Activities 2010 - European Academy of Sciences and Arts

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Activities 2010 - European Academy of Sciences and Arts

EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES & ART

MONTENEGRO

SUMMARY REPORT & CONCLUSIONS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC

CONFERENCE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AS THE BASIS FOR INNOVATION IN

CREATING THE COMPETITIVE REGION

12 - 13 November 2010, Podgorica, Montenegro

The International Scientific Conference Research & Development as the Basis for

Innovation in Creating the Competitive Region, hosted and organized jointly by the

Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts and European Academy of Sciences and Arts,

was held on 12-13 November 2010 in Podgorica, Montenegro. The Conference was organized

within the agenda of the Montenegrin presidency to the Central European Initiative in

2010. The Conference started on 12 November at 9 a.m. at the Montenegrin Academy of

Sciences and Arts, with the opening speech and welcome addresses given by Prof. Momir

Djurovic, President of MASA, Prof. Felix Unger, President of the European Academy of

Sciences and Arts and Mr. Slavoljub Stijepoviç, Minister of Education and Sports of

Montenegro. The 2nd day programme was realized at the Hotel “Crna Gora”. The

Conference gathered high representatives of the national science academies, academy

unions and associations, management of state universities from the region and wider, as

well as the representatives of CEI, UNESCO, European Commission Directorate and other

relevant officials. The presentations were given by 25 speakers, who were invited and

selected by the organizer – renowned scientists, researchers, but also European science

policy decision makers. By creating an opportunity for constructive exchange of professional

expertise and experience through comprehensive and thorough examination, the

Conference aimed to pay contribute to the efforts put into implementation of a competitively

oriented national science policy, with a special accent on the CEI member states.

The presentation followed according to the program established, that we pass here below

by authors and tackled topics:

Within SESSION I, which was chaired by Prof. Branislav ·o‰kiç,

the presentations were delivered by:

Prof. Ionel Haiduc, President, Romanian Academy

“Is basic research necessary for smaller countries?”

Prof. Dénes Dudits, Vice-President, Hungarian Academy of Sciences,

“The integration of life-science basic research into the innovation chain:

potentials and limitation”

Mr. Mario Scalet, Head of Science Unit, UNESCO Venice Office

“Fostering International Cooperation for Excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation”

Prof. Juri Engelbrecht, President, ALLEA

“Synergy between science policies of European countries: ALLEA experience”

The Session was followed by 20 minutes Discussion

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