Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Branko Ružić, Niš City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski and the representatives of the European Investment Bank attended the opening of a multi-functional laboratory at the Niš Electronic Faculty and toured the Science and Technology Park. “The best invested money is the money invested in knowledge, education, in young and talented people, in research and development,” said PM Brnabić. She reminded that three science and technology parks were opened in Serbia: in Novi Sad, Čačak and Niš, and that “a new backbone of development, driving engine of development and new economy of the Republic of Serbia and a completely new Serbian society” was created. The goal of the Government of Serbia is to raise the productivity and competitiveness of the economy by investing in new technologies, young people, their creativity and innovation. Niš City Mayor Dragana Sotirovski pointed out that it was time for a new chapter of the Electronic Faculty, but also the new chapter for Niš as the city. “At that time you educated numerous electronics engineers who gained their professional experience in the halls of the Electronic Industry, helping our city to be a center of electronics at that time. Today, with your students and professors Niš is a city of advanced technologies. The science and technology park that the state opened this year in Niš, the Electronic Faculty with a multipurpose laboratory and a startup center are making a step forward and opening a new chapter in the history of our city, “the Mayor stated. She thanked the state for recognizing Niš as a place of development of the IT sector, invested funds and enabled young creative people to be educated, to work and help their city and thus the whole country to be better. The Science and Technology Park, the Faculty of Electronics and the University of Niš, by cooperating, create a good business environment for the arrival of investors in our city. The City of Niš is a partner in this project and we are very proud that we helped build the supporting infrastructure and thus helped the new laboratory of the Electronic Faculty to be opened today, the Mayor pointed out. The state has invested around 20 million euros in the NTP and the new laboratory of the Electronic Faculty.