Dr. Nedeljko Milosavljević is the Director of the Center for Technology Transfer at the University of Belgrade (CTT-UB).
Setting up and running the CTT-UB gave him the opportunity to tackle issues related to technology transfer (TT) process, common for WB HEI and R&D Institutions: lack of knowledge about IP and TT among employees, lack of legal regulations, legal and procedural obstacles, financial constraints, manpower deficit, lack of structured academia-industry communication and collaboration, etc.
In order to create a unified TT mechanism for a non-integrated university which consists of 31 faculties and 11 institutes, he combined his early gathered experience as a researcher (PhD in Chemical Engineering), with knowledge and experience in TT field gathered from reputable Institutions such as the University of Oxford, University of Ohio, University of Haifa, as well as from private TTOs like Ascenion.
Dr. Milosavljević recognizes the importance of building professional relationships for TTOs’ development. Therefore, he continually makes valuable contacts on national and international level, through various networks (Technology Brokerage Network in Serbia, Network of Local Innovation Access Points, AUTM, ITTN, High Energy Physics Technology Transfer Network –HEPTech, ASTPProton, etc.)
Being a part of the Board of the ASTPProton (Vice- President for Marketing and Communication), International Committee Member of AUTM and International Committee Member of ITTN provided him with an opportunity to make CTT-UB more visible and relevant in European, USA and China TT community.
His efforts and results have been recognized by experts, and within Horizon2020 – ProgressTT project, CTT UB was selected as one of 18 European high-potential TTOs.
Also, Dr. Milosavljević was invited to join Indiegogo Crowdfunding Global Academic Outreach Program, as a leader for UB, which is designed to enable easy access to alternative funding for innovative projects.
He had a pleasure to share his insights and experience on numerous national, regional and international events, hosted by IPO’s, WIPO, EPO, different Universities and Organizations.
Dr. Milosavljevic is also Senior Research Associate at Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy – University of Belgrade. He has authored or co-authored 20 papers in top international scientific journals.