The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in some 170 countries and territories, supporting their own solutions to development challenges and developing national and local capacities that will help them achieve human development and the Sustainable Development Goals. Our work is concentrated on three focus areas: sustainable development, democratic governance and peacebuilding, climate and disaster resilience.
As a long-term partner of the Government of Serbia in the area of digital transformation, UNDP has been involved in the initiative to establish the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) from the outset. C4IR has the potential to help Serbia’s social and economic development by accelerating the adoption of innovative technologies. This requires not only the backing of the local IT ecosystem, but also the development of trust in new technologies. Therefore, we believe that all relevant actors, including the state, business and scientific community and civil society, should be involved in the Center’s work, and that new digital solutions should be developed in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
The Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade – IMGGE is one of the leading research institutions in Serbia and in the region, where fundamental and applied research in the field of biomedicine and biotechnology is taking place. IMGGE has recently been equipped with the state of the art next generation sequencing platforms with the aim to generate unique big data that will serve for acquiring new scientific discoveries and developing innovative solutions in order to improve the quality of life particularly in the fields of biomedicine, food production and environmental protection.
IMGGE is one of the first partners of the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This partnership aims to support the application of scientific knowledge and new technologies contributing to the transformation of Serbia into knowledge-based society.