Workshop 2

Second FS4SMIH Workshop took place at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (24th May, 2017). A Workshop was organized in order to evaluate the need for institutionalization of the support for innovations in SMEs, in the field of robotics applications.

Workshop represents part of the planned activities in the project “Feasibility Study for Serbian Manufacturing Innovation Hub” (FS4SMIH, http://robot.etf.rs/index.php/fs4smih-project), funded under ReconCell project (http://www.reconcell.eu) and I4MS initiative (http://i4ms.eu) of the Horizon2020 framework program. Consortium of this EU project is consisting out of the three partner institutions: School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade (coordinating institution); Institute “Mihajlo Pupin”, University of Belgrade; and company Servoteh d.o.o., Belgrade.

More than 50 carefully selected participants coming from companies, educational and research institutions, ministries, innovation fund, as well as other relevant governmental and nongovernmental organizations participated at the Workshop. Attendance of representatives coming from education and industry sector provided active discussions and useful sugestions.

Besides welcome words of the organizational team members, participants of the Workshop could hear invited speeches of: assistant professor Saša Stojanović (Assistant Minister in charge of technological development, technology transfer and innovation system – Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia), professor Viktor Nedović (Assistant Minister in charge of international S&T cooperation and EU integration – Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia), Vladimir Vojvodić (Program Implementation Advisor – Innovation Fund), Srđan Verbić, PhD (Innovation team – RSJP), as well as Milica Đurić, PhD (Acting director, Innovation Centre – ETF). Participants of the Workshop also had an opportunity to hear invited talks from respected foreign guests: Davorka Moslavac Forjan, PhD (Technology and Market Analysis Manager, Innovation Centre “Nikola Tesla”, Zagreb, Croatia), as well as Anastasia Garbi (Project Coordinator) & Adam Schmidt, PhD (Technical Manager) who presented the HORSE project (I4MS initiative).