As Poslovni Dnevnik/Suzana Varosanec writes, the strong innovation potential of the Zagreb Uni (SuZg) has once again been well and truly confirmed, this time right here on the Croatian market. The above has been done through a contract worth a massive 124.6 million kuna, which, with nine components, has just been signed with the Ministry of Science and Education.
These contracts ensure the implementation of a total of 22 projects approved by the Zagreb Uni and its faculties, out of the total number of approved projects concerning the Zagreb Uni, as many as 12 of them refer to projects being undertaken by only two Zagreb faculties – the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (6) and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (6).
These are projects that deserve a considerable amount of attention, because (among other reasons) they are being implemented, according to the spokesperson of the University of Zagreb Tamari Dagen, in cooperation with stakeholders from the business sector, who are project partners to scientific institutions. When it comes to selected FER projects, among them, for example, one of the most valuable of all is the one entitled “The development of an advanced electric bicycle charging station for a smart city”, in the amount of 6.691 million kuna.
The aim of the call/invitation in regard to these projects was to direct research towards the needs of the economy, supporting research, development and innovation projects of research organisations in cooperation with the business sector, and in accordance with thematic and sub-thematic priority areas of the Smart Specialisation Strategy of the Republic of Croatia.
As part of the procedure, a total of 31 projects were eventually approved, and 177.3 million kuna in grants were awarded, which were provided from the European Regional Development Fund. That funding is intended for the implementation of applied research that is in being carried out in the field of industrial research and/or experimental development.
In addition to these faculties of the Zagreb Uni, one project was approved for the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, the Faculty of Geotechnics, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology. Two other projects relate to the Faculty of Civil Engineering, while three have been approved for the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology.
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