For the fourth year in a row, the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy of the University of Belgrade organised the Tech Case Study competition for the high-school students with the support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, and this year in cooperation with IED Serbia and eVOC Serbia projects.
Introductory lectures and workshops were held at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy as a semifinal event on March 19. Over 150 students from all over Serbia visited the Faculty and attended this event.
In the large amphitheatre of the Faculty, the audience was greeted by prof. Dr. Petar Uskoković, Dean of the Faculty. Since the semifinals were held as a hybrid event, representatives of the Embassy of Sweden and the Royal Norwegian Embassy addressed the students via video stream. H.E. Annika Ben David, Swedish Ambassador to Serbia and H.E. Jørn Eugen Gjelstad, Norwegian Ambassador to Serbia spoke about the support of Nordic countries to Serbia in the field of environmental protection and the importance of applying the principles of circular economy in industry.
After the keynote speeches an animated video prepared by the project teams of IED Serbia and eVOC Serbia on the topic of green transition and circular economy was presented, which introduced students to the topic of this year’s case study. The video “In what way do you support the Green Transition?” explaining the main pillars of circular economy and accompanying principles was made specially for the competition.