Funding Contracts Signed
Thursday, Feb 15 2018

The University of Rijeka signed the first funding contracts with companies E-Glas Ltd. and Hidromodeling Ltd. for financing entrepreneurial projects from the Promotion of Entrepreneurship and Partnership with the Economy Fund on Thursday, February 15th, 2018. The University wants to stimulate the emergence and growth of knowledge-based entrepreneurship and student employment.

Present at the signing were:

-          Prof. Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Ph.D., University of Rijeka Rector,

-          Boris Golob, Head of the UNIRI Science and Technology Park STEPRI,

-          Associate Prof. Miroslav Vrankić, Ph.D., Head of the E-glas Ltd. Company,

-          Davor Stipanić, Head of the Hidromodeling Ltd. Company.

The E-glas Ltd. Company deals with the development and commercialization of products for the disabled and the application of assistive technology.

The Hidromodeling Ltd. Company deals with software development for simulation of the interaction between underground and surface waters - for irrigation and flood protection systems.

Inspired by world's leading knowledge and technology centers, for the very first time in Croatia (and beyond), the University of Rijeka is implementing a financing program for technological entrepreneurship, seeking to contribute more actively to the social and economic development of the community.

The Senate's Decision on establishing the Fund states that the Fund's objectives and purpose are:

-          establishing a partnership and business collaboration between the academic community and the commercial, social and public sectors,

-          creating new entrepreneurial endeavours by linking the scientific community, students and partner organizations from the environment,

-          encouraging entrepreneurship in the scientific community and among the students of the University of Rijeka,

-          encouraging the employment of University's students.