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The Cadence Academic Network was launched 2007 by Cadence EMEA. The is to promote the proliferation of leading-edge technologies and methodologies at universities renowned for their engineering and design excellence. A knowledge network among selected universities, research institutes, industry advisors and Cadence was established to facilitate the sharing of technology expertise in the areas of verification, design and implementation of microelectronic systems. The Cadence Academic Network, therefore, significantly supports and improve the universities activities.

The Academic Network because an integral part of CadenceLive where universities and industry members are offered a knowledge exchange platform in order to demonstrate scientific achievements, present ideas and establish further collaborations.

The Cadence Academic Network manages a page for discussion and opportunities on LinkedIn, and information can also be found on the Cadence Academic Network webpage. On LinkedIn, the groups are moderated by the Lead Institutions of the Academic Network ensuring a constant flow of reviewed information relevant to academia.

Nordeus is a mobile games company based in Belgrade, Serbia. Their game Top Eleven - Be a Football Manager is the most successful mobile football management game with over 260 million registered users worldwide. Fuelled by their dream of making competitive games, they enable millions around the world to be champions. In June 2021, Nordeus became part of Take-Two Software Interactive family, one of the most innovative and creative group of companies in the entertainment industry. Today 190 people from all over the world work at Nordeus.

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Endava is a public technology company, with over 18 years of experience of working with some of the world’s leading Finance, Insurance, Telecommunications, Media, Technology, and Retail companies. Through the Digital Evolution, Agile Transformation and Automation solutions, Endava helps its clients be more engaging, responsive and efficient by supporting them from ideation to production.

ABB ( is the world’s leader in the field of power engineering and industrial automation, whose technology helps users from public institutions, industry, infrastructure and transportation to improve their productivity and reduce carbon footprint. ABB Group operates in around 100 countries and employs around 135,000 people.

Comtrade was founded in 1991 in Belgrade as a computer equipment retailer. Today Comtrade primarily exports knowledge to clients in America, Western Europe, Asia and Australia. The majority of over 2000 staff develops business software for world’s most successful companies. Comtrade’s strategic partners are ICT giants such as Microsoft, HP, Citrix, Oracle, F5, EMC and Nutanix, while clients include Ryanair airline, Viber communication platform, and CERN – the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

For young professionals who want to prove themselves in the ICT world, Comtrade is the right place to continue professional development upon graduation, for several reasons:

  • Over 16 companies in 12 countries on 3 continents – constant exchange of knowledge, culture and energy
  • Over 1000 software engineers, which is a huge base of up-to-date knowledge
  • Long-term partnerships with over 30 leading technological companies in the world
  • Cutting edge methodologies used in daily work - Agile, Scrum, PMI, Quality Assurance
  • Offering business software and ICT services and consulting for world’s leading companies
  • Clients from various industries: finance, power engineering, medicine, telecommunications, etc.
  • Intensive training and professional development programs
  • Almost a quarter of students who come to EDIT – Comtrade Programming Summer School join the company and its projects around the world.

Typhoon HIL Inc. is the market and technology leader in the rapidly-growing field of ultra-high-fidelity controller-Hardware-in-the-Loop (C-HIL) simulation for power electronics, microgrids, and distribution networks. We provide industry-proven, vertically integrated test solutions along with highest-quality customer support. The company was founded in 2008 and since then has been creating products distinguished by the ultimate ease of use, unrivaled performance, leading-edge technology, and affordability. We deeply believe that “less is more” when it comes to test equipment that our customers love. We stand behind our seamlessly integrated technology stack, from Typhoon HIL’s application specific processors and ultra-robust numerical solver all the way to the schematic editor and SCADA system.

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have approximately 197,000 employees and we operate in over 170 countries and regions,serving more than three billion people around the world.

Huawei’s mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will: drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks to lay the foundation for the intelligent world; provide the ultimate computing power to deliver ubiquitous cloud and intelligence; build powerful digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, offering consumers more personalized and intelligent experiences across all scenarios, including home, travel, office, entertainment, and fitness & health.

Huawei itself focuses on ICT infrastructure and smart devices. Through open collaboration and innovation, we help promote and protect unified global standards,establish industry and ecosystem alliances, support global open source projects, and drive breakthroughs in key technologies. We need to pool, create, and share resources across the entire industry. Together with industry partners worldwide, we are building an open, global ecosystem that will help the ICT sector to develop more sustainably.

