City Development Agency of Banja Luka


The City Development Agency of Banja Luka (CIDEA) was founded by Decision of Assembly of the city of Banja Luka (Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and it has the status of the juristic person: administrative, non profit organization. The CIDEA is the link between the city administration and other stakeholders participating in the local development.
The vision of the Agency is to become the leading institution for the development of the city of Banja Luka, primarily in the area of capacity development and creating favourable climate for the development of the economy. The CIDEA has its mission to provide support to existing and potential small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs to encourage their development and contribute to the growth of gross domestic product and create new jobs.

The main aims of the CIDEA activities are the following:
• Coordinated planning and implementation of development projects;
• Developed sector of entrepreneurship and growth of smes;
• Educated and competitive workforce and developed information system for monitoring the development and influence the results of implemented projects;
• Support innovations and application of new technologies.

The main activities that the CIDEA has been performing are focused on identification and implementation of development projects that are facilitating and accelerating development of entrepreneurship and have positive impact on employment rate in the city as well as development of the other projects assigned by the City. Particular attention is given to the projects identified in the Development Strategy of Banja Luka City. CIDEA is focused on support to innovations and application of technologies through its mentioned projects and currently active financial tools that manages.

The most important projects that the CIDEA works on related to Innovation Infrastructure are:
• Techno business park Banja Luka with Business Incubator inside where innovative SME are very welcome and supported and
• Development and Technology centre that includes: laboratory for materials testing, the centre for wood, laboratory for projects development, laboratories for
hydraulics and electro testing laboratory, support to establishment of new companies, transfer of technology and intellectual property, commercialisation of
technology, establishment of institutes, certification and university laboratories etc.

Contact Person:
Milenko Gemaljević

  • Agency/Fund
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact details
Phone:+387 51 433 460
Address:Cara Lazara 42, 78000 Banja Luka
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina
Geographical focus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Marko Groboljsek on May 29, 2012
Modified on May 29, 2012