Andjela PEPIC

Chair (2018-2019), Member of MC, Member of WG1

Description of job and tasks involved

Managing and organising the work of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer Centre at the University of Banja Luka; coordinating research projects in entrepreneurship; monitoring and supporting development of entrepreneurship and innovations at the University; supporting the process of IPR protection and spin-off creation; organising and coordinating promotion of technology and knowledge transfer activities; supports the University and its Faculties in project management cycle (from idea to application to implementation); etc.

Experience in European research projects

Framework Programme 6 and Framework Programme 7.



University of Banja Luka is a public higher education and research institution with more than 20.000 students enrolled in different studies. The main role of the University is education and training, as well as research and development, including transfer of technologies. The equipment and facilities are located at the respective faculties, where some units possess well-equipped laboratories but also there is a permanent need of further development. University of Banja Luka is involved in many projects and programmes financed by local or international institutions (FP6/FP7/Horizon 2020, TEMPUS/ERASMUS+ programme, IPA and many other). The Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer Centre is University level coordinating unit for building capacity of UNI BL for cooperation with society and industry. It also serves as research administration and support office. The Centre's main focus is on entrepreneurship support, technology transfer, project management and connecting academia with society. The Centre facilitates cooperation and works on building capacity of researchers and University, for cooperation with industry and society, through joint research projects and knowledge and technology transfer endeavours.


Education/Professional Career


BSc in Economics, University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Economics
2009-2011:MA in Management, University of Sarajevo, School of Business and Economics
2006-2013:Regional Research Promotion Programme Coordinator in B&H (2008-2013) / Senior Projects and Programmes Officer (2008 – 2011) / Administrative and Research Assistant (2006-2008) at Human Rights Centre of the University of Sarajevo
2014-2016:Project Manager at University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Political Sciences, Institute for Social Research
2016-2017: Project Manager at the Rectorate - University Entrepreneurship Centre, University of Banja Luka
since 2017:present Head of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer Centre, University of Banja Luka