Research, innovation and development

 

In the strategic and financial perspective of the European Union in the period ending in 2020, research, development and innovation are among the main priorities for achieving smart and sustainable growth. Additional benefits for Croatia after joining the EU include the use of structural funds, where, for example, only through the Competitiveness and Cohesion Operational Program 2014-2020, about HRK 5 billion will be secured for strengthening research, technological development and innovation, primarily for domestic companies, scientific organizations and the public sector as support for the development of innovation infrastructure and new products, processes and services. Based on this,  Istrian Development Agency continuously invests in the development of projects in the field of research and development with an emphasis on the operation through a specially established institution of the Istria County, the Research Center for Metal Industry in Istria County METRIS and through the Center for the Popularization of Science and Innovation of Istria County.