Edin Škaljić

SpecialityInnovation and innovation ecosystem
Specialty: Innovation and innovation ecosystem Founder of the first digital fabrication laboratory in BiH 'FabLab B&H', board member of Digital Innovation Hub 'Digital Storm', economic advisory council member for Municipality Novo Sarajevo, and founder and CEO of Represent doo, and BSIP doo. Edin Škaljic as mechanical engineer was educated in Bosnia, UK and Germany. He gained his more than 20-year managerial experiences in US Army, investment banking in the field of Intellectual Property and additive manufacturing industry. He is also registered patent attorney. Edin is currently an entrepreneur with business interests in diverse areas including advanced manufacturing, innovative technology, and intellectual property rights. Since 2018, his major interest has been around creation of sustainable innovation ecosystem with Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0 technology in BiH. This has led to industry leading knowledge organization, and business networking platforms including pioneering the maker movement in BiH, Maker Faire Sarajevo, establishing teaching learning factory and deep-tech micro education, industry trainings, and consulting service to the industry. He has successfully positioned FabLab B&H as strategic partner in numerous national and EU initiatives/programs. To date, he has conducted numerous research on additive manufacturing applications in fields such as Accelerated and Rapid Prototyping, Medicine, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Energy, etc., and has disseminated research as Keynote Speaker in numerous conferences/events and Universities. His work is mainly focused on social and environmental impact of new technologies as a catalyst for innovative product design, value creation, and the sustainable use of resources, aiming at delivering added value and sustainability in the country.

FabLab BiH is innovation-driven Research and Technology (RTO) organization that develops innovative and research platforms with aim to improve research infrastructure, develop cutting-edge technologies, and accelerate innovation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H).
FabLab BiH is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental, and non-political organization.

FabLab BiH explores key transformative technologies from Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0, with focus on additive manufacturing (AM), artificial intelligence (AI), 3D Bioprinting, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technologies and fundamentals from the circular economy concepts.
Our main catalyst partnerships originate from academia and industry, enabling a leveraged impact and acceleration of social outcomes and new developments in the digital fabrication field through connections with existing, high-capacity organizations.
FabLab BiH derives mission-oriented research that advances scientific discovery and technological innovation by creating revolutionary technology platforms in BiH.
Environment for innovation is at the core of our organization, and together with intellectual property expertise, it is allowing us to catalyze our activity into prosperity.

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