Development Challenges

PI project adresses ICT development challenges facing BiH youth, small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) from the ICT sector as well as SMEs from other sectors.


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Project Goals

Project goals are two fold:

  • to improve the competitiveness and productivity of SMEs and
  • to enhance employment and entrepreneurship among youth.

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Project Activities

Youth trainings and internship programs, advanced ICT training, ICT bootcamps, support to ICT associations, fairs and conferences, access to finance and startup support.


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Project Partners

Meet local organizations, partners of the Partnership for Innovation project.

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Moja praksa

“Moja praksa” internship program is an ICT based initiative designed to provide practical experience and reinforce the bond between youth and local ICT business community.

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BIZOO offers mentorship support for startups through business accelerator program and access to finance opportunities through accompanying Business Angels Network (BAN) program.

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Work Ready Now!

“Work Ready Now!” (WRN!) program is a participatory, active and hands-on youth develoment program focused on improving soft skills for business environment.

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  • Adobe Training in Prijedor - The Certifications Award ceremony for the recently completed training in Adobe Illustrator CS6 and Adobe InDesign CS6 software programs was held today at Prijedor’s Economic Development Agency “PREDA”. 11 unemployed youth and 4 technicians from local firms successfully completed the 7 week long, comprehensive program that was supported by USAID’s Partnership for Innovation (PI) project. […]
  • The award ceremony for participants of Work Ready Now! and Moja Praksa programs in Mostar - INTERA Technology Park successfully completed two cycles of PI supported youth training programs in Mostar. The first cycle of “Work Ready Now” and the second cycle of ”Moja Praksa” internships were completed in August. The Award ceremony for participants and IT companies that have supplied projects and mentors, was held on September 2, 2014 at Intera Technology Park. […]
  • Summer school of innovation GeekFEST2014 in Sarajevo - PI supported a Summer School of Innovation – GeekFEST2014, which was held from August 25, 2014 to August 29, 2014 at International University of Sarajevo (IUS). The GeekFEST2014 gathered a group of 35 talented young people, who come from different cities all over Bosnia and Herzegovina. They attended a five-day program titled “ programming mobile […]
  • iOS development bootcamp successfully completed in Sarajevo - PI supported a two week long bootcamp focused on iOS application development in Sarajevo organized by Academy387. Participants received comprehensive training and insight into the development of mobile applications for Apple devices. 14 students and unemployed young people gained new skills and improved their  knowledge. The aim of this bootcamp is that all participants learn to develop […]
  • First cycle of Work Ready Now! program for youth successfully completed in Sarajevo - International University in Sarajevo (IUS) successfully completed the first cycle of “Work Ready Now” program for youth. The total of 30 participants completed the program for students and young unemployed people who wish to gain knowledge and skills in order to be better prepared for future labor challenges. The Award ceremony for participants was held on 28th of August 2014 at […]

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