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1 Ph.D. Cristiano Fragassa University of Bologna Department of Mechanical Engineering Developing Cooperation in Serbia A brief overview for a successful story

2 Summary History from individual experiences up to a collaborative future Fields of collaboration from a scientific connection up to a technological integration Partnerships from an institutional friendship up to an industrial network Analysis Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats ATC SRBIJA - Automobilski trening centar za Centralnu Srbiju

3 It was the year…  First “post-war” participation of young researchers from Serbia (Belgrade) in a technical congress organized in Italy by the University of Bologna (3 rd Youth Symposium of Experiment Solid Mechanics)  Return visit to the Institute of Nuclear Sciences of “Vinča” (Belgrade) by two researchers from Bologna ATC SRBIJA - Automobilski trening centar za Centralnu Srbiju

4  Participation of three students from Serbia (Belgrade, Kragujevac and Kraljevo) at the 4 th YSESM edition in Italy  Three researchers from Bologna and one from Buenos Aires at the conference “Heavy Machinery ‘05” organized in Kraljevo (Serbia)  Official support by Italian embassy in Belgrade and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs It was the year… ATC SRBIJA - Automobilski trening centar za Centralnu Srbiju

5  Large participation of Serbian and Italian researchers to the 5 th YSESM in Slovak Republic, and 1 st shared publication  Serbian professors inserted in the steering committee for the YSESM. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of Kraljevo (MFKV) is assigned to be organizer for the 6 th YSESM 2007  15 Serbian students are involved in Industrial Design course organized by University of Bologna in Bertinoro and financed by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research It was the year… ATC SRBIJA - Automobilski trening centar za Centralnu Srbiju

6  MF Kraljevo, supported by Bologna, organizes the 6 th YSESM in Vrnjacka Banja, attracting there over 100 researchers from all over the world  On Italian initiative, Serbia becomes member of Danubia Adria Symposium association; 2 Serbian professors included in the DAS steering committee; MF Belgrade is assigned to be organizer for the DAS annual meeting planned for 2012  two Serbian students start PhD courses in Bologna  1 st joint educational project on developing new master courses in Industrial Design at MF Belgrade awarded to consortium of Serbian (Belgrade, Kragujevac), German and Bologna universities (EU Tempus, 2 years, 300,000€ of budget) It was the year… ATC SRBIJA - Automobilski trening centar za Centralnu Srbiju

7  1 st joint research project on strengthening railway vehicles centre at MF Kraljevo awarded to a consortium of universities from Kragujevac, Belgrade, Bologna, Stockholm, Wien [EU FP7 Capacities, 3 years, 1M€]  Workshops in Fatigue of Materials in Serbia with the participation of teachers from Italy  Partecipation to EU technologic platforms and other coordination events for FP7 / FP8  Serbian researchers from Kragujevac individually involved as external expert in a trans-regional research project for SMEs [EU ERA Manunet, 3 years, 1M€] It was the year… ATC SRBIJA - Automobilski trening centar za Centralnu Srbiju

8  1 st applied research project on application of composite materials in railway vehicles using national funds for transnational cooperation [Italian Minister of Economic Development, 2 years, €]  20 Serbian students involved in a one month course on Experimental Mechanic organized by the University of Bologna in Bertinoro, financed by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research  Workshops in Mechanical Engineers in Serbia with participation of teachers from Italy  Intensive exchange of professors between the university of Bologna, Kragujevac and Belgrade with their participation to classes It was the year…

9  Intensive exchange of researchers between the universities of Bologna and Kragujevac and their participation on technological projects  Joint research activity for transfer of technology respect to Italian industry needs (e.g. Magneti Marelli, etc.)  Common publications and participation to congresses It was the year…  Two joint large-scale projects for regional development starting: on advanced engineering concepts as rapid prototyping in MF Kraljevo on education for training and retraining in the automotive industry in Sumadija [EU IPA RSDP2, 3 years, total 1.2M€]

10  Definition and signature of operative agreements between Institutions for a common strategy  Italian and Serbian researchers fully involved on reinforcing the transnational cooperation  1 project proposals on reinforcing the implants eng. research centre at MF Kragujevac [REG-POT]  4 project proposals under evaluation to reinforce the Serbian system for High Education [TEMPUS] Developing Advanced Study Programmes in Environmental and Civil Engineering for Western Balkan Product Development and Design Curriculum Strengthening in Mechanical Engineering Education Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System Towards University-Economy Cooperation DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE AND URBAN ENGINEERING STUDIES IN SERBIA Up to now… ATC SRBIJA - Automobilski trening centar za Centralnu Srbiju