ELSYS Eastern Europe is one of the leading European companies in the area of complex integrated circuit and electronic system development. Its engineers are experts in various fields necessary for development of digital, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and its portfolio includes system solution and embedded system development. Clients are based in the US, France, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, Japan, etc. ElSYS belongs to the international ADVANS group, which specializes in developing complex projects in the area of application software, electronic system and mechanics. There are two development centers, in Belgrade and Novi Sad.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that stands for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company active around the globe, is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, to transform the everyday for billions of people.

For 134 years now Siemens has been a leader in Serbia in all segments of its business and in that period of time in partnership with local business has realized many successful projects that have value for customers, users and the society in general.

HDL Design House is complete SoC Design and Verification company. The company delivers leading-edge digital, analog, and back-end design and verification services and products in numerous areas of SoC, such as complex FPGA designs. The company also develops IP cores, developed and verified using Cadence tools and flow, and component (VITAL) models for major SoC product developers. Founded in 2001 and currently employing 250 engineers working in several design centers, located in Serbia and Greece. HDL Design House’s mission is to deliver high quality products and services, with flexible licensing models, competitive pricing and responsible technical support.

The company was awarded ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 certifications in December 2006 and has achieved certifications from Direct Assessment Services (DAS).

HDL DH joined the ARM® Approved Design Partner program, through which leading SoC design houses are recognized by ARM as accredited partners in specific technologies and activities.

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Elnos Group is an international power engineering concern with a domestic address and more than a 75-year tradition.

The highly professional implementation of the most demanding projects of modernization, reconstruction and construction of power facilities up to 400 kV has positioned this company among the leaders in the field of power engineering.

Elnos Group confirms the famous thesis that business knows no borders and serves as an example of extremely successful business in the markets of the region and Europe.

The group operates in fifteen countries of southeastern, central and northern Europe and employs more than 600 workers.

Today, its project and operational teams build the most complex technological power infrastructures, and the company is an active and desirable partner on the European knowledge and technology market.

Elnos Group is strongly focused on shaping the renewable energy future and has so far participated in the construction of more than 500 megawatts of installed capacity in the RES area.

Quectel is a global IoT solutions provider: we exist to connect devices and people to networks and services, powering digital innovation and helping to build a smarter world.

We offer a broad portfolio of IoT modules (cellular, GNSS, WiFi/BT), embedded and external antennas and connectivity services.

The company employs over 4,000 people, with offices in over 50 countries, and more than 90 global distributors as well as 8 global R&D centers. Quectel has more than 7,000 customers worldwide, and an annual turnover in excess of $US 2 billion.

Quectel R&D Center Belgrade is opened in 2020, containing the unique state of art equipment in the region. We are located over three floors in the Danube Business Center in New Belgrade, assembling now a diverse team of 90 talented people (70 engineers) and growing on a weekly level. We accommodate teams for software development, validation, project management, field application engineering (FAE) as well as administration and support. Within our software development team, we have divisions covering RTOS, embedded Linux and embedded Android development.

These translate through to our R&D efforts which in addition to Belgrade include facilities in Canada, Malaysia and China.

Tenstorrent is a next generation company that builds computers for Artificial Intelligence (AI):

  • chips – parallel dataflow machine learning processors and RISC-V CPUs,
  • software development kit (SDK) – compilers and other systems software tools, and
  • systems – from single-chip PCI-E boards to multi-rack computers with hundreds of chips. 

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in Belgrade, Texas, Silicon Valley, and India, Tenstorrent brings together experts in the fields of computer architecture, ASIC design, advanced systems, software engineering, compilers, and machine learning. 

Tenstorrent was founded in 2016 by Ljubiša Bajić, Ivan Hamer and Miloš Trajković. The Belgrade office opened in December 2021 to attract Serbia’s world-class engineering talent. After a year, the Belgrade office has 26 people and 4 teams that are developing critical parts of our chips, software, and systems. 

More about the company, our technology, products, and open positions can be found at:

Joint stock company Elektromreža Srbije (EMS AD) is the national transmission system operator which provides secure and reliable power transmission across the entire territory of the Republic of Serbia. Under the competencies of the company are more than ten thousand kilometers of high-voltage power lines, including 40 power facilities, that are regularly maintained and improved. EMS AD is responsible for efficient operation of the transmission system that is interconnected with the power systems of other countries, as well as for ensuring the functioning and development of the Serbian electricity market and its integration in the regional and European electricity market. Our company is a complex system which employs more than 1300 people who work in different organizational units located all over the country. They all work day in day out to make sure that the Serbian power system operates in a smooth way.

