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Thursday, 23 September 2021

Croatian Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem to be Mapped Once Again

September the 23rd, 2021 - The blossoming Croatian artificial intelligence ecosystem (AI) is set to be mapped, providing an in depth overview of the country's so-called ''AI landscape''. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Lucija Spiljak writes, last year, at the initiative of the Croatian Association for Artificial Intelligence (CroAI), the Republic of Croatia received the first overview of its AI ​​landscape, ie the visualisation of all stakeholders in the domestic artificial intelligence market (AI); from companies and startups to the wider Croatian artificial intelligence ecosystem. As the aforementioned association explained, such research is a necessary precondition to send out a clear message about…
Monday, 20 September 2021

Help Create Affordable Rimac Nevera: Vote for the LEGO Version

September 20, 2021 - Fancy owning a Rimac Nevera, but a few dollars short of the asking price? Help create the budget version, powered by LEGO. When I was growing up back in the 15th century, LEGO was king. Simple blocks to build, a chance for childish creativity. I would play for hours.  There were no distractions of gadgets or the Internet back in those days, and the simple LEGO pieces, which all came in standard sizes, were popular with kids everywhere.  About 10 years ago, I was looking for gifts for my nephews on a trip back to the…
Monday, 20 September 2021

VetHealth is Croatian Dermocosmetic Product for Animals Without THC

September the 20th, 2021 - Back during the very warm final days of August this year, oil with CBD (cannabidiol) and CBG (cannabigerol) intended for the treatment of animals was presented. Meet an interesting Croatian dermocosmetic product - VetHealth. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marta Duic writes, the producers are the Istrian veterinarian Igor Bencic and the company Canna Trade from Porec, led by Karlo Kovacic. This oil is a registered Croatian dermocosmetic product, is vegan, laboratory tested, free of gluten and other allergens, and it's even free of THC (psychoactive substance from hemp). "Given that we've been following research in the field of…
Sunday, 19 September 2021

“Crvena Voda” by Jurica Pavičić Voted Best Int’l Crime Novel in France in 2021

ZAGREB, 19 Sept, 2021 - The French translation of the novel "Crvena Voda" (Red Water) by writer and journalist Jurica Pavičić won the prestigious Grand Prix de Littérature Policière award for best international crime novel in France in 2021. The Grand Prix de Littérature Policière is one the most prestigious literary awards which has been given since 1948 in two categories: for the best French and the best international crime novel. Some of the past winners of the award for the best international crime novel are Patricia Highsmith, Stanisław Lem, Mary Higgins Clark, Elmore Leonard, P. D. James, Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin, and Cammila…
Thursday, 16 September 2021

Innovative Altpro Braking Equipment on Croatian-made Trains

September the 16th, 2021 - The Croatian company Altpro is engaged in the development and production of signalling and other safety equipment for trains and their accompanying infrastructure. Thanks to the recent signing of contracts between them and Koncar, their equipment is set to be placed on Croatian-made trains. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes, Altpro has its headquarters in the City of Zagreb, and as they explained, both contracts they signed with Koncar regard the delivery of their equipment for the automatic train protection system which Koncar develops. Both contracts relate to the supply of Altpro’s built-in vehicle safety systems…
Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Croatian Staff.hr Worker Booking Platform Created by Footballers

September the 15th, 2021 - The new Croatian Staff.hr ''worker booking'' platform has been created by footballers, and it's the first such booking site to exist in Croatia. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak writes, meet the brand new Croatian Staff.hr service for workers and employers launched at the beginning of the summer by a pair of amateur football players, economist Toni Adzic and psychologist Ivan Abramovic. Their goal is to speed up and simplify the processes on the labour market as much as possible, and Adzic got the idea in London, where he lived before the coronavirus pandemic struck. “It was there…
Tuesday, 14 September 2021

UNICEF Raises HRK 1.1 m For Children With Disabilities in Milky Way Race

ZAGREB, 14 Sept, 2021 - The fifth edition of the UNICEF humanitarian race Milky Way, held in a virtual setting this year again, has ended and a total of HRK 1.1 million has been raised over three months for children with disabilities through registration fees and donations from citizens and companies, UNICEF said on Tuesday. More than 6,200 runners of all ages took part in the humanitarian virtual race. With the funds raised, UNICEF will support the establishment and expansion of professional services for children with disabilities in least developed areas, in which the availability of services is at its…
Sunday, 12 September 2021

Rimac, Infobip among Speakers at Entrepreneurial Mindset 2021 in Zagreb

September 12, 2021 - Some of Croatia's biggest entrepreneurial names will gather in Zagreb later this month for one of the country's most inspiring conferences - Entrepreneurial Mindset 2021.   Of all the many conferences I have attended in Croatia, none came close to the energy of Poduzetnicki Mindset (Entrepreneurial Mindset), which took place on this day two years ago in Zagreb.  Only positivity was allowed into the building, and some of Croatia's most successful entrepreneurs gave up their time to share their stories in person.  They included two men who had recently been included in the Financial Times list of…
Saturday, 11 September 2021

Croatian Company Holosys' Remote Reading Devices Impresses Russians

September the 11th, 2021 - The Croatian company Holosys develops and manufactures advanced electrical devices which are based on NB-IOT (narrowband Internet of Things) for the remote reading of energy consumption. They're present in as many as fifty countries around the world. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes, as of this week, they have added the largest country in the world - Russia - to their already impressive list of their export markets. Namely, the Croatian company Holosys performed at the EcwaTech 2021 fair at the beginning of the week, the largest event in the water industry in Russia, and clearly…
Saturday, 11 September 2021

Could Popular Croatian Highlander Become World's Number 1 Hiking Event?

September the 11th, 2021 - The Croatian Highlander brand has taken to many different countries and spread across continents, uniting lovers of hiking and ''tough fitness'' around the world. Is it set to potentially become the world's number one hiking event? Maybe. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Ana Blaskovic writes, the first time you step out onto the peaks of Velebit, a magical mountain with a view of the endless greenery of the forests of Lika and the blue of the sea stretching all the way to neighbouring Italy, it's almost certain that you will descend from it as a different person. Enchanted…
Friday, 10 September 2021

Zagreb Disquorse Company Going Global Following Croatian, German Success

September the 10th, 2021 - The Zagreb Disquorse company has launched, as its founders claim, a well-known unique, digital solution that quickly drives organisational agility. As Novac/Jozo Vrdoljak writes, this Croatian company's solution is a simple desktop application (app) that combines smart technology, business-relevant content and an innovative learning method, and is applicable in combination with common video platforms such as Webex, Zoom or Teams. Disquorse has been launched - a digital solution that prepares organisations to grow more and create added value in their complexity. The solution had its premiere here in the Republic of Croatia, and at the…
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