In July 2016, the Bureau of Metrology obtained the License for performing the scientific-research activities in the field of technical and technological sciences.
During 2017, the Bureau of Metrology intensified the activities related to the strengthening of its scientific-research capacities and participation in scientific-research projects.
The Bureau’s employees have undergone training with regard to participation in Horizon 2020 – framework program for research and innovation as well as EMPIR Research Potential Projects. Upon the completion of the Horizon 2020 training, a working group has been formed with an aim to formulate a detailed SWOT analysis to be used for the purposes of the Bureau’s development as a scientific-research institution. Based on the SWOT analysis, future areas of activity of the Bureau of Metrology were defined with regard to participation in Horizon 2020 program as well as other, scientific and research programs and projects.
Within the European Metrology Research Program (EMRP), a representative of the Bureau of Metrology, Head of the Laboratory for Temperature has participated in ENV58 MeteoMet2 – Metrology for Essential Climate Variables project as part of the Researcher Mobility Grant (RMG). The representative stayed with the Italian National Metrology Institute INRiM from 14 March 2017 to 30 June 2017. In the period from 11 September to 15 September 2017, the representative also participated in the closing meeting of this project called MeteoMet Week, held at the institute „Real Collegio Carlo Alberto” in Moncalieri, Italy. The aim of this meeting was to present the results of the preliminary research on the impact of wind speed and effect of radiation on the accuracy of temperature measurement in different conditions for the thermometers used in automatic weather stations.
A staff member from the Laboratory for Length has participated in the project JRP:ENG56 DriveTrain – Traceable Measurement of Drivetrain Components for Renewable Energy Systems, as a recipient of the Researcher Mobility Grant (RMG1 – DriveTrain). The project was organized within EMRP and its realization took place at RWTH – Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochshule in Aachen, Germany from 6 March to 28 May 2017. The research within the project concerned the determination of linear errors in coordinate measuring machines at different temperatures.
In addition to professional, the Bureau of Metrology also encourages academic growth of its employees as well as their individual research work. In 2017, the employees and the director of the Bureau of Metrology have been working on three scientific papers:
- Quality system implementation in the National Metrology Institute of Montenegro (Authors: Vanja Asanović, PhD, Milena Raonić, MSc, Naina Čuturić-Knežević, Goran Vukoslavović, Milena Popović and Vladan Jestrović), published in the journal „Accreditation and Quality Assurance“;
- Measurements Calibration Analysis of Novel IoT Platforms (Authors: Nikola Bulatović, MSc, Tanja Vukićević, Rabina Šabotić and Vanja Asanović, PhD), published in the Directory of papers INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES – present and future;
- Preliminary investigation on the impact of wind speed and effect of radiation on the accuracy of temperature measurement in different conditions for the thermometers used in automatic weather stations (Authors: Graziano Coppa, PhD, Tanja Vukićević, Andrea Merlone, PhD) –expected publication: 2018
Pursuant to the Law on Innovative Activity and the Law on Administrative Proceedings, the Ministry of Science issued a decision on 8 October 2018 approving the Bureau of Metrology to conduct innovative activities and to be included in the Register of Innovative Organisations.
Based on the submitted documents, the Ministry of Science established that the Bureau of Metrology had fulfilled the conditions for conducting innovative activities and for registration in the Register of Innovative Organisations set out in Article 16 of the Law on Innovative Activities and Article 3 of the Rulebook on detailed conditions for registration of legal entities in the Register of Innovative Organisations.
Entry in the Register of Innovative Organisations is a proof that the Bureau of Metrology has necessary capacities to carry out innovative activities. As an innovative organisation, the Bureau of Metrology is enabled to contribute to the improvement of the business environment in Montenegro.
In July 2016, the Bureau of Metrology obtained a license to conduct scientific research activities in the area of technical-technological and interdisciplinary sciences, valid for a period of five years.