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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  • Baseline report: Assessment of Competencies, Technical Skills and Needs in Bosnia Herzegovina’s ICT Services Sector - PI recently completed a comprehensive analysis of gaps and needs related to the staff skills, competencies and industry certifications at the project targeted, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the ICT Services Sector in Bosnia Herzegovina. The detailed baseline report titled “Assessment of Competencies, Technical Skills and Needs in Bosnia Herzegovina’s ICT Services Sector” is based […]
  • Capacity Building Trainings for Local Partner Organizations - USAID Partnership for Innovation (PI) project executed one week “Train the Trainers” for local training partner organizations from March 31 – April 4, 2014. Trainers from ICBL Banja Luka, BIT Tuzla, IUS Sarajevo and INTERA TP Mostar received an in-depth training and practical exercises in delivery of a comprehensive “Work Ready Now” work readiness program […]
  • Design of education programs for women entrepreneurs and SME managers - Partnership for Innovation (PI) project successfully organized the workshop focused on “Design of Education Programs for Women Entrepreneurs and SME Managers” in Mostar on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Forty seven women entrepreneurs/managers attended the workshop that was organized in cooperation with the local association UDRUGA PLUS and INTERA Technology Park. The aim was to identify […]
  • Students participating in the first cycle of program “Moja praksa” in Mostar received their diplomas today - The certification presentation ceremony was held at INTERA Technology Park in Mostar today to mark the completion of the first cohort of “Moja praksa” internship program in Herzegovina. 46 students completed the program that included trainings and practical work on 9 team projects that were nominated by local ICT firms that also provided team mentors. […]
  • Professional SCRUM Master training in Sarajevo completed - 22 trainees from 14 companies completed Professional SCRUM Master training today in Sarajevo. The purpose of Professional Scrum Master course was to give students the grounding in Scrum and its first principles from which they can make opportunistic decisions about how to use it best. Using Scrum to optimize the results requires a solid knowledge of […]

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