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FER won three projects within the...

FER won three projects within the Interreg program schemes with significant funding amount

Gordan Gledec

On the web pages of the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme published are statistical data on project applications success on the 1 st call which was open from 23 September to 3 November 2015 (1 st step) and from 29 March to 9 May 2016 (2 nd step). On the first call overall 576 expressions of interest were submitted, and in the end finally 54 projects are accepted for funding. Among the accepted projects there is also the project "Smart Building - Smart Grid - Smart City" (acronym: 3Smart) coordinated by University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER). This project has the highest funding among all 54 projects accepted for funding in the 1 st call. At the same time it is the only accepted Interreg Danube project coordinated by an institution in Croatia, one of the overall 60 projects applied by Croatian institutions as candidate coordinators . Statistical data related to the first call are available on the Interreg Danube web page . Besides that, FER participates in another two Interreg projects within the Interreg Mediterranean Programme. The overall value of all our Interreg projects is almost 7,1 million EUR out of which the funding for FER amounts at 1 million EUR. The accepted projects last between 1,5 and 3 years, and in them participates almost 30 partners from European countries. Accepted projects on which FER participates: Project coordinated by FER (Interreg Danube Transnational Programme) Project "Smart Building - Smart Grid - Smart City" is on FER led by Assoc. Prof. Mario Vašak. The overall project value is 3.791.343,41 EUR, and the project value on FER side is 640.566,01 EUR. Partners on the project are: Croatian electricity utility Hrvatska elektroprivreda d.d., E3 ENERGETIKA, EKOLOGIJA, EKONOMIJA d.o.o., Municipality Idrija, Elektro Primorska d.d., European Centre for Renewable Energy Güssing, Municipality of Strem, Energy Güssing, University of Debrecen, E.ON distribution system operator for eastern Hungary (E.ON Tiszantuli Aramhaloztai), University of Belgrade Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Bosnia and Herzegovina electricity utility JP Elektroprivreda Hrvatske Zajednice Herceg Bosne, University of Mostar Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computing. On FER the project is jointly performed by Laboratory for Renewable Energy Systems (LARES) and Smart Grids Laboratory (SGL) . Within the project new employments are envisaged – financial and communication manager and two technical persons in each of the laboratories. The project is performed from 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2019. Projects where FER is a partner (INTERREG Mediteran) Project "Plan/test/coordinate Underwater Museums, Diving Parks and Knowledge Awareness Centres in order to support sustainable and responsible tourism development and promote Blue growth in coastal areas and islands of the Mediterranean" is on FER led by Assoc. Prof. Nikola Mišković. The overall project value is 2.797.549,00 EUR, and the project value on FER side is 302.640,00 EUR. Partners on the project are: Atlantis Consulting SA, University of Calabria, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism of Italy, University of Cyprus, University of Patras, Fundation University Enterprise of the Region of Murcia, Dubrovnik Neretva Regional Development Agency - DUNEA, Ministry of Culture and Sports of Greece - Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities. The project lasts from 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2019. Project "Designing a network of cOOperating cReative communities for developing a Sharing economy" is on FER led by Prof. Mario Kovač. The overall project value is 510.000,00 EUR, and the amount envisaged for FER is 88.000,00 EUR. Patners on the project are: Anci Lazio Italy/Lazio, CNR Italy/Lazio, CNA Italy/Abruzzo, UM Slovenia, UNIZG-FER Croatia, UVEG Spain, TPLJ Slovenia. The project is performed from 1 September 2016 to 28 February 2018. The Interreg Danube Transnational Programme supports transnational cooperation in the heterogeneous Danube region and solves common challenges and needs in the following four specific areas – innovative and socially responsible Danube region, culturally and ecologically responsible Danube region, better connected and energy responsible Danube region, well governed Danube region. The overall goal of the INTERREG Mediterranean is to promote sustainable growth in the Mediterranean area by substantiating innovative concepts and praxis and reasonable resources exploitation as well as supporting social integration through integrated territorial approach based on cooperation. In the Programme participate 10 EU member states: Croatia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta, Greece, parts of France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Great Britain as well as three non-members: Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ambassador of Montenegro visits FER

Ambassador of Montenegro visits FER

Gordan Gledec

Ambassador of the Republic of Montenegro in Croatia, His Excellency Mr. Boro Vučinić visited our Faculty on 13 February 2017. Ambassador Vučinić held talks with  dean of FER Prof. Mislav Grgić.  At the meeting were also present vice deans Prof. Gordan Gledec and Prof. Mario Vražić, as well as Prof. Zoran Vukić, Prof. Nedjeljko Perić, Prof. Srđan Stanković from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Montenegro in Podgorica and Prof. Nikola Mišković, who initiated this meeting. Mr. Ambassador visited FER's research laboratories:  Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies ,  Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems , Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics and the  Laboratory for Renewable Energy Systems . The ambassador also expressed his wish to improve cooperation between Montenegrin and Croatian researchers.

Establishment of the two new research laboratories at FER

Ana Filipović

FER's faculty council, on its meeting held on March 23, 2016, adopted a decision on  establishment of the two new research laboratories at FER : Advanced Shape Reconstruction and Registration Laboratory   (acronym: SHARK Lab); head of the laboratory: Tomislav Pribanić; Image Processing Laboratory   (acronym: IPL ); head of the laboratory: Sven Lončarić.

Establishment of a new research laboratory at FER

Ana Filipović

FER's faculty council, on its meeting held on October 21, 2015, adopted a decision on  establishment of a new research laboratory at FER : Internet of Things Laboratory   (acronym: IoT-lab ); head of the laboratory: Professor Ivana Podnar Žarko.

Establishment of three new research laboratories at FER

Ana Filipović

FER's faculty council, on its meeting held on July 8, 2015, adopted a decision on  establishment of three new research laboratories at FER : Laboratory for special purpose information systems  (acronym: LASPIS); head of the laboratory: Krešimir Fertalj; Laboratory for Nuclear Energy and Safety (acronym: LNES); head of the laboratory: Nikola Čavlina. Laboratory for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (acronym: LBCB); head of the laboratory: Mile Šikić.

Establishment of the two new research laboratories at FER

Ana Filipović

FER's faculty council, on its meeting held on May 22, 2015, adopted a decision on  establishment of the two new research laboratories at FER : Laboratory for application of information technologies in education   (acronym: eduLab); head of the laboratory: Ivica Botički; Text Analysis and Knowledge Engineering Lab  (acronym: TakeLab); head of the laboratory: Bojana Dalbelo Bašić.

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