Connecting Science and Business at IUS: DeepGreenInno Symposium and Industry Visit Promote Sustainable Innovations

Connecting Science and Business

On Wednesday, May 22, 2024, the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) was the proud host of the DeepGreenInno Symposium for GBE students titled "BioNano Innovations for Cancer Therapy with Small Molecules and Engineered Nanoparticles." The symposium, organized by Dr. Altijana Hromić-Jahjefendić under the umbrella of the DeepGreenInno project, brought together distinguished experts from the Institute of Science and Chemical Technology Giulio Natta (SCITEC CNR) in Milan, Italy. Esteemed researchers Dr. Laura Polito, Dr. Daniela Arosio, and Dr. Raffaella Soave presented their groundbreaking work to the GBE students, offering valuable insights into the latest advancements in cancer therapy using bionano technologies.

Following the symposium, a productive industry visit was organized. Students from the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (FENS) and the Faculty of Business and Administration (FBA) had the opportunity to visit Greens Social Enterprises as part of the DeepGreenInno study visits. During this visit, students learned about the sustainable production processes of premium quality organic herbs, spices, micro-vegetables, and edible flowers. They also gained insights into a successful business model that harmonizes sustainability, profitability, and inclusiveness.

Greens, founded in 2018, addresses the modern need for healthy nutrition while focusing on the economic empowerment of people with disabilities. As the first company in Bosnia and Herzegovina to produce micro-vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers, Greens operates with the support of the non-governmental organization ProReha. ProReha is dedicated to work rehabilitation, education, training, and employment of people with disabilities and other hard-to-employ categories. The organization champions the production and use of organic food and develops training and employment models for people with disabilities.

These events underscore the DeepGreenInno project's ongoing commitment to connecting science and business while engaging diverse stakeholders.