Supporting Organizations

BASSCOM - Bulgarian Association of Software Companies

The Bulgarian Association of Software Companies - BASSCOM was established in 2001. BASSCOM is a non-profit industry association representing more than 80 leading companies developing software products and systems and offering comprehensive IT solutions, and over 120 associated members, among which universities, foundations, venture capital funds, etc. The main objectives of the Association are to promote the Bulgarian software industry, to work for the improvement of the educational system and the introduction of e-government, to participate in creating and implementing policies for effective IT investments for the benefit of the entire society. BASSCOM is actively working to popularize Bulgaria as a high-tech destination where software companies develop their own products and services with high added value. More information about BASSCOM, its member-companies and activities can be found Here

BAIT - Bulgarian Association of Information Technologies

The Bulgarian Association of Information Technologies (BAIT) is the biggest, most representative and influential branch organization in the sphere of information and communication technologies in Bulgaria. Established in 1995, presently 100 member companies are enlisted in the association for which more than 16 200 ICT specialists are working, generating an annual turnover of 4 billion BGN. The Association includes companies in the trend of hardware, software, system integration, telecommunications, Internet suppliers, game developers, IoT, cybersecurity, business management solutions, fintech, etc.

BAIT is a member of DIGITALEUROPE – the most powerful IT European association.

BAIT is the organizer of the BAIT AWARDS - the most prestigious industry annual awards for contribution to the development of information and communication technologies under the patronage of the President of Bulgaria.

BAIT has established the National Technology Transfer Office in the area of information and communication technology to facilitate the process of technology transfer between innovators, researchers and users of ICT in practice.

BAIT has created the eSkills For Future online platform to attract young people to career development in the ICT sector. Information about IT trainings and events in Bulgaria can be found on the platform.

Vojvodina ICT Cluster – VOICT

Vojvodina ICT Cluster is a business association founded through a bottom-up initiative of ICT companies and several supporting institutions. It is a fast-growing organization, strongest in its field in Serbia. Strategic objective of Vojvodina ICT Cluster is to increase visibility of Serbian ICT and put Novi Sad on the regional and European map as the hotbed for ICT in this part of the world. The cluster has its own Academy, organizing courses, presentations and lectures according to the needs of the members, as well as a separate Project Office that grows its projects portfolio and revenues every year. All this, and more, makes Vojvodina ICT Cluster the leader in excellence among organizations of this type in Serbia.

Test’RS Club

The club of professional software testers “Test’RS Club” was founded in April 2015. It is the first
non profit organization in Serbia that gathers all professionals with interest in quality control and
software testing in one community. The main objectives of the Test’RS Club are improvement of
vocational, scientific and educational activities in the field of information technology, with an
emphasis on the quality control of software products; exchange of knowledge and experience
between community members and the community as a whole with other professional
associations and communities at the national and international levels; continuous education of
the wider community in the field of information technology, with focus on the software quality
control.

Testwarez

Testwarez is a space created by Polish Testing Board (SJSI), the biggest non-profit organization in Poland, for you to boost knowledge sharing and launch discussions around challenges and trends in software testing. Various expertise levels among speakers and conference attendees - ranging from highly skilled veterans through practitioners and theorists to enthusiastic beginners filling either management or engineering positions - allow for a unique opportunity of constructive and productive debates. Conference formula fosters free dialogue during speeches, lectures, discussions panels as well as behind the scenes. This year participants can count on new solutions that support interaction and integration.

ANIS

ANIS represents the interests of Romanian IT companies and supports the development of the software and services industry, as well as the growth of companies involved both in outsourcing projects and in developing proprietary applications.
The association was founded in 1998 and now includes over 130 members – companies with both Romanian and foreign capital, small and medium companies as well as multinational ones, with presence in the main technical universities in the country.
ANIS plays an active role in boosting the High-Tech sector, as well as contributing to promote Romania as a regional leader for software development and established exporter for high quality software products and services.

ARIES

ARIES Transilvania (Transilvania Branch of the Romanian Association for Electronic Industry and Software) is the strongest IT industry driven structure based in Cluj-Napoca, North-West of Romania and is currently composed of 74 members (90% companies, public administration, Universities, catalysers).
Our aim is to act on behalf of producers of ICT collectively, regardless of ownership, for developing the ICT field in Transilvania, in interactions with public authorities, with media and other non-governmental agencies and other relevant stakeholders.
ARIES Transilvania has strong links and direct connections with the actors from Cluj-Napoca’s ecosystem like start-up communities, the local public authorities, software companies, tourism associations, universities, energy clusters.
Most of our activities are conducted under the iTech Transilvania Cluster umbrella, which was created by ARIES T, in order to support the development of the IT regional innovation ecosystem

Transilvania IT Cluster

The Gold Labelled Transilvania IT uses a bottom-up approach in order to support the development of the community, based on the end-users' needs. They represent a bridge on a local, regional, national and international level and have strong links and direct connections with the actors from Transylvania’s ecosystem such as start-up communities, the local public authorities, technology companies, universities and other clusters. Currently it has more than 95 members.

