SEEIIST meets Industry

Event date
April 1-3, 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Short description

The aim of the workshop is to promote cooperation between the fields of science, technology and industry in the South East European region and among CEI, Central European Initiative Member States  following common guidelines and goals of the CEI and SEEIIST initiatives.


The workshop “SEEIIST meets Industry” will take place from 1st to 3rd of April 2020 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It will be hosted by the city of Sarajevo in its  City Hall and jointly organised by SEEIIST and the University of Sarajevo, together with major scientific institutions: CERN, GSI-FAIR, and HEPTech*. It is followed by an event for the general public, SEEIIST meets Sarajevo, in the evening of April 3rd, also in the Sarajevo City Hall.

Please visit the workshop website at for further details.

SEEIIST, the South East European International Institute for Sustainable Technologies proposed in 2016 in the spirit of CERN’s ideal “Science for Peace” by former CERN Director General Prof H. Schopper, was brought on the political level by the Montenegro Minister of Science S. Damjanovic, and was endorsed officially by the governments of six countries in the SEE region on July 7th 2019.

The main scientific goal of SEEIIST is the realisation of a Facility for Tumour Hadron Therapy and Biomedical Research”  based on a state-of-the-art particle-accelerator design developed in collaboration with the main European research centres CERN and GSI-FAIR. Such a regional centre of excellence will strengthen local scientific expertise for future projects and the development of a sustainable economy and social cohesion.

The facility is also expected to stimulate the development of complementary technologies, such as the use of alternative energy sources or the development of advanced digital systems, and to trigger spin-offs not directly linked to the facility. To maximise benefits it is planned as a regionally distributed facility with hubs in different countries offering numerous opportunities for technology transfer and benefits to local industry as well as international cooperation opportunities.

During the workshop, collaboration between SEEIIST and industry will be discussed emphasizing the following aspects: industry participation in design and construction of the facility; industry participation in running and exploitation of the centre; transfer of know-how and technologies from the centre to the industry; training of specialists for industry and hospitals.

To participate, please register at your earliest convenience via the web page (please note that there is no registration fee) and to book your accommodation directly at the proposed hotels no later than 20 March 2020 in order to profit from the special arrangements (



*HEPTech : High Energy Physics Technology Transfer Network,
GSI-FAIR : ion research facilities in Germany: GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung - Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research:,
CERN : European Organization for Nuclear Research, 


Useful Links

A concise summary about SEEIIST can be found in the SEEIIST Brochure

SEEIIST web site

The Concept Study of the SEEIIST “Facility for Tumour Therapy and Biomedical Research with Protons and Heavier Ions” as presented at a Forum in Trieste in January 2018


Start of the SEEIIST Design Phase’, that took place on 18 September 2019 in Budva, Montenegro and corresponding video clips


NOTE: the agenda is under definition and it will be disclosed as soon as possible.

Geographical focus
  • SEE
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General
  • Medical and Health Sciences
Event type
  • Conference WBs

Entry created by Admin on January 24, 2020
Modified on January 24, 2020