Events Calendar

Find what, when and where happens! If you live in Timisoara or visit the city, you'll have frequent opportunities to get in contact with its vibrant IT&C community life by attending one or other of the events scheduled around.

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Banat IT Map

Locate, find out on the spot info on IT&C companies. Navigate from one to another or zoom in and out to find where support organizations for ITC companies are positioned. Everything on a specialized Banat IT Map.

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Tech Communities

Informations and analysis regarding Timisoara's tech ecosystem and individual communities. Learn more about specialized technology knowledge circulated freely and shared within the numerous specialized tech communities.

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Get A Life! :)

Sport, nature protection, culture, art, traditions, cuisine, health, helping-others or combinations of them, are domains where many people from Banat meet, cooperate and work together to change things, mentalities and souls.

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Timisoara’s Doing Startup Diplomacy

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Due to a major event timing superposition, affecing local diplomats’ agenda, we are postponing our event. The new date for our Startup Diplomacy is Tuesday, July 12, 7 PM. Thanks for your understanding. We’ll get in touch with you to reconfirm the availability of all those already register!

Banat IT and Timişoara Startup Hub have found in the French Cultural Institute Timisoara a great supporter of the idea that, in addition to the existing major economic actors in any given geography, the emerging entrepreneurial ventures can play a significant role for their city’s current and future international business positioning.

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We have jointly developed the concept of Startup Diplomacy, an event scheduled July 7th, at 7PM, aiming to promote Timisoara-based technology startups through the intermediation of the diplomats residing in our city. Read more

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Summing Up HackTM 2016

The Banat IT flagship event, HackTM 2016, took place May 20-22, conveying more than 420 participants in the welcoming premises of the University Restaurant belonging to Timișoara Politehnica University. The energy, enthusiasm and tech creativity accumulated on the event venue, originating from Romanian, Italian, German, Slovakian, Serbian, Moldovan programmers and designers, transformed over the weekend in a surprisingly diverse set of projects.

The specialized track juries had a difficult task in selecting the best projects, mainly because their large number and secondly, because almost all of them were thought provoking and eye appealing.

The winner of HackTM2016 is an Android anti-spyware app called Scandroid,  that checks whether the applications installed on user’s phone is sending information to third parties without your consent.

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The winning team: Adrian Cuzman, Mihai Simioana , Radu Clesiu and Eduard Bóka

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HackTM Thrives In Expanding Ecosystem

HackTM, the flagship event of Banat IT Association and Timișoara Startup Hub, advanced to its 3rd edition. The biggest hackthon in South Eastern Europe will take place in Timișoara in the weekend of May 20-22.

hacktm2016Definitely a wide community event, HackTM grew in size, in complexity and, for sure, in quality. We are looking forward to welcome 512 participants (from 6-7 countries), to develop their ideas over a 50 hours programming maraton, within the 8 track competition covering Education, eHealth, Fintech, GameDev, IoT, Robots, Smart City, and Other. Read more

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Timișoara High-school Kids in Tech Companies

afiOne week a year the school can be different for all the students in the Romanian pre-university education, including for ”kids in tech”, the teenagers enrolled in the relatively numerous ”mate-info” classes. Within ”Săptămâna Școala Altfel”, April 18-22, Banat IT Association and Timișoara Startup Hub, with the involvement of 12 small and medium enterprises have build a special opportunity for kids studying in the Mathematics-Informatics specialization in 5 of the best Timișoara high-schools (Colegiul Național ”Ana Aslan”, Colegiul Național Bănățean, Colegiul Național ”CD Loga”, Liceul de Informatică ”Grigore Moisil”, Liceul Pedagogic ”Carmen Sylva”) to discover the startup and SME segment of the local IT industry. The project, named Timișoara Startup Kids on Tech Trails, will assure to participating students an early exposure to the activities of companies like 123ContactForm3Pillar Global, Audionow Digital, Avaelgo, BitdefenderCloudbase Solutions, Digital Geek, [e-spres-oh], Movidius, Ness TechnologiesOPSWATSafefleet TelematicsSymme3D Manufacturing, or UnifiedPost. Read more

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Expand Your Team With A Foreign Intern

Tuesday, March 5th, starting with 5 PM, AIESEC Timişoara, Banat IT and Timișoara Startup Hub invites local entrepreneurs and CxO level staff from local tech companies in the meeting room of the Startup Hub, in City Business Centre, E Building, Mezzanine, to “Youth-Up! With An International Professional”. 


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The event is dedicated to showcasing the potential benefits local startups and SMEs active in the tech field can grasp by partnering with Global Talent and Global Entrepreneur, two international internship programs, developed and implemented on a global scale by AIESEC, the well known student organization.
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Online Marketing Training in Timișoara Startup Hub

In the IT world we are always sure that we can build and deploy almost any service or product. Slowly but surely we are also understanding that these products and services, no matter how impressive they are from the technological point of view, for a commercially successful life-cycle, they need a significant contribution of complementary competences. Design, UI/UX, marketing are only a few of these competences.

