Creativity Centre of the University of Kragujevac was established in March 2017 within the Erasmus+ project IF4TM (561655-EPP-1-2015-1-RS-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP).
The mission of the Creativity Centre is to contribute to the development of creativity and entrepreneurial skills of students, researchers and pupils, development of ideas and innovations, to support the Centre users in launching their own businesses through establishment of start-ups and spin-off companies in order to commercialize their research results.
Main objectives of the Creativity Centre are as follows:
- To develop creative thinking and entrepreneurial skills of young people
- To support students and researchers in development of their business and research ideas
- To encourage socially responsible and entrepreneurial engagement in the academic sector
- To provide collaborative and multidisciplinary environment for team work of students, researchers and other participants in the process of idea development, as well as the access to modern equipment for idea validation and prototype development.
- To organize volunteering programs
- To contribute to the raise of graduates' employability
The main activities of the Creativity Centre are:
- Organization of training programs for development of creative thinking and acquiring of entrepreneurial skills for students, researchers and pupils
- Organization and promotion of the volunteering programs
- Organization of Open Innovation Campaigns in cooperation with enterprises
- Organization of Competition for best student ideas
- Consultancy services for Centre users in development and validation of their ideas
- Support to students and pupils in using the equipment and software in Centre’s prototype workshop
- Support to students and researchers in launching their business through establishment of start-ups
- Support to researchers in establishment of spin-off companies for commercialization of research results
Prof. Dr. Vesna Mandic
Faculty of Engineering University of Kragujevac
Faculty of Engineering Kragujevac
Sestre Janjic 6, 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia