The workshop Methodology Guide for Innovation was held on 4th and 5th of April at Belgrade Metropolitan University for students, researchers and professors. The Rector Prof. Dr. Dragan Domazet welcomed attendants and introduced workshop briefly. Afterwards the presenters started their presentations, and first was Prof. Dr Vesna Mandić from University of Kragujevac who presented the IF4TM project which is implemented as partnership of 5 European HEIs, 6 Serbian HEIs, Ministry of education science and technology development, Office for intellectual property, Higher school of applied studies, three business incubators and one SME. Right after presenting the project she continued her presentations about innovations and innovation modelling, where she presented basic principles, definitions and cycle of innovations and why marketing research, analytical design, technical feasibility, and detailed design are important part of innovation modelling.

After coffee break the second part of the first day Prof. Dr. Miladin Kostić from State University of Novi Pazar introduced legal framework for university third mission which was followed by Prof. Dr. Vesna Madić’s presentation about phases of product modelling like testing, redesigning, production, distribution and marketing that is second part of innovation modelling presentation. The first day ended with constructive discussion.

On the second day presentations started at 09:15 with presentation of Prof. Dr. Alberto Fornasari from University od Bari Aldo Mado which explained the third university’s mission and continuing education dimension in order to define integrative university’s approach. Afterwards Prof. Dr. Luis Caldas de Oliveira held online presentation where he explained the importance of the market in the innovating ecosystem. After that, Dr. Nikola Radovanovic from the Office for intellectual property presented guide for protecting intellectual property. Next, Prof. Dr. Dragan Domazet presented existing national models of financing: Innovation fund programs (transfer technology program; Program for cooperation of science and economy), Program of early development (for micro and SME); Balkan venture fund; Ministry of economy program for supporting development of entrepreneurship. He also introduced some new ways of financing innovation like crowdfunding, and challenges which innovator from Serbia face when try to use this type of financing. In the focus of the previous presentation Dragana Vasiljević from University of Novi Sad presented strengthening capacities for financing innovations and research.

In the final part of the workshop Jelena Jevtović from the University of Kragujevac introduced innovation platform that was established at the Universities in Serbia. In the end, last presentation was held by Nataša Ćirović from Science Technology Park Belgrade who explained opportunities for innovation development in NTPs and BIs in Serbia. 

List of participants