In April you are invited to dive in the world of Digital Marketing with the experts of The Pharmacy, a well reputed Brasov-based agency.
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The Pharmacy has started in 2012 Laboratorul de Online, a series of courses that reached now the 27th edition, helping over 300 companies to develop their online strategy. On 9th and 10th of April, their trainers are coming to Timisoara, benefiting of the Startup Hub logistic partnership, with a different concept of Online Marketing workshop. Read more

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Keeping up with the fast pacing business environment

The 6th edition of Business Days Timisoara – 6-7th of April 2016

It’s that time of the year again when managers and entrepreneurs meet at the biggest business event in the region.

Important issues with regard to the global challenges that technology brings and how it will change us, the enterprises, the industries and the society will be discussed.  Such important issues will be put into discussion by experienced professionals well known for their visions and performances.

In preparation of the event, Business Days has conducted a research within a pool of 250 entrepreneurs, top managers, managers and professionals (experts) selected in three well developed counties from a economic standpoint, in the Western part of Romania ( Timiș, Arad and Bihor) which indicated that the top 3 industries where the region can perform are agriculture, software development and IT&C. Also, the researchers questioned participants about the main success business factors in the Western region of Romania. In descending order of the recorded votes, the factors that determine success in business have been: the team, innovation, the business plan, the business idea, networking, technology comprehension and use, the taxation system and taxation, access to easy financing, the starting capital, the intensity of the competition within the market, authorities’ support and “the old, good luck”. One may argue that technology comprehension and use deserves more credit because of the innovation drive it brings. Furthermore, whatever the industry a firm competes in, the technology comprehension and use is not only a competitive necessity but it might even be a source of competitive advantage.

The program of the event is built around this idea, part of the plenary sessions, workshops and debates focusing about digital transformation of the industries, the online business environments, online marketing, besides more general business topics. Banat IT is actively involving in the promotion of the event and in shaping its content, by encouraging IT companies in the region to be present, to engage with the participating officials and representatives of local and visiting companies, to expose the issues they are perceiving in the regional economy and the solutions they imagine, to network and to start/continue building partnerships.

Further details regarding the event program can be found here.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet interesting people and to learn how to keep up with the fast pacing environment.

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EU Funded Industrial PhD Internships in Timișoara

As a partner within the HiPEAC consortium, the Dublin/Timișoara/San Mateo-located Movidius is aiming to welcome a number of up to 20 PhD students in their Industrial PhD Internships positions in 2016.

HiPEAC program enables European companies to have access to highly skilled and exceptionally motivated research talent. Doctoral students in European universities, trained to conduct applied research, have proven themselves to be an invaluable resource for R&D projects in program member companies, particularly in SMEs.

PhD Students can apply until April 8 for a PhD Internship that offers unique opportunities to experience the industrial research environment and to work on R&D projects solving real problems. To date, the internship programme has resulted in several joint paper publications, patent applications and many students have been hired by the host companies after completion of their PhDs.

The internships will cover a 3-month period and will ensure for each student a payment of EUR 5000 plus coverage of travel expenses to an extent of maximum EUR 500.

To be eligible to apply for the HiPEAC Industrial PhD Internship Programme the interested persons must be currently studying for a PhD at a European HiPEAC network comprising more than 100 universities in about 40 countries. Four Romanian universities are already enrolled in HiPEAC: Gheorghe Asachi Technical University Iași, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, University of Sibiu. New universities can join HiPEAC in a straightforward way starting from here.

The full list with the 20 internships announced by Movidius can be found here.

Good luck and see you in Timișoara!

 

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Innovation Labs challenges you!

All that short duration tech entrepreneurship events you are used to participate are nice, but what about one that will offer you the major differentiation of having a 10 weeks follow-up aiming to help you transform an innovative idea in an elaborated and ready to be pitched tech product/service through interaction with mentors and peers?

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Tech Lounge and Banat IT Associations are launching the Timişoara implementation of Innovation Labs 2016 by organizing a 27 hours hackathon, scheduled for this weekend, March 12-13 and hosted by Timișoara Startup Hub.

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Banat IT Brings Innovation Labs to Timișoara

Solidity of a region’s IT industry is a complex feature defined by various components like the existing multinational and local companies, support organizations, informal specialized communities, the events unrolling in respective geography, the instruments used for creation of new specialists and the propensity for innovation. Some of the predictors for the evolution of the industry on medium and long term are influenced by the global economic landscape, local demographics and attractiveness for professionals, flexibility and adaptability of the local academic players. Additionally, the dynamics of the industry and its visibility are greatly influenced by the new ventures that are starting-up locally or are choosing the region as launchpad.

Success stories like Movidius, Realmedia/imobiliare.ro, 123contactform, Freshome are necessary in order to define the vitality of the industry, but they should be prepared by a continuous process of new startups generation.

Here comes Banat IT’s association with the Innovation Labs project. Started in 2013 by the Bucharest-based Tech Lounge Association, Innovation Labs project is a learning path that consists of courses and seminars that sustain young future entrepreneurs’ drive in creating a product up to fruition. Teams of students formulate a vision and explore cutting edge technologies, build prototypes, ponder product life-cycles and branding, devise business strategies, and pitch investors for their launch, under technical and business mentors’ accompaniment all the way, cultivating the so praised and valuable product management skills and generating an as advanced as possible prototype.

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This year’s Innovation Labs program is implemented in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu and Timişoara by TechLounge with the support offered by Orange, Carrefour and The Romanian-American Foundation.

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