On Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 the Institute “Mihailo Pupin” had the honor of hosting Dr. Jelena Begović, Minister of Science, Technological Development and Innovation of the Republic of Serbia (NITRA).

Minister Dr. Jelena Begović, Minister Assistant, Dr. Marina Soković, and Minister Advisor, Jovan Milić, were warmly welcomed by the General Director of the Institute “Mihailo Pupin”, Dr. Nikola Tomašević, Assistant Director for International Cooperation and Technology Transfer, Dr. Marko Batić and Assistant Director for Industrial Cooperation, Željko Stojković.

After the introductory presentation of the Institute “Mihajlo Pupin” program, work, and areas of development, the talk continued in relation to the current, but also on the establishment of even stronger cooperation between the Institute “Mihajlo Pupin” and the Ministry of Science, Technological Development and Innovation.

The visit included a tour of the Institute’s most important research and development laboratories, including the presentation of specially developed simulators and trainers from the military program, as well as the management systems for the thermal and hydropower plants.

Although the visit was initially planned to be shorter, the very constructive discussions raised inspiration for numerous additional questions, with an agreement for more frequent consultations in order to more concretely support the scientific and technological development of the Institute “Mihailo Pupin”.

After the official part of the visit, the Minister Dr. Jelena Begović gave a statement to the media (Tanjug) in which she additionally emphasized the need for the Republic of Serbia to work on preserving, developing, and investing in institutes such as the Institute “Mihailo Pupin”. The Minister mentioned that the Institute “Mihajlo Pupin” is an exceptional potential of the Republic of Serbia and that the State will continue to help its development (Tanjug).