Brnabić in New York to attract IT investments

Serbia is being portrayed in New York these days as a good investment destination for high-tech companies as Prime Minister Ana Brnabić has had meetings with representatives of American IT and investment companies.

After the pandemic, all countries are racing to recover as quickly as possible and attract as many investors as possible. IT companies have proven to be the most flexible when it comes to searching for new markets to break into. PM Brnabić has met with the representatives of such companies in New York, as well as representatives of start-ups from Serbia, those that operate globally and are looking for new markets.

Brnabić says she has already held preliminary talks with them and presented Serbia’s advantages compared to other countries. She also noted that Serbia was among the first countries in Europe to pass laws on cryptocurrency.

According to her, Serbia is also among the ten best countries in the world in terms of blockchain technology and the gaming industry, plus, there have been increasing investments in biomedicine. Brnabić points out that Serbia has made good strategic investments in education since 2016 by introducing programming and computer science as compulsory subjects in elementary schools.

“The capacities of technical faculties have been expanded, the number of specialised IT departments has been increased, investments are being made in science and technology parks and three new research institutes have been established, including one for the development of artificial intelligence,” she added.

The PM also said that that resulted in Serbia becoming a “startup giant”, according to the most credible world reports. “A few weeks ago, the UNESCO released a list of countries that distinguish themselves by investing in research and development, according to which Serbia is, for the first time ever, among the top 15 countries in the world,” says Brnabić.

The most interesting meeting could be the one that the PM will have with Goldman Sachs, a multinational investment group whose name alone could open the doors to new investors.

(RTS, 19.07.2021)

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