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Serbia to trumpet software skills at GITEX

Eastern European nation aims to establish itself as a software development hub

Serbia to trumpet software skills at GITEX
Markovic: Technology companies that Invest in Serbia will reap the rewards.

Serbia intends to highlight its emergence as a software development hub at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK. Serbian freelancers are ranked 12th globally and fifth in Europe by generated income on the largest online freelance job exchange: Elance.com. Microsoft opened its fourth development centre (MDCS) globally in Serbia back in 2005. Starting off with 45 top talents in mathematics and software development, Microsoft now employs 130 people.

“Serbian programmers have helped to develop handwriting recognition technology for seven languages and image analysis for improving online searches,” says Slobodan Markovic, ICT Advisor, Serbia Investment and Export Promotion Agency.

A diverse range of companies will be represented at the Serbian country pavilion. Nordeus, for example, is a well known European game developer, responsible for the online sports game, Top Eleven. Telvent DMS is a company focused on research, development and software engineering in electrical power systems, distribution management systems (DMS) and energy management systems. Bit Projekt is the developer of ICmyNet network monitoring & traffic analysis and Heliant healthcare products. PSTech provides network lifecycle management, banking CRM and pharmaceutical CRM solutions.

HDL Design House will present its FlexIP core Library,  a portfolio of digital and analogue IP cores for SoC designs. DunavNET will showcase mobile applications and solutions. “An outstanding pool of intellectual capital, attractive labor costs, excellent skills, high fluency in English, one of Europe’s lowest corporate tax rates, tax holidays and tax credits for investing in R&D, as well as state grants of up to Eur 10,000 for each new job created are just some of the advantages that persuade international companies to expand their businesses to Serbia,” says Markovic.

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