11 Common strategy for development  Creating new opportunities also at social level Individual participation  Congress participation and technical visits  MSc and PhD student exchange Institutional cooperation  Education level  Research level Integration in society  Industrial and political level Increasing the level of collaboration ATC SRBIJA - Automobilski trening centar za Centralnu Srbiju

12 Academic and Research Institutions Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (DIEM) Dept. of Civil Enviromental and Material Engineering (DICAM) Institute of Advanced Studies University Residential Centre of Bertinoro Faculty and Schools in Serbia Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Kraljevo Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Kragujevac Technical Faculty in Cacak University of Art of Belgrade Polytechnic School of Kragujevac The First Technical School Kragujevac Other Serbian institutions Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinca Together with other universities from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, Croatia, Romania,Sweden, Slovenia, Montenegro, ATC SRBIJA - Automobilski trening centar za Centralnu Srbiju

13 Public and state institutions European institutions European Commission for Science European Commission for Education Italian institutions Minister for Foreign Affairs Minister for Economical Development Italian Embassy in Belgrade Region Emilia Romagna and Friuli Venezia Giulia Serbian institutions Ministry for Economy and Regional Development Ministry for Science and Technology Ministry for Labor and Human Rights Municipalities of Kragujevac and Kraljevo National and Regional Chambers of Commerce National Chamber of Engineering ATC SRBIJA - Automobilski trening centar za Centralnu Srbiju

14 No-profit or private stakeholders Italian institutions IAL / CISL Inter-University Consortium ALMA LAUREA Large Companies: FIAT, MAGNETI MARELLI, SCM Several SMEs: AETNA, ROBOPAC, Studio Pedrini, Technipes… (limiting our list up to 100km from Bologna) Serbia institutions Serbian Investment and Export Promotion Agency Agency for SMEs Krusevac Sumadijski Fair Centre Large Companies: ZASTAVA Serbian companies: e.g. GIR, Spektar, Cini, Guca foundry… ATC SRBIJA - Automobilski trening centar za Centralnu Srbiju

15 ProgramAcronymObjectiveBudget TempusMS.DESIGNEducational 300,000 € FP7-CapacitySeRViCeReinforcing Research Infrastructure 1 Mil € Era-netHiCutResearch for SMEs 550,000 € Research 325,000 € EU-RSEDP2ATC SerbiaTraining for Large Companies 560,000 € EU-RSEDP2IMPulsTransfer of Technology to SMEs 1 Mil € Under evalua- tion TempusDASPACEEducational Mil € TempusDIAUSSTransfer of Technology to SMEs 840,000 € TempusUNIVCRMTransfer of Technology to SMEs 670,000 € TempusPPDFEducational 1.1 Mil € FP7 – REGPOT2CCScientific &Technological Research € Collaborative Projects ATC SRBIJA - Automobilski trening centar za Centralnu Srbiju

16 SWOT Preliminary Analysis Institutional supportDisbalance in standards of life Human resourcesLanguage barrier Geographical proximityBureacracy (in both countries) Historical relations Experience in projects manag. Previous economical cooperationSlow decentralization in Serbia Good transport connectionsLow cooperation SRB industry-academia Serbian diaspora in ItalyWorld crisis influencing IT economy ATC SRBIJA - Automobilski trening centar za Centralnu Srbiju

17 With the aim to reinforce the automotive cluster in Sumadija, several project proposal are under discussion and preliminary definition:  Creating a common database of CVs, shared between educational institutions and opened to enterprises/stockholders able to support: the hiring of human resources with proper expertise the mobility of workers throughout the Country an adequate tool for social monitoring of unemployment  Develop technological solutions to convert fuel engine in a zero emission electric power-train to: enlarge the life span for old cars reduce costs for mobility and maintenances propose an environmental sustainability toward the future…. ATC SRBIJA - Automobilski trening centar za Centralnu Srbiju

18  Transforming the “ex-Zastava” manufacturing suppliers in a efficient network of SMEs able to operate in the global market and with respect to modern standards by investing in: Quality assurance and certification Safety of workers and adequate training Sustainability of processes and environmental protection Design&production realized with criteria of efficiency These preliminary proposals have been developed under the supervision of the Serbian Minister for Economy and Regional Development, FIAT Group, Zastava and other public institutions) toward the future…. ATC SRBIJA - Automobilski trening centar za Centralnu Srbiju

19 Realized with the support of Prof. Zlatan Soskic (Kraljevo) Prof. Miroslav Zivkovic (Kragujevac) Ph.D Ana Pavlovic (Bologna)


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