Economics Students receive innovation award

A team of students from the faculty of economics, University of Sarajevo placed 2nd at the IEEE/YEP Innovation Hackathon held in Sarajevo from December 1st to 4th with their innovation named "PinTrip". The students and their mentor received a 750 BAM award and official certficates thanks to the "Bosnia & Herzegovina Futures Foundation". The foundation was an official partner of the IEEE Student & Young Professionals Congress. The awards were presented by the founder and chair of the foundation Prof. dr. Edhem (Eddie) Custovic. The foundation, along with partners IEEE and the Youth Employment Project will now commence with directly assisting the team in commercialising their innovation and creating a start-up.  

The team was made up of Adi Kadic, Boris Ivankovic, Dario Frimel, Tarik Causevic and Tarik Jahic while Dr. Amila Pilav-Velic provided supervision and mentoring.

PIN-TRIP is a startup that has resulted from the implementation of business intelligence in the field of tourism. Through detailed analysis of the market, we obtained data that points out the immense needs of consumers in this area, and we have identified the most significant problems that the consumers face every day. The solution resulted from the perfect synergy of Economics and Information Technologies. Since tourists are constantly on the move, our solution had to be mobile with them. Through a simple user
interface, on your mobile phone or computer, tourists will have the opportunity to plan, reserve and monitor all activities during the trip. To us, as conceptual designers and founders, consumer is very important and therefore we place emphasis on customized offer to the individual where we want to give him a complete experience in one place.


Eddie Custovic