The second "Science for Industry" fair was held on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Novi Sad Master Fair Center.
This year’s central theme of the Fair is the food that was discussed from four perspectives: technology, quality and safety; nutrition, health and medicine; information technology and automation; consulting, training and design.
The Science and Technology Park of Belgrade hosted the IF4TM Final Conference on the Third Mission of the Universities on November 23 and 24, 2018, as one of the important activities on the project.
Dr. Sasa Lazovic, Assistant Minister of Science and Technology Development, welcomed the participants at the opening of the conference, pointing out that the Government of Serbia is committed to developing the institutional framework and providing legal and infrastructural conditions for the implementation of the third mission of the university in Serbia. Marija Mirković, on behalf of NTP Belgrade, welcomed the participants and stressed the importance of cooperation between the education system and the economy in strengthening the company’s innovative capacities. Project coordinator IF4TM, prof. Dr. Vesna Mandic, reflected on the achieved results of the project in the past 3 years, noting that the IF4TM project was declared as one of the TOP20 projects financed under the Erasmus + program of the EU and that it will be presented on Annual conference of EACEA in Rome in December 2018.
Ten best teams from local competitions held on seven Serbian higher education institutions participated at the National Finals. The following teams have participated:
1. Alfa i Omega
2. Biznis tim
3. Ekof tajgers
5. Fantasticna cetvorka
6. Green messenger
The ideas were presented in the form of seven-minute pitch presentations, after which the team members had to answer to the questions of the five-member jury during the next three minutes.
The work package 5 (social engagement dimension) within project IF4TM includes activity 5.3 that consists of several workshops intended to be held at HEIs on entrepreneurship and creative thinking for pupils and students. The presentation was organized at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences. Prof. Dr. Marjan Leber from University of Maribor, Slovenia.
The Creativity Center of the University of Kragujevac was established within the ERASMUS project "Institutional Framework for the Development of the Third Mission of Universities in Serbia", IF4TM, coordinated by the University of Kragujevac, and implemented in partnership with 17 other partners from 6 countries and financed by the European Union fund within ERASMUS + program with more than 966000 euros.
Within the scope of activity 5.3 on the IF4TM project, a creative workshop entitled "With creative thinking on a lot of ideas and potential innovation" was held on November 13, 2018, for the students of the University of Kragujevac, and organized by the Creativity Center UKG. The lecturer at the workshop was Prof. Dr. Marjan Leber from the partner University of Maribor.
At the Intellectual Property Office, a partner of the IF4TM project, capacity building training “WIPO Tools for Intellectual Property for the universities” was organized on November 6 and 7, 2018, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization - WIPO and the Technology Transfer Center of the University of Belgrade. The topic of the training was related to intellectual property management tools at universities developed by WIPO in early 2018 and expected to be publicly announced at the beginning of 2019.
Within the scope of activity 5.3 on the IF4TM project, a creative workshop entitled "With creative thinking on a lot of ideas and potential innovation" was held on October 30, 2018, in the Creativity Center of University of Niš. The lecturer at the workshop was Prof. Dr. Marjan Leber from the partner University of Maribor.
Related to the previously reached agreement of Serbian HEIs and Intranea solution on the transfer of seven Student INNO platforms to individual universities’ platforms, on 18th October 2018, a meeting was organized with the IT administrators of Serbian HEIs with their colleagues from Intranea solutions company. The meeting was held at the premises of the University of Kragujevac.
IF4TM promoted at Fair – “Science for Industry”(07.12.2018)
The IF4TM final conference on the third mission of the university held in Science Technological Park Belgrade(26.11.2018)
The National Final Competition for best student idea 2018 held at Science Technology Park Belgrade(23.11.2018)
Workshop "With creative thinking on a lot of ideas and potential innovation" held in the Creativity center of the University of Novi Sad(15.11.2018)
Ceremonial opening of the Creativity Center of the University of Kragujevac(14.11.2018)