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 90 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 16 600 ICT specialists are working, generating an annual turnover of 4,35 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 the organizer of the BAIT AWARDS - the most prestigious annual industry 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.

ISTQB - International Software Testing Qualifications Board

ISTQB® (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) was founded in November 2002 and is a not-for-profit association legally registered in Belgium.

ISTQB® has defined the "ISTQB® Certified Tester" scheme that has become the world-wide leader in the certification of competences in software testing.

ISTQB® is an organization based on volunteer work by hundreds of international testing experts. More information about ISTQB can be found Here

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.

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.

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.

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.

ICT Cluster

ICT Cluster is a strategic cluster initiative of Bulgarian ICT business. The mission of the organization is to increase the competitiveness of Bulgarian ICT industry by support of ICT SME growth, promotion of ICT cluster excellence and creation of new business opportunities through cross- border, cross-industry and cross-cluster collaboration.

ICT Cluster activities are aligned with the following goals:
• Support of industrial transformation and development of emerging industries by using ICT in Bulgaria and the region;
• Facilitate entrepreneurship, foundation of business skills, supporting establishment of national system for technology risk financing;
• Creation of new global business opportunities across regions, industries, borders, and continents;
• Boosting technology transfer, Innovations and R&D development in Bulgaria.

More information about ICT Cluster can be found Here

TMMi Foundation

TMMi is the world-leading model for test process improvement. Using TMMi, organizations can improve their test process and even become accredited when they comply with the requirements.

The TMMi Foundation has set up a global assessment and certification scheme for test organizations, through accredited TMMi assessors and lead assessors, as well as a certification scheme for test professionals offered internationally by TMMi recognized training providers.

The TMMi Foundation is a non-profit organization, which supports organizations around the world to improve their software and system testing and achieve higher and sustainable levels of product quality for the systems they are developing and maintaining.

More information about TMMi can be found Here

ATIC - Moldovan Association of ICT Companies

Moldovan Association of ICT Companies (ATIC), established in 2006, is the leading association and the voice of the Moldovan ICT industry that promotes development of the ICT sector in the Republic of Moldova through viable partnerships between companies, similar organizations, government, state institutions and international organizations.

The main objectives of ATIC are to enhance the development of the ICT sector and association members capacities, enlarge the market, improve the ICT workforce capacities, boost development of startup ecosystem, protect current investments in the country and participate in the decision making and regulatory process on the national and international level.

ATIC actively contributes to the process of making Moldovan ICT sector the growth engine focused on principles of fair competition, transparency, free and open market in line with international regulations, by creating a better business, educational and social environment for the ICT players of Moldova.

ICT Cluster of Central Serbia

ICT Cluster of Central Serbia is a business association which gathers enterprises, institutions and organizations from ICT sector from the territory of Central Serbia, based in geographical center of Serbia, in the city of Kragujevac.

Cluster was established on May 21, 2013 with the goal to support and develop the information and communication technologies sector on the territory of Central Serbia. This goal will be achieved through building capacities and infrastructure of the Cluster to provide support for development of small and medium sized enterprises in ICT field with the aim to enhance their competitiveness, businesses and visibility on domestic and international markets.

Since its establishment, ICT cluster CS has managed to put itself to the map of clusters on national and international level. On the national level the Cluster has signed the Memorandum of cooperation with three the most developed ICT clusters in Serbia (ICT NET Belgrade, Vojvodina ICT Cluster – VOICT, NIS Cluster of Advanced Technologies – NI-CAT) with which has intensive cooperation on building environment for effective clusters and ICT sector development.

One of 7 founders of Serbian Cluster Association – SCAN and its cluster manager is in SCAN Managing Board. Also, member of Balkan, Black Sea and Baltic ICT Clusters Network – 3B ICT which consists of 17 full member ICT cluster organizations which covers population area of over 350 million and European Digital SME Alliance which consists of more than 20.000 ICT SMEs across the EU.

ICT Network

ICT Network (ICT Net) is a non for profit business association of start-ups, companies, individuals, BSOs, academic and research institutions devoted to the development of ICT sector in Serbia. It was established in 2010 by the merger of two former cluster initiatives, Serbian Software Cluster and Embedded.rs. Today, association counts more than 50 members.

As a unique information hub, ICT Net today provides its members with access to relevant and up-to-date information from ICT industry, thus enabling them to boost their competitiveness and grow. As an open organization, it offers its members equality of opportunities and a transparent framework for efficient fulfillment of their goals. It provides its members with a variety of opportunities helping them to build greater visibility while keeping their business operations cost and time effective. Currently, association is focused on giving its members possibility for internationalization of their business operations and active support of their innovative and enterprising initiatives and projects.

ICT Net is partner with numerous stakeholders in Serbia and region and have extensive network of strategic partnerships.

HUSTEF

HUSTEF is one of the premier conferences in Europe for practitioners in all areas related to software testing and quality. The conference was founded in 2011 by the members of the ”Hungarian Testing Board” with the aim to have an annual platform where the best from the software and IT R&D sector can exchange information about the latest developments in the industry. HUSTEF has grown to be one of the biggest software testing events in Europe, with more than 730 attendees from all over the world. As the safety of our presenters and participants is the most important for us, HUSTEF 2021 is going to be taking place online from Hungary, between 18-21 October. See you online!

Testing United

Testing United is a testing conference for all levels of testers, test leads, test managers, test consultants and IT employees that come in daily contact with testing teams.

The fourth year of the Testing United conference will be in Prague on November 11-12, 2021. The theme of the conference "2021 QA Odyssey - stepping out of the post-covid (dis) comfort zone" experienced speakers will outline the changes that the testing community faces. Each of them will show their piece of the puzzle and after 2 days of the conference you will get a complete picture of their story.

Standard and online tickets are available Here

SQA Days

The 27th International Conference on Software Quality Assurance - SQA Days will be held on May 15-16, 2020 in Moscow (Russia). Among the speakers are internationally recognized experts from the European Union, CIS countries and other countries. Also, you will meet representatives of the most successful IT companies from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

TestIstanbul

TestIstanbul is one of the first and largest international software testing conferences in South East Europe and Middle East Regions. TestIstanbul has hosted thousands of attendees and dozens of keynote speakers from all over the world, since 2010.

TestIstanbul is the event where the up-to-date edition of TSQR is launched every year. The conference is created and hosted by Turkish Testing Board and is a member of the ISTQB®Conference Network.

Turkish Testing Board is a non-profit organisation, all the proceeds from TestIstanbul Conference are donated to scholarships.

WeTest.Athens

WeTest.Athens is the first Software Testing Conference happening in Greece. Their mission is to share knowledge, tech, best practices and create a strong community of Software Testing Engineers. Their main topics are the latest trends in software testing such as Dockerization, Cypress, Mobile & Usability testing. Join a one-day event full of speeches, by international and local presenters!

WarszawQA

WarszawQA - Warsaw Quality Assurance Group, is an initiative dedicated to people associated with the area of software quality assurance: testers, software quality engineers, QA managers, but also analysts, project managers and software developers.

The aim of the project is to exchange knowledge and experience between enthusiasts in the area of software quality assurance, as well as the opportunity to talk and meet people with convergent passions. The organizers would like the Participants to set the tone of meetings to make them practical and serve the idea as a proposition to solve the problems of everyday struggles at work, making it exciting and light.

EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference

EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference 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.
You can visit EuroSTAR Here

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.

CEEOA - Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association

Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association 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!