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Discussion on sources of funding for innovation

Today, the renowned Israeli expert on innovation, dr. Shuki Gleitmanthe held a lecture at the Science Technology Park Belgrade.

The event was opened by:

– Gordana Danilovic Grkovic, acting director of the STP Belgrade

– Secretary of State Prof. Dr. Vladimir Popovic

– Ivan Rakonjac, acting director of the Innovation Fund

Dr Gleitmanthe talked about financing, innovative entrepreneurs, the role of the state in the construction of the innovation ecosystem and support to innovators, avoiding common pitfalls in the process of commercialization and the best output and market strategies.

During the second part our visitors were able to hear more about the program Horizon 2020 and the instrument of financial support to SMEs through this program. The topic was opened by Viktor Nedović, Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development and the national coordinator of the national contact point for Horizon 2020 and the Tijana Knezevic, national focal points for small and medium enterprises, with the presentation:

Opportunities and prospects of participation in Horizon 2020;

Instruments of support to the sector of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Visitors also had the opportunity to hear the experience of the company MySkin, whose founder Sava Marinkovic, discussed about his experience obtained after the two phases of funding instrument for small and medium-sized enterprises.

All speakers urged the companies to apply and start using the resources that are offered through the program Horizon2020.