About us

Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centre (SMIC)

Welcome to the Future of Manufacturing in Serbia!


In partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Smart Manufacturing and Innovation Center (SMIC) in Novi Sad stands as a beacon of transformative change.

At the SMIC, innovation converges with industry. We serve as an innovation hub facilitating industry’s access to state-of-the-art technologies, offering a platform for advanced industrial experimentation alongside a range of offering technological services, business support, and skill-building programs. Positioned at the forefront of  Industry 4.0, SMIC spearheads the digital transformation, seamlessly integrating robotics, automation, and cutting edge technologies to optimize processes, enhance competitiveness and reduce production costs.

Empowering Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and beyond

We provide effective access to new technologies, hands-on training, and knowledge transfer from research to industrial environments. While our primary focus is empowering small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), we extend our expertise to encompass the entire manufacturing industry sector in Serbia, catering to both SMEs and large enterprises.

A Hub for innovation and collaboration

Operating as a manufacturing innovation hub, we foster collaborative interactions between academia, industry, business support systems, and government entities. This triple helix approach is designed to propel the innovation systems of the Western Balkan region forward, fostering synergy and advancement across sectors.

Aligning with National Strategies

Aligned with Serbian national strategies, SMIC strategically tackles the need for advancing economic competitiveness through smart manufacturing and innovation. By leveraging legal frameworks, strategies, and programmes, we navigate challenges such as technology gaps, unemployment, and slow-moving pace of institutional changes.

Target Beneficiaries

The influence of SMIC extends across diverse sectors, offering advantages to government entities, educational institutions, research and innovation centres, innovation infrastructure, SMEs, and the wider manufacturing sector. Through collaborative efforts, our aim is to elevate Serbia's position in the global industrial landscape, fostering a future that is both prosperous and technologically advanced.

Mission, vision and objectives


SMIC Serbia is on a mission to drive digital evolution across Serbia, focusing on SMEs, industry, businesses, and education. Our goal is to provide access to best practices, fostering digital skills growth and understanding of technology benefits. 


Advancing Digital Excellence

SMIC Serbia aims to be Serbia’s Central Hub for Technological Advancement, providing crucial resources for businesses to thrive in the digital era. Our vision is to drive digital competencies, innovate processes, and enhance the competitiveness of Serbian industries through comprehensive digitalization.

Insightful Vision

Rooted in a deep analysis of science in the Republic of Serbia, our vision strives to establish a competitive system that fosters scientific excellence, contributing to economic development and societal progress.

Supporting Roles


Customer - Centric Approach