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News / New BioSense Institute building opens for scientists and start-ups in Serbia
A new BioSense Institute building was officially opened today in Novi Sad. Benefiting from a prime location at the entrance of the city centre, it will offer almost 7 000 m2 of state-of-the-art facilities for scientific research and business ventures. As part of the University of Novi Sad, the premises provide high-end laboratories and workplaces for life sciences studies for around 250 scientists. Startups will have a dedicated area for the development of innovative solutions in the fields of agriculture and biotechnology. These new facilities, with their highly sophisticated equipment, will reinforce the institute’s scientific potential and transformation into a European centre of excellence that is capable of conducting the most advanced research projects applicable on a global scale.
This project worth €34 million was financed by €14 million in EU grants via the ANTARES project, €20 million from the Serbian government and a European Investment Bank (EIB) loan of €18 million. The opening ceremony was attended by the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, Serbian ministers Tanja Miščević (European integration), Jelena Begović (science, technological development and innovation), Jelena Tanasković (agriculture, forestry and water management), Mihailo Jovanović (IT), Marko Blagojević (public investment) and Branko Ružić (education), as well as President of the Government of Vojvodina Igor Mirović, representatives of the EU Delegation in Serbia and EIB Global.
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