More than 10 new student’s innovative solutions were presented at the end of the ParkUP!, student startup bootcamp (July 14 – 19) at the Science Technology Park Belgrade (STP Belgrade) – from innovative solutions in the field of aggrotech, medicine, and sports-tech, to the blockchain solutions for the music industry and protecting children safety on the Internet. The award for the best idea went to the ResiDetect team for the development of a new method for the detection of bacteria that do not respond to antibiotics, in the form of a PCR test.
STP Belgrade organizes student startup bootcamp ParkUP! with the support of the Swiss Government under the project “Technopark Serbia 2 – Boosting exports through technoparks”.
Park UP! is the first student startup program in Serbia, created to encourage young people to step into the startup world and acquire knowledge and skills to develop successful startups. During the bootcamp, more than 50 students worked on developing innovative ideas, in a great atmosphere in the inspiring environment of STP Belgrade, through interactive lectures and workshops with the support of experienced experts and mentors in the field of business development.
– ParkUP! brought us incredible knowledge and key steps for startup development – from how to recognize a specific problem on the market to how to define solutions and final products. Now I know how to develop an innovative idea, create a business plan, research the market and competition… I met ambitious, creative young people. We were working in a very dynamic atmosphere, with experts and mentors who shared their expertise and helped us in the development of our ideas. This was truly a unique adventure into the startup world, which I would recommend to all young people – said Vlastimir Arsenijević, a student of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences about his participation at the bootcamp.
Since 2018, more than 400 students have participated in the development of innovative ideas and simulations of startup development through this program at STP Belgrade.