SEE MIKTAInnovation & Entrepreneurship

The National Alliance for Local Economic Development, NALED, and the Embassies of the countries of the MIKTA Platform – Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia – organised a seminar under the title “SEE MIKTA – Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, with the aim of sharing the world’s best experiences and practises in the development of start-up firms.

The seminar was formally opened by Turkish Ambassador to Serbia H.E. Tanju Bilgiç, while guests were also addressed by Mexican Ambassador to Serbia H.E. Marco Antonio García Blanco, who spoke about Mexico’s experiences of creating a favourable business environment and an entrepreneurial society. The director of Start-up Alliance Korea, Lim Jung Vok, emphasised the importance of developing entrepreneurial culture, incentivising regulations, involving experienced entrepreneurs as mentors, as well as the necessity for the state to launch a programme of financial support to start-up firms at an early stage.

Attendees were also addressed by Felix Petersen, director of Samsung NEXT, which represents a new source of financing as a major corporation, and NALED Executive Chairman Dejan Đokić, who emphasised that initiatives like tax exemptions in the first year of operations, reform of the lump sum taxation system, as well as the creation of registers of non-tax levies and procedures, will be the first steps in creating a favourable business environment for start-ups and helping to encourage innovation and creativity among young people in Serbia.