The representatives of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Belgrade, a strategic partner of the Institute of Physics, visited the Institute on Tuesday, 1 March. The meeting was organized four weeks after the signing of the Agreement on Strategic Cooperation at the Rectorate of the University of Belgrade and included a series of meetings aimed at further connecting and strengthening cooperation through actual actions.
Professor Vladimir Popović, dean of the Faculty, Professor Dragoslava Stojiljković, vice dean for scientific and research work, Professor Aleksandar Grbović, vice dean for finances, and Professor Nenad Zrnić, director of the Innovation Centre of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering visited the Institute. Both Dr Aleksandar Bogojević, director of the Institute of Physics, Belgrade and Dr Antun Balaž, deputy director of the Institute attended the meeting, as well as Ivan Petković, capital investment advisor, Nenad Pantoš, commercialization advisor and Dr Marija Mitrović Dankulov, director of the Innovation Centre of the Institute.
Following the plenary meeting, the guests visited the Institute’s laboratories. They visited the Photonics Centre, Centre for the Study of Complex Systems and the Centre for Non-Equilibrium Processes (pictured), where they talked with researchers on current projects and plans. Next, the guests toured two spin-off companies of the Institute, where they were introduced to the capacities and products of our companies. Thematic meetings on the cooperation of the Innovation Centers, commercialization and scientific cooperation were held on the same day.
During this visit, both sides agreed that the strategic cooperation between the two institutions will take place gradually, in several directions and for mutual benefit. A short-term agenda was adopted, which encompasses cooperation in commercial affairs of the Institute’s companies, cooperation in the development of joint scientific research projects, domestic and international, as well as direct cooperation of Innovation Centers.