ZAGREB, May 29, 2019 – Six new ‘high tech’ laboratories were presented on Wednesday at Zagreb’s ZICER innovation centre providing services and equipment for start-ups and other companies.
These are technological centres for the development of interfaces, electronics, digital forensics, environment protection technology and 3D modules and Internet of Things-IoT. The new facilities also consist of wood-metal workshops and processing centre and they have all be equipped with high tech equipment intended for research and development, ZICER representatives said.
The centre also has incubated start-ups that have developed laboratories, which is a new concept because it foresees strengthening cooperation between enterprises and the academic community which means that anyone at ZICER that perhaps requires a 3D printer or quality assurance assessment can have access to them free of charge as can other businesses outside ZICER but have some connections to it.
Referring to them as “laboratories for Zagreb’s future,” the director of the City of Zagreb’s department for economy, energy and environment protection, Mirka Jozić underscored that this will additionally strengthen ZICER as a place for innovation and entrepreneurship adding that over the past few years the City of Zagreb has been investing more and more in new technology and the start-up community.
The ZICER Zagreb innovation centre received 15.7 million kuna from EU funds for the StartUp Factory Zagreb project with a total value of 19.6 million kuna. The project was implemented over the past two years.
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