Open scientific infrastructural platforms for innovative applications in the economy and society (O-Zip)

Eu structural project by Ruđer Bošković institute valued at 50 mil. eur

O-Zip
Ruđer Bošković Institute

A game changer for Croatian Science, innovation and technology

The main goal of O-ZIP is upgrading and unzipping of the RBI intellectual property, capital equipment and know how, while increasing the RBI impact in the ERA and boosting cooperation between scientific, academic and business sector. O-ZIP will provide development platform for start-up labs, SMEs and innovation incubators.

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SCI Infrastructure

capital equipment

intelectual property

human resources

know-how

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A structural funds project to create the basis for an innovation-based economy in Croatia, by focusing on RBI‘s most propulsive ket technologies

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eScience

ICT

Biotechnology

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Pharmaceutical industry

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Food
industry

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Optoelectronics

Photonics

Advanced materials and production technologies

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Detectors and sensors

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Radiation technologies

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Smart materials

O-Zip added value

Project follows ESFRI principles of open access of research infrastructure and it is compliant to HORIZON 2020 strategic goals and Smart Specialization Directives.

Critical involments in 4 Croatian vertical priority sectors and 12 clusters of competitiveness and excellence in synergy with the Cross-sectoral Competence Center for KET technologies thus enabling key technologies and creating motivating platform for start-up labs, SMEs and innovation.

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Project status

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Project is shortlisted by Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

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Full feasibility study approved for funding from World Bank sources

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Final project proposal expected by the end of 2015