More than a hundred bilateral meetings were held between Serbian and Italian companies from the innovation sector during a two-day Italy- Serbia Innovation Forum " Matchmaking for Innovation", which was held at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS) and National Bank of Serbia.
The focus of the forum, which brought together over 450 Italian and Serbian institutions, universities, science and technology parks, innovation funds, startups, incubators, and accelerators, was the transfer of knowledge and experience of companies from the Lombardy region. It was an opportunity for Serbian innovators to present their products and ideas but also to discuss topics such as agrotechnology, the application of artificial intelligence in industrial processes, green transition, smart cities, and sustainable mobility.
Three memorandums of understanding were signed at the Forum. The Memorandum was signed between the AREA Science Park in Trieste and the Science and Technology Parks from Belgrade, Niš, Novi Sad, and Čačak. The second Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Arexpo Milan and NTP Novi Sad, while the third refers to cooperation between Italian and Serbian universities. The signatories were the universities of Belgrade, Niš, and Novi Sad, and the Italian University of Insurbia.
The forum was organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia in cooperation with the Italian Embassy in Serbia, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), the Lombardy Region, the Ministry of Information and Telecommunications, and the Ministry of Science, Technological Development and Innovation, with the support of the organizations "We Make Future" and "Impact Hub Serbia".