Audio story: Belgraders take top honour in EC contest

19/05/2011

Students from the University of Belgrade win a renewable energy sources competition.

By Igor Jovanovic for Southeast European Times in Belgrade -- 19/05/11

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The Serbian students’ solar mobile phone charger won the competition. [Reuters]

A public solar mobile phone charger, dubbed the "Strawberry Tree", won a group of Belgrade students first prize at a renewable energy sources competition organised by the European Commission (EC) in Brussels.

The invention was one of 309 projects presented at the April competition. Some entries were from prominent global companies.

"We like to view the success in Brussels as a launching point. That is a reward for our work, because we've been working on this project for three years. This is the highest accolade we received so far, and it is truly an honour to win such an award from the European Commission, the highest institution in Europe," team leader, Faculty of Electrical Engineering student Milos Milisavljevic, told SETimes.

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