Made in Croatia

Thursday, 3 March 2022

Croatian Cheeses: An Introductory Guide

March 2, 2022 - When traveling, experiencing a country’s gastronomical delights is at the top of my to-do lists. Food easily reveals a tremendous amount about the country’s culture and customs, reflecting the unique history, identity, values, and beliefs of its inhabitants. This is definitely the case when it comes to Croatia’s culinary heritage. There is so much to cover when it comes to Croatia’s food scene. Despite the country’s relatively small size, there is an astounding amount of regional variety. Let’s get into the swing of things by introducing one of my favorite Croatian products - cheese! Can't resist…
Saturday, 26 February 2022

Mali Tehnopolis Samobor: Games, Drones Being Created in Ex Military Barracks

February the 26th, 2022 - In some former military barracks in the quaint and charming continental Croatian town of Samobor, not far from Zagreb, innovation is being born. From games and smart devices to drones, Mali Tehnopolis Samobor is putting itself firmly on the tech map. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Lucija Spiljak writes, in addition to always being a favourite place for dessert lovers, Samobor is increasingly attracting entrepreneurs who are developing successful companies in the blossoming Croatian ICT and gaming industry, as well as those in the air conditioning, automotive, construction, metal and manufacturing industries. It was in Samobor, on the site…
Friday, 25 February 2022

Electric Passenger Sailing Ship Being Constructed at Brodosplit

February the 25th, 2022 - The well known Croatian shipyard Brodosplit is busy with the construction of an innovative, modern electric passenger sailing ship. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes, this week at the Brodosplit shipyard, the consolidation and joining of the sheets and the construction of sections for a passenger sailboat with zero exhaust emissions, for which electric motors will be the main drive, began. This zero-emissions passenger vessel will be 63.5 metres long, 10 metres wide, 5.35 metres high to the main deck, and will be able to accommodate up to 24 passengers. The hull and superstructure will be…
Friday, 25 February 2022

Croatian Computer Game Drawize by Lomboos Now Available on Steam

February the 25th, 2022 - The Croatian computer game Drawize, a drawing-based game created by the Zagreb company Lomboos, is now available on Steam. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Lucija Spiljak writes, the Drawize word-drawing game, designed and developed by Zagreb-based Lomboos, is now available on Steam, the leading PC game distribution platform with 28 million users worldwide. The Croatian computer game Drawize has otherwise been on the market for five years now, but so far it has only been made available on the Internet as a mobile iOS and Android application (app). Now that it has been made available on the wildly…
Wednesday, 23 February 2022

New Tendencies: The Kinetic Art Movement From Zagreb

February 23, 2022 - An art movement met with worldwide recognition that helped establish Zagreb as a cultural capital. A look at the Kinetic Art movement from Zagreb. New Tendencies (Nove tendencije) is a series of posters curated by Croatian artist Ivan Picelj, which originally took place at Zagreb’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU), in what was then Yugoslavia, from 1961 to 1969. It was an international movement of European artists and theorists who sought after working with new art techniques that differed from abstract expressionism and complex, non-geometric art.  Ivan Picelj is known as one of the most characteristic artists…
Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Sixteenth Century Belaj Castle Selling Croatian Wine Successfully

February the 23rd, 2022 - The gorgeous sixteenth century Belaj Castle, brought back to life with a Russian investment, has been selling Croatian-made wine very successfully and without any worries when it comes to timeframes. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marta Duic writes, the sommelier vice-champion of Croatia, Josip Oriskovic, presented ten wines from the Dvorac Belaj Winery (from Belaj Castle) at the Wine Club over recent days, three of which were premieres because the wines won't even be placed and available on the market until next week. Along with the Belaj Castle, which is located within the stunning and dramatic landscape of…
Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Croatian Company Infinum Raises Engineer Wages by 30 Percent

February the 23rd, 2022 - The Croatian company Infinum has made quite the name for itself over recent years and for all the right reasons. It seems that this leading Croatian digital product design and development company is about to bring about an even bigger smile on employee faces. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Lucija Spiljak writes, as a reward to its employees for excellent business results over the past year, the wildly successful Croatian company Infinum has increased its engineers' salaries by 30 percent, while the company-wide maximum number of days off a year has been increased to 30. Last year alone,…
Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Dalmatian Dog: Croatian National Bank Issues Special Motif Kuna Coins

February the 22nd, 2022 - As Croatia's accession to the Eurozone approaches, special motif kuna in gold and silver will be issued by the Croatian National Bank (CNB/HNB) showcasing the Dalmatian, a much loved dog breed which originates from Croatia's gorgeous Dalmatian coast. It won't be long before the Croatian national currency, the kuna, is rendered invalid and sent to the history books as the country enters the Eurozone, a move it had to promise to make in order to gain EU accession. The only countries which didn't have the make that promise and enjoyed opt-outs were Denmark and the…
Monday, 21 February 2022

Cold Cut Lover? PlataDoVrata Comes Up With Idea Unique in Croatia

February the 21st, 2022 - PlataDoVrata isn't merely a rhyme that someone accidentally invented, but the name of a real business concept from Zagreb's Savica, designed by MHP Alimentum trade. PlataDoVrata's system knows that plates of cold cuts are an indispensable part of every part of socialising, and as it usually happens, we're often pressed for time and are looking for a solution to alleviate these often stressful moments. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Ivan Tominac writes, it is the aforementioned concept that makes this possible, and your plate full of cold cuts arrives directly at your door. This was confirmed by the…
Monday, 21 February 2022

Split Startup UniCompoST Treats Biowaste, Creates Fertiliser for Plants

February the 21st, 2022 - The Split startup UniCompoST has created a system for treating biowaste and turning it into fertiliser for growing plants. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Lucija Spiljak writes, organised by the Croatian Association for Creativity and Innovation (HUKI), the global Social Impact Award (SIA) programme will be held in Croatia for the third time. The programme is implemented in more than 15 countries across Europe, Asia and Africa and includes more than 8,000 students and young people a year, and details about applications will be known soon. One of the winners of last year's edition of the SIA programme…
Saturday, 19 February 2022

The Mysterious Origins of the Dalmatian Dog

February 19, 2022 - Is the Dalmatian dog actually from Dalmatia? Inside the history of the spotted black-and-white creature. We’re all familiar with the unique breed that is the Dalmatian dog, whether it's thanks to a certain popular Disney film, or the countless fabric designs inspired by that distinctive polka-dot pattern. Based on its name, one would believe that the dog originates from the Dalmatian coast. And for Croatians, this would be an honour to have such a beloved dog breed associated with our country.  But actually, their supposed origins trace as far back to Ancient Egypt. King Cheops, who…
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