow: Two Workshops Held

As a part of MY-GATEWAY Balkan Roadshow, two workshops were held at SPARK premises today. 

The first one “How can we leverage Talent in Innovative Societies?” was aimed at universities and professors, and the topic was how soft skills can represent the missing link between disruptive innovative systems, startups, and people. 

After a short break and lunch, the second workshop “EU funds for startups and SMEs” started. Participants gathered at SPARK to learn how their startup can benefit from EU funds. This two-hour workshop was conducted by Europa Media Group. The aim was to teach participants everything about EU funds and how to access them. They also explored the new Horizon Europe program which will come into place from 2021 to 2027 and were offered instruments and services for startups and SMEs. Both workshops were interactive, so participants shared their views and participated in the discussion.

These two workshops within the Balkan Roadshow were the last two activities of the MY-GATEWAY project. 

SPARK Tech Meetup #10: Java Edition Held

Another Tech Meetup organized by SPARK was successfully held. We believe that after three lectures, visitors are aware of why Java is one of the leading and most popular programming languages.

For the tenth meetup, we had three lectures designed for intermediate and advanced users of this programming language. Our guests were Adnan Isajbegović from Symphony and Aleksandar Dostić from Infobip, and the lecture was also held by Mislav Miličević from NSoft. Participants talked and discussed topics such as Developing Enterprise Web Services with Apache Camel, Ultra-fast Data Access, and Lambda Design Patterns in Java. 

The meetup was free of charge thanks to our sponsors and partners: NSoft, Sportradar, the US Embassy in BiH and the Federal Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts.

This article was funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings, and conclusions stated herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.

MY-GATEWAY Balkan Roadshow: Western Balkan Workshops

Two years of MY-GATEWAY are about to come to an end, and the last activity is a Balkan Roadshow which will bring this project to North Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. MY-GATEWAY team wants to share their knowledge and findings with Western Balkans partners by organising practical workshops that local entrepreneurs and ecosystem players such as representatives of universities, corporates, incubators, and accelerators could attend. 

The Western Balkan workshops will be held on Monday, 9 December 2019, in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina at the SPARK premises. Topics such as EU funding for startups, Technology Transfer Model and Talent Acquisition Model will be discussed. We will also dive deeper into more specific programmes and tech events.

Workshops will last a whole working day, from 9am till 5pm. Nonetheless, as we know that the topics discussed are very different, you’ll have the option to book only the timeslots you’re interested in. You can sign up on Eventbrite. All you need to do is choose the session you’d like to attend and book your free ticket.

Talent Innovative Societies

The future of work is changing, and universities, businesses and people have to adapt and respond with the perfect mix of soft and hard skills. But how can this be done? The Unidemi team will guide you through their recently developed Talent Acquisition Model. Let’s make universities entrepreneurial hubs! Grab your ticket here

EU Funds

Have you thought about applying to EU funds but always found it a bit daunting? Relax, the moment to learn has come! Join us and let EuropaMedia guide you step by step through all sorts of funding opportunities for startups and SMEs! Grab your spot here