Do you have an idea and know how to solve a problem with the help of technology?

Do you recognize the entrepreneur in you? Still, not sure where to start, testing your idea?
You are at the right place!
 

Business Technology Incubator of Technical Faculties Belgrade (BITF) is a non-profit
organisation and the first and leading business technology incubator in Serbia that provides comprehensive support to young, educated people to develop innovative ideas and start their own business!

BITF maintains close ties with young innovators and students and through numerous activities and trainings encourages the development of new startup teams, commercialization of innovations and results of scientific research, and the creation of new SMEs in the field of high technologies.

Founded more than a decade ago by four technical faculties of the University of Belgrade (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Technology and Metallurgy), Palilula Municipality and the Initiative for Democratic Transition, based on the experience of developed countries and examples of good practice. Park Belgrade (NTP Belgrade) in charge of supporting startups in the early stages of development.

It’s always the right time to start a startup!

BITF with partner (STP Belgrade) is gathering start-ups and growing technology companies in high-tech industries, and in this moment over 10 of these companies are working in the field of digitalisation of the industry. As business suport organisations, we are very active in supporting this industry through our services and various initiatives.
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Our vision

The main goal:

We support

Young, educated people to develop innovative ideas and start their own business!

We provide

Skills&Trainings

To help companies to improve their competitiveness through trainings and skills development, by establishing a business model according to Lean methodology, areas of financial planning, digital technologies, intellectual property protection, organising bootcamps, traineeships, providing training material. Our mentors are ready to pass on their many years of knowledge and invaluable experience, take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Test before Invest

We provide services and facilities to raise awareness and access to test facilities, digital transformation expertise and testing and experimentation facilities – innovation laboratories for the application of prototyping technology and/or final products, hardware, software.

Innovation ecosystem and networking

We are here to connect you with those who have already crossed the path you have just set out on. We act as a broker that facilitates collaboration and networking, we provide opportunities to meet and initiate partnerships. Moreover, being part of the Science and Technology Park Belgrade, we play an important role in the national
innovation ecosystem. Within STP Belgrade startups can find stimulating working enviroment separate offices, coworking space, meeting rooms

Legal and administrative services

Consulting in legal, accounting and administrative aspects of business.

Encouraging and support of local SMEs to implement and refine their digital solutions.

Enabling the digital innovation companies to reach new market potential and scale.
By organizing workshops:

– Internet of things

– Man/machine interfaces
– Advanced or High-performance computing
– Robotics for manufacturing
– Additive manufacturing technologies
– Modelling and simulation
– Laser-based manufacturing
– Cloud computing
– Digital twins, data sharing, autonomous factories
– IT security

Support to find investment

Don’t worry, we are always here to provide every kind of professional support related to competitions, funds, access to financial institutions and investors, finances provide support in order to realize your financial plan.

Our 3D lab

BITF Belgrade is part of Science and Technology Park Belgrade that has three innovative laboratories equipped with the latest equipment for the application of prototyping technology and/or final products. The equipment is intended for startup teams and growing technology companies for the accelerated development of innovative hardware solutions and the rapid launch of products on the market. Whether you are a business start-up or have experience, the Science and Technology Park provides regular training to customers and has licensed programs to use the equipment in its entirety.

3 innovation laboratories help startups to:

Physical realization of the idea

Quick and easy production of prototypes and final products

Processing of different types of materials - laser cutting, engraving, CNC machines

Equipment availability 24/7

Trainings and professional support of NTP Belgrade team members

Connecting and exchanging experiences with members of the BITF and STP Belgrade community

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Service Examples

Fintech Solutions llc

consumer financing fintech start-up

Lean pay is a consumer financing fintech start-up that helps people to pay for consumer goods over time. Leanpay solution helps merchants to offer instant and easy installment plans to their customers in all sales channels.  BITF helped the company to connect with mentors, enabling them to go to Israel to spread knowledge in business model development and market expansion. BITF also assisted FinTech Solutions in preparation for investment funds, which resulted in obtaining the first investment from the Venture Fund in Serbia and expanding operations in Slovenia. In late 2020, they received a large investment from South Central Ventures.

Anoris technology

Nikola Krstic, a graduate from the Electrical Engineering School in Belgrade, has created a smart glove prototype called Anora- that helps the blind and visually impaired move unaided without a service dog or white cane. BITF enabled him to use a 3D printers in the 3D BITF and STP lab. BITF also provided mentoring and support in business model development. 

Strawberry energy

Strawberry energy is part of BITF community since 2010.
BITF provided infrastructural, administrative, (financial and legal) support for contracting the first jobs. BITF also provided help with connecting with mentors and promotion. Strawberry Energy today has installed solar chargers in more than 18 countries.

