Business innovation centre LLC Kragujevac (Serbia)

Helping innovative young entrepreneurs and start-up enterprises from the local community in Serbia

Akronym: BICKG

BIC was founded in 2008 by the City of Kragujevac, Regional Chamber of Commerce Kragujevac, Regional Agency for Economic Development of Šumadija and Pomoravlje, Association of Private Entrepreneurs "Šumadija" and General Association of Entrepreneurs "Sloga", as an economic development tool designed to help innovative young entrepreneurs and start-up enterprises from the local community. This coalition of forces allows BIC to provide invaluable services and benefits to its tenant companies and SME sector in general. The purpose of BIC is to produce successful firms that will leave the incubation program financially viable and freestanding, creating jobs, commercializing innovative new technologies and strengthening local and national economy. Through targeted services package BIC offers a unique opportunity for innovative ventures from the early stage of business development until the graduation stage of growth. BIC foster cooperation with the University and student organizations. With vast experience in fostering cooperation with the University and student organizations especially in developing new programs, transfer of knowledge and networking, business skills trainings and internship for students etc. BIC will be in charge of coordinating activities of internal monitoring and interviews with target groups (as task leader of act.5.2). Their role in WBCInno is valuable. According to its main activities and expertise, it will take part in analyzing good practices, development of Regional UIP, TSNA and market analysis in the region of Central Serbia as directly involved in creating new jobs, providing training courses in the area of their expertise, development of Methodology for innovation management and Sustainability strategy, networking/internationalisation of BI/STP, all dissemination activities as well as local management. Also, Dir. Veljkovic will be member of Programme Committee for BI/STP development responsible for elaboration of Development Strategy.