UNIRI-Rimac Automobili

The ceremonial signing of the Agreement on Cooperation between the University of Rijeka and the Rimac Automobili Ltd. was held on Friday, December 1st, 2017 at the University of Rijeka Rectorate. The Agreement was signed by the University of Rijeka Rector, Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Ph.D., and Mr. Aco Momčilović, Head of the Human Resources Dpt. of the Rimac Automobili Ltd.

Associate Prof. Lado Kranjčević, Ph.D., Rector's Assistant for Information Technologies, and Prof. Nevenka Ožanić, Ph.D., Rector's Assistant for Strategic Infrastructure Projects on Campus, were present at the signing. 

The University of Rijeka strives to open up to the Croatian scientific community and industry with the goal of integrating into the development plans of leading companies. The Agreement on cooperation will enable concrete steps in terms of joint scientific-research projects applications, research cooperation, primarily with the Faculty of Engineering, professional work, and student education. The collaboration in the academic and professional development of students, especially in the STEM field, is of primary interest to the university community and companies, and particularly to companies with high-performing activities such as Rimac Automobili Ltd.

Following the Agreement's signing at the Rectorate, the representatives of the Rimac Automobili company were welcomed by Prof. Jasna Prpić Oršić, Ph.D., Faculty of Engineering Dean, after which a lecture under the name ''Rimac automobiles – company presentation and possibilities'' was held at the Faculty of Engineering. 

The lecture gave some insight into the company's development plans for the development of a new concept car and new innovative products from the automotive industry, as well as the company's development plans for human resources, i.e. the dynamics of recruiting young experts. In a major investment swing, Rimac Automobili will employ more than 100 people in the following period, mostly engineers and electrical engineers.