Silver partners

Enel is an engineering company operating in the field of industrial automation. Enel’s services of designing, producing and programming automation control systems is used by a number of machine producers as well as companies from a number of sectors of industry with their own production. In addition, Enel has developed a line of high-performance flexo printing machines named Vallis ( As a constantly growing company, Enel pays special attention to technological development of products and services, offering young automation engineers ideal conditions for professional development and work with cutting-edge technologies currently used in industrial automation.

Roaming Networks is one of the leading system integration companies in the ICT field in Serbia and the Balkan region. We provide professional consulting, design, implementation, integration and maintenance services in the fields of radio and microwave access networks, passive optical networks, transport and access systems, IT infrastructure and data centres, security solutions and packet networks and infrastructure. In recent years we have built a strong presence in the markets of Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria and Germany. Roaming Networks employs more than 400 skilled professionals. We have partnership with 15 global firms. By steadily developing and growing we strive to expand into new markets in Europe, USA and the Middle East.


SYRMIA is an embedded development software house focused on system software in different fields, from low level system libraries, tools and compilers, emulators, optimized frameworks for machine learning, GPU software, up to variety of software blocks used in automotive and consumer markets. Our expertise lies in C, C++, and Python, and we actively contribute to Open source community. The company has grown to a workforce of over 150 highly skilled engineers with diverse background and comprehensive experience, with customers varying from small startups to Silicon Valley giants.

At Schneider, we believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right. We empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment.

We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.

Based in Serbia, Schneider Electric Development Center is a unique research and development company for Smart GRID solutions. A part of the Schneider Electric company since 2019, it gathers over 1000 experts in power and computer engineering and has a long-term collaboration with universities, power utilities, manufacturers and IT integrators worldwide.

The creative and well-trained Energize team of electrical engineers is dedicated to providing cutting-edge top-quality solutions in the area of solar power plans, solar and hybrid storage systems, solar LED lighting, systems for electric car chargers, systems of efficient industrial heating, systems for industrial production protection, systems for energy management (Industry 4.0 standard), industrial engineering, data centers, supplying of base stations, charging of plants for production, transport, and distribution of electric energy., energy storage systems, and other energy-sopecific fields. Our knowledge in the field of renewable energy sources, power engineering and supply systems, as well as experience in complex system design and implementation, has been recognized by the network of our partners who run business in the territory of Southeast Europe. 



Through our diverse product range, Metalfer Group points a commitment to creating comprehensive solutions. We aim to satisfy the unique needs of each client with precision and professionalism, empowering their visions across disparate industries. Ultimately, Metalfer Group aspires to be a shining exponent of a responsible industry. From steel rebar to wire rods and stone aggregates, our products are much more than materials. They are solutions that fuel the visions and projects of our clients in various sectors. Our values and purposes, centered around producing high-quality products, respecting the environment, supporting the community, and continuous learning, are reflected in each of our products.

OPAL-RT is the world leader in the development of PC/FPGA-based real-time simulators, Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing equipment and Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) systems to design, test and optimize control and protection systems used in power grids, power electronics, motor drives, automotive, trains, aircraft and various industries, as well as R&D centers and universities.

STRABAG, with approximately 79,000 employees across 700 global locations, is committed to progress. Our projects showcase uniqueness and individual strengths, mirroring the diverse talents within our team. From building construction to civil engineering, we anticipate and strive to become the most innovative and sustainable construction technology group in Europe. Equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental to our identity. In IT, we serve thousands of international users, spanning the entire IT spectrum, including software development, IT infrastructure & security, IT purchasing, product management, and support. With 500 dedicated IT professionals, we ensure optimal support for STRABAG Group units, covering everything from classic IT operations to managing our own data centers and internal service desk.

Big partners ETF

Microsoft Development Center Serbia - MDCS, opened in 2005, is the fourth largest Microsoft development center in the world. Its team is made up of over 200 young people, top notch experts in the field of computer science and applied mathematics. MDSC was created with the aim of taking part in developing new Microsoft technologies by recruiting talents from Serbia and the region. is a leading vertical search engine and the leader in developing Big Data technologies in car, real estate and travel markets, with over 30 million users per month. The company develops products for "Fortune 500" companies, and some of its clients are AOL, Yahoo, CarFax, HomeCircle, etc. Vast’s headquarters are in Austin, Texas, while its development centers are in Belgrade and Kiev. Belgrade office hires 140 people.

RT-RK d.o.o., founded in 1991 in Novi Sad, offers software development services and software solutions in the area of computer-based systems, focusing on multimedia, communication and software for car industry. Based in Novi Sad, with branches in Belgrade, Banja Luka and Osijek, RT-RK hires over 800 information technology professionals. It is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia as an institute for research and technology, which confirms the company’s research potential.

