13:00 - 14:00 Registration of participants
14:00 - 14:45      Opening Ceremony and Inauguration of the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centre

- Ana Brnabić, President of the National Assembly of Serbia (TBC)
- Matjaž Han, Minister of Economy, Tourism and Sport, Slovenia
- Ciyong Zou, Deputy to the Director General and Managing Director of the
Directorate of Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Industrial Development, UNIDO
- Maja Tomanic Vidovic, Director of Slovene Enterprise Fund
- Prof. Zoran Jelicic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
14:00 - 17:00  Trade Show and Exhibition Company
14:45 – 15:30 Coffee Break 
15:30 – 16:30 Organized tour of the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centre
16:30 – 17:00 Presentation: Step into the Future with AI: Revolutionizing Modern
Manufacturing Processes with Data-Driven Precision

Expert: Ema Hujić, Software Engineer, ATech
Description: The presentation highlights the significance of data collection and
processing in modern manufacturing. Given the industry's current trend towards
utilizing AI for process optimization, we believe in a transition towards data-driven
operations as the most effective path forward. One way to achieve this involves
integrating a cloud and hardware solution that gathers raw data directly from
SCADA systems, CNC machines, PLC systems, 3D printers, laser cutting machine or
any other device/system that is equipped with a standard communication module such
as Ethernet, RS232, etc. The data, transformed during transmission to the cloud, creates
a big data source that enables easy access for analytics and analysis. The results provide
predictive maintenance  and various types of optimizations of energy efficiency,
raw materials, and even human resources. We will introduce a specific technical solution
that collects the important data, stores the data, transforms the data into usable pieces
by ingesting the data, and presents the data (reports and visualizations).
17:30 – 20:00 Networking Dinner

Restaurant: Salaš 137
Address: Međunarodni put 137, Čenej 21233, Serbia


09:30 - 10:00     Registration of participants 
10:00 - 10:30  Transforming SMEs to achieve success in the era of Industry 4.0

- Prof. Miro Govedarica, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, Serbia
Rubén Carrandi, European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN)
10:30 - 11:30  Panel discussion "Innovation Landscape of the Western Balkans: Current
Technological Challenges and Opportunities"


Nataša Batrićević, Ministry for Economic Development Montenegro
Sanja Popović - Pantić, Mihajlo Pupin Institute, Serbia
Rudi Pantjar, Competence center for advanced control technologies - KCSTV, Slovenia
- Sinisa Marcic, Regional Cooperation Council

The Western Balkans region is an emerging hub for innovation. This panel discussion
aims to dissect the innovation landscape within the region, exploring the current
technological challenges and the vast opportunities awaiting exploration. In the
scope of the panel discussion, the panelists will provide an overview of the existing
technological infrastructure, research, and development within the Western Balkans.
Moreover, challenges hindering technological innovation will be identified to
explore the untapped opportunities where innovation can thrive. Additionally,
the session will explore the impact of government policies and initiatives,
as well as the support networks available for startups, in fostering innovation
and supporting the growth of the technology sector. Conclusions from the
discussion are expected to provide comprehensive understanding of the current
technological challenges and opportunities within the Western Balkans, along with
actionable insights on how to navigate and contribute to the region's innovation
11:30 - 12:00  Coffee Break 
12:00 - 14:00      Workshop: Smart Manufacturing and Digital Twins

 Prof. Niko Herakovič
 The expert will attempt to provide some answers and focus
on the key points of the very current developments surrounding Industry 4.0,
Smart Manufacturing and Digital Twin technology. The presentation will focus mostly
on the following subjects: Short introduction to Industry 4.0 and Smart manufacturing,
Definition of smart manufacturing concepts, drivers, enablers and challenges, Disciplines,
systems and key technologies for Smart manufacturing, Key approaches and concepts
of smart manufacturing development, Referential architectural models of smart
manufacturing, The concept of digital twins (DT) of manufacturing processes and
systems as well as of the product, Control of a smart production with a digital twin
and digital agents, Optimization of energy consumption of means of production,
Prognostics of operation of smart production with DT, Cloud computing,
"Edge computing", DT and Big Data. 
14:00 - 15:00  Lunch Break 
15:00 - 17:00  B2B Matchmaking 
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Add to my calendar 12-06-2024 00:00 13-06-2024 23:59 Europe/Belgrade Enabling Progress: Industry 4.0 in Western Balkans Novi Sad, Serbia

Science and Technology Park Novi Sad

Fruškogorska 1

Novi Sad, Serbia

  • Serbia 40
  • Slovenia 15
  • North Macedonia 8
  • Nigeria 4
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 2
  • Pakistan 1
  • Croatia 1
  • South Africa 1
  • Morocco 1
  • Albania 1
Total of participants: 77

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