Supporting Organizations

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

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.

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 165 members, representing more than 60% of the market – 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.

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

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.

ICT Association of Slovenia

The ICT association of Slovenia (ZIT) is one of the industry associations, part of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia. It represents the ICT industry of Slovenia within the country of Slovenia as well as abroad and is the main stakeholder in the field of digitalization in Slovenia. The activities of ICT association are focused to 4 main areas:
• Promotion and support of digitalization and ICT Association members in Slovenia;
• Codevelopment of digitalization Ecosystem in Slovenia, partnering with key ministries and other stakeholders in Slovenia and abroad;
• Initiatives and working groups for improving the business environment of ICT industry and supporting its export activities;
• Other direct services for members like education, conferences, information on tenders and opportunities etc.

ICT Association of Slovenia is leading also the digitalization cluster of Smart Society Specialization Strategy called the ICT Innovation network, being also a part of Smart Cities partnership. We are also a member of DigitalEurope and Slovenian Digital Coalition. Together with strategic partners, we have founded the Digital Innovation Hub Slovenia and the initiative AI for Slovenia.

What of the important activities of the association is supporting ICT members for its internationalization and export activities. For that purpose, we have a section called Zitex.

BIT Alliance

BIT Alliance is an association of the largest IT companies in B&H which have been united since 2014 under BIT Alliance, the head organization of the IT industry in B&H. Each day, we are lead by a single-minded goal – to develop more opportunities in the IT industry market, by dealing with numerous obstacles that are slowing down its growth.

In order to develop a positive business environment for further growth of the B&H IT industry, BIT Alliance continuously works on resolving the two biggest issues that IT companies are experiencing every day – the lack of highly skilled employees and poorly developed IT industry infrastructure, accompanied by lack of development incentives.

AITA

The Albanian ICT Association (AITA) was established in 2007 as an initiative of Albanian enterprises working in the IT domain. It is the voice of the Albanian information and communications technologies (ICT) sector as well as a prominent advocate for the expansion of Albania's innovative capacity and for stronger productivity across all sectors through the strategic use of technology. Membership is available open to all companies and organizations in Albania that are involved in ICT. AITA has over 35 members representing hardware, software and ICT service companies, NGO-s and academic institutions. We are committed to helping our members achieve greater success through advocacy, public policy, education, networking, professional development, events and business development opportunities in domestic and foreign markets.

AITA is focused on generating projects and implementing activities that have direct impact on the members and on the wider IT community in Albania, aiming also at a sustai¬nable growth and development of the association itself.

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

Hungarian Software Testing Forum (HUSTEF)

HUSTEF is one of Europe’s premier Software Testing & Quality conferences with 730+ attendees from 30+ countries preserving its very friendly and familiar atmosphere. This year we are coming back as a LIVE event on 4-6 October! For more information, please visit the website: www.hustef.hu

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.

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.