THE FIRST MICROSOFT INNOVATION CENTER IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA TO BE OPEN IN SRPSKA’S CAPITAL BANJA
On behalf of the Government of Republic Srpska, Minister of the Science and Technology, Mr. Jasmin Komic and the director of the company Microsoft for BiH, Mr. Omar Krivosija, signed a memorandum for the understanding and establishment of the Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC), which will be opened within the “Innovative Center Banja Luka“.
“The purpose of the Microsoft Innovation Center is primarily to increase the usage of information and communication technologies and establish cooperation with the academic community for the development and greater use of IT technologies, thereby encouraging the development and setting up innovation companies based on IT technologies“, said Komic.
All innovation centers are aimed for creating new jobs, new workplaces and companies and innovative solutions, and the target group is youth. Komic emphasized that the Government of Republic Srpska initiated this project in order to help youth to acquire, as soon as possible, needed skills for their involvement in the labor market.
The director of Microsoft for BiH, Mr. Krivosija, expressed his satisfaction for the opening of the first Microsoft Innovation Center in Banja Luka that could bring additional benefits to youth and start-up companies as well as to prevent the younger generation from leaving Bosnia and Herzegovina.