In today's fast-paced and rapidly evolving world, technology plays a crucial role in modernizing businesses and keeping up with the changing times. However, the Western Balkans region has been struggling to access the necessary skills and resources needed to fully embrace and optimize technology. This lack of skills has limited their ability to innovate and transfer technology to wider markets.

Against this background, this online event presents the main results of the latest ETF research on the skills dimension of technology transfer in the Western Balkans. The study aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of the current situation and identify the gaps and challenges that need to be addressed to support skills for technology transfer in the region.

 

Innovation & growth: Technology Transfer in the Western Balkans

Event took place on 30 March 2023 at 14.00 CEST - streamed on Open Space You-tube - see below the recording

Innovation and Growth: Results of the Western Balkans Technology Transfer Skills Study - YouTube

 

Agenda

Time

Sessions

14:00 - 14:10

Welcome and opening

Xavier Matheu de Cortada, Director ad interim, ETF

14:10 - 14:15

Introduction to the study

Jan Peter Ganter de Otero, Human Capital Development Expert, ETF

14:15 - 15:15

Presentation of the main results

Milena Ljubicic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Branka Zizic, Montenegro

Gabriela Kostovska Bogoeska, North Macedonia

Mladjan Stojanovic, Serbia

Elona Xhaferri, Albania

Lisa Cowey, Kosovo*

15:15 - 15:20

Break

15:20 - 15:35

Comparative analysis

Lisa Cowey, Independent Expert (Research team Leader)

15:35 - 15:55

Discussion

Facilitator: Jan Peter Ganter de Otero, Human Capital Development Expert, ETF

15:55 - 16:00

Closure

Manuela Prina, Head of Skills Identification and Development Unit, ETF

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/99 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

 

Comparative Report - ANALYSING THE SKILLS DIMENSION OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN THE WESTERN BALKANS