SpiceFactory is an agency specialized for cutting-edge digital products whose clients are traditional companies from various industries – automotive, telecommunications, IoT, BigData. The company also offers SaaS products: Concept – tool for prototyping and user testing of application interface, Sava – event management platform with chat bot as an interaction mode, and Cognito – chat bot platform for financial and insurance institutions.

For over 48 years AMD has made innovation in the area of high performance computing, graphic and visualization technologies – building blocks of data centers, gaming and embedded platforms. Hundreds of millions of users of the leading “Fortune 500” companies and top research institutions around the world rely on AMD technologies in order to improve their business, life and entertainment. AMD staff around the world are focused on creating fantastic products and pushing the boundaries of what is possible.


Ubisoft Belgrade is one of numerous Ubisoft studios across the world that work on development of AAA video games. In this studio we currently work on development of both PC and console versions of three big titles – Ghost Recon, Steep and The Crew. As our team is consisted of young, enthusiastic people hungry for knowledge, we constantly try to grow and broaden our expertise with the goal of bring even more interesting projects and mandates to Belgrade.

NDC company is present for 30 years in the Serbian market in designing, engineering and consulting in the field of electrical engineering. Company is engaged in leading actual projects in Serbia such as the construction of a new block at the thermal power plant Kostolac B and many others that are essential for Serbia. Company accomplishes his multi-year cooperation with the largest companies in the field of electrical engineering, such as Electric power industry of Serbia, Oil industry, ABB, Siemens, CMEC and many others.

Vetroelektrane Balkana (WEBG) is the project company that owns the Cibuk 1 wind farm, the largest wind farm in Serbia with a capacity of 158 megawatt. Covering an area of 37 square kilometers, Cibuk 1 is situated around 50 kilometers outside Belgrade. Comprising 57 wind turbines, the project is expected to provide electricity to 113,000 homes and displace more than 370,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

“Mikro Princ” d.o.o. was founded in 1992, and since 1999 it has been engaged in import and distribution, wholesale and retail of electronic componenets, measuring and soldering equipment and tools. The company also allows for specific orders according to customers’ wishes, makes recommendations for the use and maintenence of products.

Zühlke is a Swiss company focused on creating innovative products for our clients with whom we collaborate closely on creating the best solution. As a solution partner with over 10,000 projects in our portfolio, we have specialized in Product Development, Digital Transformation, IoT, Business Innovation, Data Analytics, Product Engineering, Enterprise Collaboration, Smart Home, Product Innovation, Application Outsourcing, Software Solutions, as well as Augmented and Virtual Reality.

Brose develops and produces mechatronic systems for vehicle doors, tailgate and seat doors, as well as electric motors, electronics and drive systems. The Brose Group employs about 25,000 people at 65 locations in 24 countries generating an annual turnover of 6.2 billion euros. Worldwide, every second a newly produced vehicle is equipped with at least one Brose product. The list of customers of Brose includes about 80 car brands, over 40 automotive suppliers and 50 manufacturers of electric bicycles.

Ingram Micro is a leading worldwide distributor of IT solutions, having operations in more then 150 countries worldwide, cooperate with more then 200k partners and have contracts with more then 1.700 vendors like Cisco, Microsoft, HP, Vmware, IBM, DellEMC, Checkpoint etc.

HomeStory is an all remote company with primary locations in Belgrade and Austin. HomeStory brings together the ecosystem of brokers, real estate agents, financial institutions and HomeStory rewards program into a unique whole. By building Big Data applications, offering support and direct communication with clients, partners and brokers, HomeStory is becoming a leader in the real estate market in the US.

TX Services is the product, design, and engineering center with more than 200 employees in Belgrade. We are part of the TX Group. Besides being one of the largest media groups in Switzerland we are also the leading digital hub. We stand for interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation, and dynamic development and we’re about investing in you long-term. We are TX.

SBB is a Serbian TV, cable internet, and digital landline telephone operator. The company was founded in 2002 in Kragujevac and today has over 2,000 employees dedicated to providing the best user experience, innovative technlogies, and top-notch services with over 3 million users in 32 cities across Serbia. SBB is the pioneer in market innovation, which has permanently changed telecommunication services. The complany is a part of the United Group, which operates in eight countries of Southeast Europe.  

