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29. 04. 2015

Science Technology Park Belgrade founded

The Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Srdjan Verbic, The Mayor of City of Belgrade Sinisa Mali and the Rector of the University of Belgrade Vladimir Bumbasirovic signed today an agreement on the establishment of a limited liability company "Science Technology Park Belgrade", in order to accelerate technological development of the country, in line with good practice examples.

Task of STP Belgrade is to manage the built complex in Zvezdara in a way to attract innovative, technology developing companies (domestic and foreign) and create conditions for the commercialization of innovation and development of knowledge-based economy, which will strengthen exports and competitive position of our economy. At the same time, STP Belgrade needs to create the conditions for the establishment and development of a number of startup companies, using a methodology that has been developed at the Technical Faculties in Belgrade. The results of the Business Technology Incubator of Technical Faculties Belgrade, in a spatially limited conditions, proof that these instruments can be developed in our conditions.

As international experience shows, the development of science technology park is a complex process that requires time and commitment of key stakeholders at all levels. Besides the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, at the national level there is active involvement by Ministry of Economy. It is planned that STP will achieve its sustainability in 4 years of operations, and half of the funds needed for the first three years of operations of the STP, we have already secured from international sources, through the project funded by the Swiss Government.