At the 6th state beekeeping fair held in Belgrade 08. – 09. 03. 2014 the SMS Scales Team has achieved great success since have got 3rd award for its product – SMS Scales.
This is a great recognition for us that we did not expect (especially as the competition was very strong) but that we secretly hoped for. President of the Commission was vice president in SPOS, Mr. Dejan Milošević, and the prize was awarded by Dr. Rodoljub Živadinović. Pictures can be seen here, and video here.
SMS Scales also won 2nd prize in the competition for the best technological innovation in Serbia 2014.
Organizers of the competition are the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Intellectual Property Office of Serbia, and Radio Television Serbia. The competition was held jubilee 10th time and it has participated with over 141 teams of more than 450 competitors.
Competitors have their applications sent under the code, and our SMS Scales Team participated under the name Hornets with innovations on its beekeeping SMS Scales. At the competition we have presented as many as 10 of our innovations that are available to all customers of SMS Scales.
The competition consisted of training during which the knowledge was gained in various fields, which were later evaluated in elimination circles, i.e., reviews. After the initial peer review came reviewing by Electrical Engineering Faculty University in Belgrade, where they examined the technical side of innovation, and then review by the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, where the focus was the financial aspect of innovation and cost-effectiveness. Our team has successfully passed these tests and found itself in the semi-finals. One semi-final was organized in Novi Sad, and we participated in the semi-finals in Kruševac. Here we won the first place among the 6 teams, of which the first three qualified for the finals.
The jury in the final was chaired by Dr Srđan Verbić, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia, and the remaining members were Prof. Dr. Zorana Mihajlović, Deputy prime Minister of Serbia, Prof. Dr. Jasmin Komić, Minister of Science and Technology of the RS, Prof. Dr Miomir Korać, archaeologist at Viminacium Centre, Miroslav Miletić, vice president of PKS and Radojka Nikolić, editor of the newspaper “Business’ and “Ekonometar”.
The strong competition between large companies, research centres, masters and PhDs, we won 2nd place and a cash prize of 750.000 RSD, which is a huge success for our team. Presentation of our innovations in the finals can be seen here.
One of the rounds of peer review has involved comparing our options and other similar devices from across Europe in which our SMS Scales was by far the best. By the way, the hardware changes t had led to the construction of this modern, high-quality device. We wish to thank our beekeepers whose suggestions encouraged us to ongoing work and with whom we jointly came up to the some innovative solutions.