Bitgear is a leading Serbian high-technology RnD and product development company located in Belgrade, established 2007. We are specialists in sensor technology and applications of IoT in industry digitalization. Technologies we work with on a daily basis span from Electronics and Embedded design, Motion recognition with MEMS, Optical sensing, Digital Signal and Image Processing, through Internet-Of-Things platforms, to mobile and web service applications and solutions. Bitgear’s culture is: MAKERS culture! If you are a maker, driven by creating new electronics devices and IoT systems: you will be able to immediately see the results and impact of your work on real world applications. We do not outsource or hire people for specific projects. We have our own lines of products (, and working at Bitgear is a best of two worlds: “product” approach and processes, and “services” dynamics and variety of projects.

Sky Express is engaged in the implementation of advanced cyber security software solutions and information security services in the markets of Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Northern Macedonia. The company is a regional leader in the field of IT security. Sky Express is a strategic partner of the Swiss fund Evolution Equity Partners, thanks to which it has a unique opportunity to do business directly with the world's leading providers of cyber security solutions such as VMware, Onapsis, LogPoint, Security Scorecard, Airlock, Sumo Logic and others.

IT Labs was founded year 2005 in Los Angeles, CA. It was created with a sole purpose to produce the most high-performing, purpose and process-driven software development teams. Since day one we enabled our clients to compete with innovation and efficient development by providing them with turn-key teams. Today we count about 700 team members across multiple continents, supporting clients in most time zones.

Brid.TV (Brid Video d.o.o.) is an IT company from Belgrade that built and developed a platform for the distribution and monetization of online video content. The company currently has more than 30 employees across offices in Serbia, Hungary, and the USA. The Brid.TV platform was fully developed by local programmers and had been doing business in international markets since 2018. The Brid.TV platform is most used by publishers from the USA, Germany, Italy, Israel, and the Balkans.

Global Substation Solutions is a modern company that provides a wide range of engineering services in the field of design, consulting, power system studies, testing and configuration of protection and control systems. Our power systems team consists of top experts with great experience in the mentioned fields, competent to give a significant contribution to power systems development.

Global Substation Solutions is a modern company that provides a wide range of engineering services in the field of design, consulting, power system studies, testing and configuration of protection and control systems. Our power systems team consists of top experts with great experience in the mentioned fields, competent to give a significant contribution to power systems development.

Veriest is an international design house providing ASIC/IP/FPGA design and verification services. Headquartered in Israel and R&D centers in UK, Hungary, and Serbia, our engineers provide customers with superior solutions that include architecture design, design implementation for digital and mixed-signal designs, system modelling, functional and formal verification, embedded software.
BGI Group is a global leading life science organization founded in 1999, with over 10,000 employees in more than 100 countries and regions across the globe. BGI values are deciphering the secrets of life, boosting the growth of the life sciences industry, and working for the betterment of humankind. BGI Group’s businesses cover many different areas. The non-profit subsidiaries include BGI-Research for research and scientific inquiry; BGI-College for training scientists; Gigascience – a scientific publication journal. Two primary commercial arms of BGI Group are BGI-Genomics which provides genomic testing and research services to healthcare providers and research organizations, and MGI which manufactures scientific equipment including sequencers and laboratory automation systems.
The Institute for Standardization of Serbia (ISS) is the only national standardization body in the Republic of Serbia. The activities of the ISS include the adoption of Serbian standards and related documents and other tasks related to standardization. The first of them was the Yugoslav National Committee for Normalization, formed way back in 1934 in the then Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Today, ISS is a public non-profit institution, which represents our country in international and European organizations for standardization
Go2power consulting specializes in power system consulting. We are focused on the development of generation master plans for power systems, safe integration of RES, dispatch optimization, grid compliance studies and cost-benefit analysis for new infrastructure projects. Our skill set is continuously reshaped and perfected through practical experience and discussions with our business partners.
Yandex is a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. Since 1997, we have delivered world-class, locally relevant search and information services. Additionally, we have developed market-leading on-demand transportation services, navigation products, and other mobile applications for millions of consumers across the globe. Yandex is also actively developing Open Source projects, such as CatBoost, DivKit, YDB, userver, YaLM. The company has over 30 offices worldwide.
Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We value, respect, and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.
NLB Komercijalna Banka represents a world of real opportunities - for our employees and clients alike. Focused on digital transformation, we respond to client needs and introduce innovative products. Future-oriented, we develop our employees and future generations through dynamic projects and inspiring environment. This is our key to long-term success.
EPAM is a global leader in providing software services. The company was founded in 1993, operates in 55 countries with 53,000+ employees. It has been in Serbia since 2021, where currently 750 experts in the field of software engineering, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics and others, are working on innovative solutions for well-known global brands.

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