On Friday, June 9, the Science and Technology Park Niš organized an annual community gathering where, alongside the member companies, it summarized the results and goals achieved, and the main focus of the conversation were the upcoming plans.
Over the past three years, the Science and Technology Park Niš has become a center for innovation excellence, attracting experts from various fields and providing support to its members and their innovative ideas.
“We have been making efforts to strengthen our ties and empower our community. Through counseling, workshops, mentoring sessions, and support programs, we gave young talents the opportunity to turn their ideas into successful business projects. Through these activities, we have created a network that connects different sectors, enabling us to share knowledge, resources, and ideas, and at the same time, in this way, we have also helped member companies on their development path,” said Milan Ranđelović, PhD, managing director of the Science and Technology Park Niš.
This event, internal in nature, was an opportunity to put special emphasis on the presentation of the future goals of the Science and Technology Park Niš. One of the most important plans that has been highlighted is the expansion of spatial capacities. The creation of a new office space will provide, among other things, space for the reception of members who are waiting; it opens up the opportunity for the progress of member companies whose business is developing intensively and the number of employees is continuously growing, while one of the key advantages is the opening of development centers of large foreign companies.
For the second year in a row, having become tradition, in partnership with the Local Foundation Niš, an auction was organized to support creative ideas for the development of the city. This year, there were 13 items in the bidding, and an amount of 310,000 dinars was secured, which will be directed towards the realization of the creative ideas of the citizens of Niš in one of the next LFN competitions. Among paintings, designer clothing pieces, sports props, etc., the largest bid of 60,000 dinars was the winning bid for a T-shirt signed by Željko Obradović, coach of KK Partizan.
As a reminder, with the funds collected at last year’s auction in STP Niš, 6 ideas of groups of citizens, informal associations, and individuals who are now working on their projects were supported, and this gathering was an excellent opportunity for STP Niš member companies to hear about two of the ideas already supported.