Social Formula

The Social Formula is an ever growing team of marketing, digital and design strategists set on executing goals and getting you to a success you can measure.

Through extensive research, TSF has created ’The Secret Formula’ to guarantee Search Engine and Social Media Optimisation in order to maximise your businesses online presence and credibility. Also, to drive business, raise awareness to your brand, website and maximise followers.

BITF helped them in digital tranformation, from marketing agency to digital tool for marketing

HTEC

BITF provided strong administrative support in the beginning of business, helped with connecting with mentors and associates and provided business development support. HTEC’s headquarter today is in San Francisco and they employ more than 300 engineers in Serbia.

Smart research

Marko Panić, who received his PhD in molecular biology in Germany, patented Smart Blot with a team of colleagues, a device that improved and accelerated digital laboratory analyzes of proteins according to the so-called Western Blot technologies, which are used to diagnose HIV, hepatitis and some other diseases. With BITF support, Marko used a 3D BITF lab to build a prototype and also received a donation in the form of technical equipment from the Israeli government through the BITF

Our community

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Project we were part of:

Relevant projects:

[1]    “Establishment of the Open Innovation System of the Adriatic-Ionian Region” – OIS-AIR, (www.oisair.net), Science Technology Park Belgrade

Donor: EU, Interreg ADRION Programme

Dates: January 2018 – June 2020

[2]    “Institutional framework for development of the third mission of universities in Serbia” – IF4TM, (www.if4tm.kg.ac.rs), BITF Belgrade,

Donor: EU, Erasmus+ programme

Dates: October 2015 – June 2019

[3]    “Science Technology Park Belgrade – the New Export Instrument of Serbia”, BITF Belgrade,

Donor: Swiss Government (Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO)

Dates: January 2015 – December 2017

[4]    “Modernization of WBC universities through strengthening of structures and services for knowledge transfer, research and innovation” – WBCInno (www.wbc-inno.kg.ac.rs), BITF Belgrade,

Donor: EU, TEMPUS IV programme

Dates: October 2012 – February 2016

[5]    “Programme of development of innovative products and services”, BITF Belgrade, MoES supported the development of new innovative technologies and services through 2 innovation projects.

Donor: Ministry of Education and Science of Serbia

Dates: June 2012 – May 2013

[6]    “Export Promotion for Innovative Products”, BITF Belgrade,

Donor: Swiss Government (Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO)

Dates: September 2011 – November 2014

[7]    “Support to Entrepreneurial Activities of Young People”, BITF Belgrade,

Donor: EU, IPA Cross-border cooperation programme Serbia – Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dates: December 2010 – July 2012

[8]    “Business Skills Development in Function of Regional Development”, BITF Belgrade,

Donor: SPARK, Netherlands

Dates: December 2009 – November 2010

[9]    “Economic Development and Employment Promotion Project in Serbia”, BITF Belgrade,

Donor: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)

Dates: November 2009 – December 2009

[10] “Programme of development of innovative products and services”, BITF Belgrade, MoSTD supported the development of new innovative technologies and services through 3 innovation projects.

Donor: Ministry of Science and Technological Development of Serbia

Dates: November 2009 – March 2011

[11] “Models of Cooperation with the Diaspora and Development of Knowledge Network”, BITF Belgrade,

Donor: SDC – Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Dates: July 2009 – November 2009

[12] “Belgrade on Knowledge – Knowledge for Development”, BITF Belgrade,

Donor: City of Belgrade

Dates: June 2009 – January 2010

[13] “Programme of development of innovative products and services”, BITF Belgrade, MoSTD supported the development of new innovative technologies and services through 8 innovation projects.

Donor: Ministry of Science and Technological Development of Serbia

Dates: November 2008 – October 2009

[14] “Development and improvement of functions of the Business Technology Incubator of Technical Faculties Belgrade in order to develop SME”, BITF Belgrade,

Donor: City of Belgrade

Dates: October 2007 – August 2008

[15] “Programme of development of innovative products and services”, BITF Belgrade, MoSTD supported the development of new innovation technologies and services through 5 innovation projects.

Donor: Ministry of Science and Technological Development of Serbia

Dates: July 2007 – June 2008

[16] “Establishing of the Business Incubator of the Technical Faculties in Belgrade”, first phase was carried through NGO Democratic Transition Initiative, which resulted in establishing of BITF and second and third phase was carried out through BITF

Donor: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Dates: March 2006 – December 2008

Our program for Students:

An intensive seven-day program of learning, working and socializing with the goal of getting students interessted in the start-up world, with benefit of gaining knowledge and skills on how to create ideas / spot problems, form a team and learn about the steps in developing a successful start-up.

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