WBCInno project presented at 4th International Conference “Jahorina Business Days – JPD 2015”
The 4th International Conference “JAHORINA BUSINESS DAYS – TOURISM IN FUNCTION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT” was held from 24th to 26th February 2015 in the hotel Termag at the Jahorina Mountain.
This Conference was jointly organized by the Faculty of economics of Pale (University of East Sarajevo), Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre (University of Zenica), Faculty of economics of Podgorica and Faculty of economics of Subotica. JPD 2015 was officially opened by Mr. Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Prof. Dr Mladen Ivanić. Afterwards, a plenary session took place and was moderated by Prof. Dr Dejan Bokonjić, Prof. Dr Darko Petković, Assist. Prof. Dr Boban Melović and Assist. Prof. Dr Dragan Đogo. The introductory presentations were given by Prof. Dr Peter Schulte (the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation – INEA) from Dusseldorf (Germany), Prof. Dr Ljubica Knežević-Cvelbar (Faculty of economics of the University of Ljubljana) and Prof. Dr Slavica Tomić (Faculty of economics of the University of Novi Sad). Among many ambassadors and representatives of embassies and the European Commission, at the plenary session were also present more than 100 participants.
Later, JPD 2015 Conference continued its work divided into three sections, where were presented more than 70 scientific and expert works by authors from Western Balkans Countries. At the session “Entrepreneurship” was presented our work on development of scientific-technology parks as an important step in transforming a university from teaching one into an entrepreneurial. This paper was used to promote Tempus project WBCInno, and it pointed out that launching WBCInno project within the university environment was considered to be "the light at the end of a tunnel". It was also emphasized that: “In STP/TP, profit is a long-term category, but in this kind of environment, in a short-term period, respectable enterprises can be established, based on knowledge, technology transfer and innovations, which will be the backbone of the economic development of the whole WBC region, and each and every state in particular.”
On the third day of the Conference, there was the Round table. It gathered deans of the faculties of economics from the region, who discussed touristic trends and global movements, sustainable development and tourism, human resources and other topics important for development of tourism and entrepreneurship.
At the end, JPD 2015 Conference also promoted Proceedings JPD 2014, where one other our work about WBCInno project found its place and was printed.