Today, in the Belgrade-based Institute Mihajlo Pupin, a laboratory for electric devices testing and quality improvement which will be aligned with the European Union standards has been opened.
The European Commission set aside a total of EUR 900.000 for the opening of the laboratory, the first of a kind in Serbia, an investment of some EUR 1 mil, through the Programme of the regional social-economic development.
At the press conference, the Project Manager for the Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), Nikola Nenadic, said that the laboratory would contribute to competitiveness of the local information-communication technologies (ICT), but that it would also be used for EMC testing and training for EMC product design.
The Assistant to the Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development, Ivica Radovic, said that according to the number of published works, Serbia is in the rank of the developed countries.
- Out of 784 scientific projects in Serbia per year, 21 national projects are implemented in the Mihajlo Pupin Institute as well as 22 European projects – he added.
Radovic stressed out that the lab is an excellent supplement to the IT technology development strategy and that it is a good indicator showing knowledge is appreciated in Serbia.
(The interior of the lab)
Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia, Vincent Degert, added that the results of the Regional Socio-Economic Development Programme (RSEDP2 Programme), which lasted four years, are very significant with fund totaling EUR 22 mil. The biggest success is employment of 4.000 new workers.- A total of 32 projects have been funded, four regional development agencies (RRA) were set up so now there are 12 of them and many entrepreneurial companies have been established as well.