Our Office was represented by Mr. Milan Mijovic at the 26th UN/IAF Workshop on Space Technology for Socio-Economic Benefits: “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure for Development” which took place in Bremen, Germany in conjunction with 69th International Astronautical Congress. These events gathered more than 6.200 delegates from different countries: young professionals, representatives of industry, academia, governments and space agencies. The Workshop discussed space science, technologies and applications in support of economic, social and environmental development with a focus on the role of industries as key player to offer innovation and infrastructure needed for sustainable development.
Mr. Mijovic presented a report relating to projects and activities taken by our Office throughout the years, which are the integral part of Serbian Space Agency project, presented to the Serbian government. Mentioned paper covered possible industrial cooperation, investment opportunities and the benefits of start-ups in Serbia which could enable more jobs and further education.
In addition to this, paper presented development of space sector in Serbia and the role of SERBSPACE in creation of national space framework and international cooperation, being a facilitator between Serbian government and various opportunities.
Further on, presentation provided SERBSPACE’s projects and activities and its positive impact on academic, scientific and societal segments in Serbia, its role among international space community, as well as ongoing projects such as Serbian Space Agency and Emerging Countries Space Office projects.
During the conference, Mr. Mijovic had a series of B2B meetings with several aerospace companies, which expressed their interest in investments and future cooperation.
Further on, our Office continued talks on our "Space applications for water and disaster management" project, presented at UN Conference in Islamabad in March 2018, developed in cooperation with Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Republic Water Directorate detailing the possibilities of space applications and available free of charge space programs Serbia can join, as well as importance of joining UNCOPUOS.