Their involvement consists in supporting business development and collaboration in the elaboration and implementation process of regional policies in the IT area. They are also actively involved in the development of Cluj-Napoca’s Smart City Strategy. They strongly support their members to develop their projects and create new collaborative one’s through their working groups within the cluster: eHealth, Smart City, Smart Mobility, e-Learning and Open Innovation 2.0.

EuroSTAR Software Testing

EuroSTAR Software Testing is a welcoming and all-inclusive community where Software Testers and Quality Assurance professionals can collaboratively work together, share knowledge and fulfil their professional potential. EuroSTAR hosts the longest running and largest conference on testing in Europe with the widest variety of topics and expert speakers – created by the community for the community. The annual EuroSTAR Conference is held over 4 days in November with 1,000+ attendees, 70+ learning sessions and unrivalled opportunities to network and connect with the European testing community. EuroSTAR exists to help make the world a better place for Testers and QA Professionals. Outside of the conference the online EuroSTAR Huddle Community platform provides further learning resources all year and helps testers to grow within the industry. Visit EuroSTAR on www.eurostarsoftwaretesting.com

CEEOA - Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association

Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association (CEEOA) was founded in 2008. The members of the association are the leading IT and outsourcing associations from the Central and Eastern Europe. CEEOA brings together the Associated bodies of CEE region in a powerful, active and developing association to exchange thought leadership and network to position the Central and Eastern European region as competitive alternative to other global IT and business process outsourcing destinations. CEEOA strives to become an effective resource of industry knowledge, effective promotional tool, and effective communication channel for service providers allowing them wide range international expansion. Furthermore, association promotes and shares the best practices, benefits, expert information and research findings, and innovative solutions gained in outsourcing industry from CEE countries.

Startit

Startit is a Serbian non-profit association established in 2010, with the mission to provide meaningful, deep support to Serbian youth and entrepreneurs, improving life and work with technology. With the network of more than 50 mentors, 250 events and projects that reached more than 100,000 people from Serbia, Startit has established itself as a preeminent hub for youth entrepreneurship, social activism and networking.
Startit provides relevant knowledge, skills, networking and employment opportunities to Serbian youth, entrepreneurs and IT professionals, through courses, conferences, meetups and festivals, hackathons, as well as the leading local tech & entrepreneurship website - Startit.rs, which is read by more than 70.000 people every month.

QA Serbia

QA Serbia is a community of knowledge, education, innovation and job opportunities. We are linking QA, Software and DevOps engineers with companies with a goal of making a better development and quality control environment. Our main activities are: upholding a strong connection between members of our community, sharing knowledge and experience, organizing events (workshops, meetups etc.) with focus on the quality control, software development and education. We support our members in sharing ideas and starting new projects. Be connected, enjoy testing with us!

SQA Days

SQA Days Conference - one of the oldest events entirely dedicated to software quality assurance topics. It provides opportunity for testers, as well as experts from related areas, to cooperate to find answers to the most current questions.

Also, this conference will be interesting for anyone who wants to make new professional acquaintances which is even more valuable.
An essential feature of the conference is the ability to communicate outside the official framework. As practice shows, precisely in this format, even the most demanding questions find a quick and elegant solution. Also, personal communication allows you to create good contacts with your colleagues and with the recognized gurus, which is sometimes very difficult to reach in everyday life.

MASIT – Macedonian Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies

MASIT – Macedonian Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies is a volunteer, non – profit chamber of commerce. The chamber was founded in 2000 as an initiative of the top fifteen Macedonian IT companies. The chamber represents companies of the ICT sector in Macedonia including: software and IT services companies, hardware companies and distributors, carrier and other telecommunication companies, as well as training providers and ICT consulting companies. The mission declares our purpose as an ICT chamber of commerce: “MASIT is the voice and resource of a competitive ICT sector, supporting an innovation – driven economy and a key contributor to the nation’s prosperity”. The goals of MASIT have been established to achieve the mission stated, as well as to satisfy the needs and interests to retain and expand membership: public dialog, competitiveness, collaborating and networking, export capacities, sustainability.