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EE: IM for TP 2016

Ecological Entrepreneurship: Innovation Management for Technical Products and Intellectual Property



Summer School (for Master and PhD Students) on the topic: 


Ecological Entrepreneurship: Innovation Management for Technical Products and Intellectual Property


Was organized in Bor Serbia on 02 06 October 2016.



The summer school included workshops on following main topics:

         Ecological Entrepreneurship,

         Innovation Management,

         Tools for Generating Innovative Ideas,

         Intellectual Property.


Summer School IDI EE 2016 was organized as the activity of the International Resita Network for Entrepreneurship and Innovation - RESITA Network ( ).

Organizing institution was Engineering Management Department of Technical Faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade (

Lecturers at EE: IM for TP 2016 summer school were eminent professors from the field of Entrepreneurship, Innovations Management, Operations Management, Environmental Management, Material Flow and Decision Science.

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Short description of realised research work: Students participating in the EE: IM for TP 2016 summer school were of different research background. The students from the field of Economics, Management, Business, Engineering Management, Accounting, Engineering, Material Flow ... were invited. During the Summer School activities, students formed international and interdisciplinary teams, of up to 5 people, to work on development of original business ideas. During the introduction sections, student got familiar with the research topic of Ecological Entrepreneurship. Students obtained basic training of the tools for Strategic Thinking, Generating new Innovative Ideas, Operations Management, Entrepreneurship, CSR and Social Entrepreneurship.

At the beginning of the students participating in the EE: IM for TP 2016 summer school, students participated at the 6th Environmental and Material Flow Management- EMFM 2016, conference, which was also organized in Bor (Serbia) at 02-04 October (Details about the EMFM conference are available here). Students had chance to present their research work at this meeting, and also to listen to the presentations of eminent researchers in the field of Environmental and Material Flow Management. The EMFM 2016 is organized each year, jointly by Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina)Technical Faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade (Serbia),  Environmental Campus Birkenfeld, University of Applied Sciences Trier (Germany), presenting a forum for scientific research discussion and practice on the subjects of environmental and material flow management.

Then, students have worked on development of new business ideas for startups which should be operating in the scope of Ecological Entrepreneurship. Students had opportunities to visit local companies in the region, which can be considered as potential connections in the supply chain of the future startups, for which they are developing the business models. Students were supported by all lecturers during the development of the business model for new Ecological Entrepreneurship startups.

During the workshops students had opportunity to get familiar with the aspects of Intellectual Properties, connected with further steps in transforming the successful business ideas to real startups. This topic was addressed by the representatives of the Center of Technology Transfer of the University in Belgrade (

Outcomes: The final outcomes of students team work were fully developed business models for new startups which are to be operating in the field of Ecological Entrepreneurship. On the last day, students have demonstrated their results in the form of presentations, which was followed by discussions and debriefing session.

Publications: For students who participated in the EMFM 2016 conference, there was a possibility to publish their research work in the official Book of proceedings of this conference. Best conference papers were published in the Serbian Journal of Management (, indexed in SCOPUS and EBSCO. All results of students research work, developed during the workshops, were also published in the Monographic study, with the ISBN number.



Contact details for the  EE: IM for TP 2016 Summer School:

Ivan Mihajlovic

Technical Faculty in Bor,

Vojske Jugoslavije 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia

+381(64)227 36 21