Official title of the project

W-tech, Technology Transfer and Innovation Centre for Advanced Welding Technologies, Material Science and Application of Engineering software

Project information

Cities
Belgrade, Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

680018

Implementation period
2011. Feb - 2013. May
Expected results
  • Significantly improved and modernized research, laboratory and training facilities, quality assurance testing and technical trainings at the location in Smederevska Palanka
  • Established training programmes and tools for facilitation of technology transfer and innovation to metal manufacturing and engineering industries
  • Increased awareness for continuous innovation and technology development and life-long learning in the metal manufacturing and engineering
Beneficiary

Institut GOŠA d.o.o.

Partners

Regional Development Agency “Branicevo-Podunavlje”,Serbia; Faculty of Technology Sør-Trøndelag, University College (HiST) Trondheim, , Norway; University of Belgrade (with the following faculties and institutes Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Vinča Institute, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering), Serbia; Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Serbia; Welding Research Institute - Industrial Institute of Slovak Republic.

Summary of the project

Metal manufacturing and engineering is one of the third industrial sector in Serbia and one of the most perspective and technology driven industry. The largest companies of this sector are coming from ex-large systems and facing the following problems: law knowledge and application of new technologies, usage of software in engineering and design, delays in introduction of new materials, lack of finances. This project will contribute to better preconditions for sustainable economic growth and human resource development in the regions with the highest concentration of manufacturing and engineering industry in 3 targeted regions: Branicevo and Podunavski, Central Serbia and Banat. At the end of the project 2 laboratory and 3 training facilities will be modernized with engineering software and hardware, training programmes and tool for facilitation of technology transfer and innovation will be established and human resources and competences of min 20 companies in adopting advanced technologies will be improved.

Programme/Project objectives

To contribute to better preconditions for sustainable economic growth and human resource development in the regions with the highest concentration of manufacturing and engineering industry of Serbia, in particular Braničevo and Podunavski, Central Serbia and Banat (South)

Specific objectives

  • To improve competitiveness of enterprises operating in manufacturing and engineering industry in targeted regions by implementing state of the art technology solutions and enhancing their human resource capacities through research, innovation, quality control services, vocational education and training services.
  • To promote inter-institutional partnerships between knowledge centers and targeted industry (technology transfer)
  • To position Smederevska Palanka as a centre of innovation and technology transfer for new welding technologies, material science and engineering in Serbia and in the Western Balkans by improving research and vocational training infrastructure, upgrading of existing and developing new accredited lab and training services.