AP Vojvodina Area of 21,506 km 2 ( 24.34 % of the area of the Republic of Serbia) Population of 2,024,487 (Census of 2002) Favorable geo-political position (pan European main road E-10, international river Danube ) Belongs to middle European regions Multicultural, multinational, multiconfessional (27 nationalities) Most prosperous part of the Republic with great potential for developing many economic branches
AP Vojvodina Institutional status: –Autonomous province of Republic of Serbia Provincial Parliament Provincial Executive Council Local governments (districts, municipalities) Provincial Executive Council: –Highest executive agency with 16 secretariats Provincial Secretariat for Science and Technological Development
Secretariat – legal scope –Structure of R&D sector –International cooperation in R&D –R&D potential and R&D technical infrastructure –Strategic R&D Programs –Technology transfer and cooperation with industry –System of R&D information
Secretariat - organization Provincial Secretary for Science and technology development Sections for Science Deputy Secretary for science(1) Associates (4): For science (2) For international and interregional cooperation (1) For scientific human resources (1) Technology Development Deputy Secretary for technology development (1) Counsellor to Secretary (1) Associates (3): For technological projects (2) For invitation programmes and research (1) Group for ICT support Head of the Group (one of associates) Associates (3): For scientific and technological information(1) For information system (2) General Office Associates (4): Associate for law (1) Associate for financing(1) typist (1) technical secretary (1)
Structure of R&D sector in AP Vojvodina University of Novi Sad –13 faculties –About 2100 researchers Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops Novi Sad Scientific Veterinary Institute Novi Sad Matica Srpska, Serbian Academy of Science and Arts - branch in Novi Sad, Strong research potentials in agriculture, engineering and ICT
International cooperation in R&D Supporting intrenational cooperation of R&D institutions Direct cooperation with institutions Contacts, Conferences, Meetings, Lectures
International cooperation in R&D Supporting international cooperation of R&D institutions –Organizational support –Co financing international conferences participation
International cooperation in R&D Direct cooperation with institutions –Parliament of European Regions –Bavarian National Center for Research in Agriculture –UNIDO –UNDP –GTZ –...
International cooperation in R&D Contacts, Conferences, Meetings, Lectures –International conference Governmental and Public ICT infrastructure in the Danube-Tisza-Maros-Körös Euroregion (Participants from Hungary, Austria, Romania and Serbia And Montenegro)International conference Governmental and Public ICT infrastructure in the Danube-Tisza-Maros-Körös Euroregion –Workshop FP6 related Graduate theses at University of Novi Sad –Work group of Province Jilin, PR China,Work group of Province Jilin, PR China, –Minister of Science of Israel –International Center for Science and High Technology from Trieste –Fraunhofer Institute from Germany –Region Emilia Romanja –Association of Central European Initiatives –Djordjija Petkoski, World Bank Institute, lecture Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable CompetitivenessDjordjija Petkoski, World Bank Institute, lecture Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Competitiveness –...
R&D potential and technical infrastructure Systematically monitoring R&D human resources (working and living conditions) Improving laboratory resources at R&D institutions Developing communication infrastructure for R&D community
Strategic R&D Programs Information-Control Network of Geospatial Systems in AP Vojvodina ( agriculture, forestry, water economy, food industry, energy, survey and construction engineering, traffic control, environment protection, etc. ) E-Government for AP Vojvodina (ICT support to provincial government – PAN Project) E-School in Vojvodina (ICT infrastructure for elementary and second level schools in APV) National Programme in Energy Efficiency National Programme in Water Resources Management
Technology transfer and cooperation with industry Joint projects with local industry co financed by Ministry of Science and Technology Regional center for energy efficiency in cooperation with the Secretariat for Energy Cooperation with the Chamber of Economy of AP Vojvodina Innovation center, incubator, High-Tech Park at University of Novi Sad, INNTEREG III C, Neighborhood Programme Hungary – Romania- Serbia (2004 - 2006) FP6 Programme...
System of R&D information Service Mrežna digitalna biblioteka doktorskih, magistarskih i diplomskih radova - digital networked library of PhD Dissertations, MSc and graduate Theses. (Contract between Secretariat and University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Faculty of Technical Science)Mrežna digitalna biblioteka doktorskih, magistarskih i diplomskih radova This project is a member of Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) connecting over 180 libraries of universities, faculties and other educational institutions from all over the world
System of R&D information VORIS – Vojvodinian Research Information SystemVORIS –Web based service (R&D institutions, projects, researchers, compliant to European standards) Financial support to technical improvement of Academic Computer Network of University of Novi Sad
Some planned activities Global 1.Defining programs for regional priorities in science and technological development of AP Vojvodina 2.Improving international cooperation in R&D sector Searching for international partners in strategic programs Joining the relevant programs offered by foreign partners
Some planned activities Regional 1.Activity for establishing the body in advisory capacity, aimed to help adjustment to the developmental directions of EC 2.Establishing communication with the office of the Stability Pact of Southeast Europe in Belgrade 3.Establishing the Danube Office in Novi Sad, as information point for coordination of all fields of cooperation in Danube region 4.Establishing UNIDO Regional center 5.Establishing UNDP Regional Office 6........
Some planned activities Local 1.Improving cooperation with the Chamber of Economy of Vojvodina and regional Chambers of Economy 2.Permanent work in order to improve working and living conditions of junior researchers in AP Vojvodina 3.....
Conclusion Vojvodina is the geopolitical entity within the Republic of Serbia, with solid tradition in administrative infrastructure Parliament and Executive Council can make decisions, carry out contracting and give financial guarantees Provincial Secretariat for Science and Technological Development is ready to lead activities in R&D sector in Vojvodina
Conclusion At this moment: Provincial Secretariat has a clear vision about development directions of Vojvodina in R&D sector There are strategic programmes in R&D sector defined by the Secretariat Secretariat recognizes needs for international cooperation in R&D sector and is inviting all foreign institutions to cooperation