Since the beginning of the eighties of the last century, STPRC associates have been researching systematically development of science and technology as well as policy of scientific and technological development. Their long-lasting researches have resulted in deep and hidden connections and strong and yet elusive interactions between science, technology and culture.

Research results pointed very clearly to the key role of the culture in the entire modernization process in our region. These and other results, and hypotheses that the culture should define the style, type, dynamics and effects of technological development in general, imposed a need to assemble certain number of researchers and other interested parties in order to support existing and encourage new researches of interaction between culture, technology and development.

As this was interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, the conclusion was that scientific conference would be a good way to gather engineers and researchers in the field of natural sciences, sociologists, economists, philosophers, anthropologists, historians and others in order to get acquainted with each other and to understand the research results of other scientific disciplines, to enrich their own knowledge and, consequently, to launch new research projects, establish new researchers networks, develop new databases, etc. And all that with one objective: better understanding of very complex relationship between technological and cultural development and their connection with the general development in region.

Celebration of the 140th anniversary of the birth of Mihailo Pupin contributed significantly to these intentions. On this occasion, i.e. in 1994, the Executive board of the Institute Mihailo Pupin decided to organize traditional scientific conference “Technology, culture and development” (TCD) annually together with other scientific organizations, always with different subject. The following year, in 1995 Faculty of electrical engineering from Podgorica and in 1996 Faculty of economy from Subotica joined the Institute. Since 2000 the main organizer of TCD activities has become the Association “Technology and Society”.

22 conferences were held since 1994, alternately one year in Montenegro, and the following in Vojvodina (Palic). These conferences presented the multidisciplinary spirit of the Association “Technology and Society”, connecting various professions: scientists, professionals, public administrators, artists and others.

1st Conference Technology, Culture and Development (TCD), “Interconnection between technology, culture and development”, Belgrade, 1994″,

2nd Conference TCD, “Ethical problems of science, technology and development “, Igalo 1995

3rd Conference TCD, “Education for sustainable cultural and technological development of individuals and society, Palic, 1996

4th Conference TCD, Cultural identity and technological aspects of development in small countries – case of FR Yugoslavia, Igalo 1997

5th Conference TCD, Past experiences and presumptions for a good science, technology and development policy in FR Yugoslavia, Palic, 1998

6th Conference TCD, Science, Technology and Culture and challenges of the blocked development, with special focus on FR Yugoslavia, Igalo, 1999

7th Conference TCD, Temptations and lessons form the 20th Century: science, technology and culture in the sign of Janus with special focus on the Yugoslav historical space, Palic, 2000

8th Conference TCD, Global and local in the technological and cultural development: Yugoslavia in the European and regional surrounding, with the special theme: Modernization of the higher education in Yugoslavia, Kotor, 2001

9th Conference TCD, Serbia and Montenegro on the way to the EU – Cultural and technological determinants of quality of living and working, Palic, 2002

From the 10th conference there are available abstracts of papers in English, published in the conference proceedings.

10th Conference TCD, Serbia and Montenegro on the road to the EU – Competitiveness of economy and non-economy sectors: conditions, possibilities and development strategies, Herceg Novi, 2003
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11th Conference TCD, Serbia and Montenegro on the road to the EU – Development of competitive economy and the cooperative society in Serbia and Montenegro: prospects and strategies, Palic, 2004
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12th Conference TCD,Serbia and Montenegro on the road to the EU – “Innovation in economy and society in Serbia and Montenegro: status, prospects and strategies”, Tivat, 22-25.8.2005
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13th Conference TCD,
Serbia and Montenegro on the road to the EU – ” The key determinants and quality of society and economy organization in Serbia and Montenegro – status, prospects and strategies , Palić, Serbia, 2006
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14th Conference TCD, The Western Balkans on the Road to the European Union, “Where we Are, and Where we Are Going: to the centre or to the periphery of EU”, Igalo, Montenegro, 2007
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15th Conference TCD, Context of the Conference: The Western Balkans on the Road to the European Union, First topic: Corruption, Criminal and Kitsch – the State, Causes, Consequences and the Strategies to minimize them; Second topic: Developing knowledge and local culture based economies and societies in Western Balkans – current state of research resources and innovation systems. Palić, Serbia, 2008
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16th Conference TCD, Context of the Conference: The Western Balkans on the way to the European Union, First topic: Institutional system – state, consequences and possible development strategies; Second topic: Efficiency of research and innovation system – state, consequences and policies for efficiency improvement, Palić, Serbia, 2009
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17th Conference TCD, Context of the Conference: The Western Balkans on the Road to the European Union, The first topic: University and long-life education: current state, consequences and development strategies; The second topic: Knowledge evaluation and intellectual property protection Tivat, Montenegro, 2010
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18th Conference TCD, Context of the Conference: The Western Balkans on the Road to the European Union, The first topic: The cooperation of research, development and innovation systems of West Balkan countries The second topic: Structural and cultural problems of knowledge based development, Palić, Serbia, 2011
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19th Conference TCD, Context of the Conference: The Western Balkans on the Road to the European Union, The first topic: Societies and economies in Balkans 2020: Opportunities and obstacles for the new transition The second topic: Knowledge based society and opportunities and challenges for “Dossier society” rising, Tivat, Montenegro, 2012
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20th Conference TCD, Context of the Conference: The Western Balkans on the Road to the European Union, The first topic: Societies and economies of the Balkans 2020: Visions and mechanisms for future national development of economy, education, research and culture; The second topic: Development based on knowledge: Economic, organizational and institutional features, Palić, Serbia, 2013
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21st Conference TCD, Context of the Conference: The Western Balkans on the Way to the European Union, The first topic Technology and entrepreneurship for sustainable development The second topic Knowledge based society: entrepreneurship in higher education and research system, Tivat, Montenegro, 2014
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22nd Conference TCD, Context of the Conference: The Western Balkans on the WAyto the European Union, The first topic: Models, Strategies and Mechanisms for the Sustainable Development of Small Countries in Transition; The second topic: Ways to Ensure High Quality Educational Outcomes; The third topic: Energy technologies for sustainable energy supply – economic, environmental, political and other strategic implications, Palić, Serbia, 2015
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