The Telecommunications Forum TELFOR is an international annual meeting of professionals working in the broad fields of Telecommunications and Information Technologies. The jubilee 30th Telecommunications Forum was organized on the 15th and 16th of November 2022, in Crowne Plaza, Belgrade, Serbia.

This year, besides contributing with a large number of scientific papers, the Institute “Mihajlo Pupin” (IMP) has organized the Open Event “Smart and Innovative eNERGY management” in the SINERGY project framework.

The mission of SINERGY is to strengthen the existing research capacity and further unlock the innovation potential of the Institute “Mihajlo Pupin” – IMP (Serbia) in one of the most important research areas of today – Smart Energy Management.

To accomplish this ambitious project goal, the strategic partnership and exchange of multidisciplinary “know-how” and competencies have been agreed upon with two leading EU research institutions in the domain, the Austrian Institute of Technology – AIT, Electric Energy Systems Competence Unit (Austria) and the University of Galway, Information Research Unit for Sustainable Engineering (NUIG, Ireland).

SINERGY Consortium in front of the Institute Mihajlo Pupin

The IMP partners from the Region were invited to take part in the Open event and other SINERGY activities.

On the 16th of November, as the invited speaker of the SINERGY Open Event, Prof. Aleksandra Krkoleva Mateska, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia, gave a talk on the Demand side management aspects in Smart Grids on “Smart and Innovative eNERGY management”, collocated with the TELFOR 2022 Conference, Crowne Plaza.

Prof. Dimitar Taškovski, Dean and Prof. Vladimir Dimčev, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia, Prof. Vedad Pašić, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Tuzla contributed to the work of the SINERGY Advisory Board and provided suggestions for the further impact of the IMP Centre of Excellence in Smart Energy Management to stakeholders from the Region.

Prof. Aleksandra Krkoleva Mateska, an invited speaker, “Smart and Innovative eNERGY management”

The SINERGY Team from Institute “Mihajlo Pupin” presented their activities in SINERGY project (Nikola Tomašević), as well as in other running EU projects, including HESTIA (Lazar Berbakov), PLATOON (Dea Pujić), NEON (Valentina Janev), and OMEGA-X (Marko Batić).

Dr. Johannes Stöckl (AIT) presentation on Smart Grid Technologies

Dr. Marcus Martin Keane (NUIG) presentation on Energy Efficient Building Operations

Additionally, at the Institute “Mihajlo Pupin”premises, we have organized the 3rd SINERGY Ph.D. Workshop, which was conducted by Dr. Kevin Byron. The young researchers from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, and Austria that are doing research on complex energy management topics had an opportunity to create maps of their individual research progress and discuss methods for boosting their creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills.

Dr. Kevin Byron, 3rd SINERGY Ph.D. Workshop