Closing Ceremony of Ericsson Nikola Tesla Summer Camp 2016
Traditionally, this summer as well, graduate students of numerous faculties from Croatia and abroad worked in Zagreb and Split in Ericsson Nikola Tesla Summer Camp. On September 28, 2016, the closing of Summer Camp was marked with day-long activities in the Company premises, encompassing poster presentations and demo sessions. This year, an enormous interest was shown for the sessions during which numerous guests walked around stands talking to students and mentors who worked on projects. Along with students and their mentors, the closing ceremony was attended by numerous representatives of faculties, and was followed by students and mentors in our R&D in Split via video link.
President of Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Gordana Kovačević, MSc welcomed the guests and highlighted that for more than 65 years, the Company has a quality and fruitful cooperation with the academic community. This two-way collaboration is constantly being adapted, developed and improved through joint R&D projects, exchange of knowledge and experience, and the participation of our experts in the educational process of faculties. Over time, Ericsson Nikola Tesla Summer Camp became a recognizable and valued brand, because it represents an excellent example of quality collaboration of economy and academic community. More than 700 students, who participated in the Summer Camp throughout these 16 years, had a unique opportunity to work in real ICT industry environment, and with the help of mentors, to participate in the process of creating the latest technology products, solutions and services.
Talking about the history of Summer Camp, Professor Darko Huljenić, PhD, Ericsson Nikola Tesla Manager for Technology & Scientific Activities, highlighted that the organization, way of working and the collaboration with faculties changed and adapted to the requirements of technology and economy over the years. This all started in 2001, when Summer Camp was established in cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. In the meantime, the cooperation was established with 20 various faculties in Croatia and abroad. This year, we are proud to present the variety of different topics, partners and Camp participants. In the work of this year's Camp, 62 students from 16 different faculties from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina participated. With the help of 57 mentors, they worked on 26 projects in interesting areas such as a loT, Big Data, e/m Health and R&D tools.
For successful collaboration during this year's Ericsson Nikola Tesla Summer Camp, recognitions were presented to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Split, the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek, the Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb, the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Centre for Croatian Studies University of Zagreb, the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, the Polytechnic of Zagreb, Algebra - University College for Applied Computer Engineering, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, the Faculty of Transport and Communications, University of Sarajevo, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computing, University of Mostar, and the Rochester Institute of Technology Croatia.
On behalf of the Academia, Associate Professor, Gordan Gledec, PhD, Vice Dean for Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, thanked on the granted recognitions.
The Summer Camp projects were addressed by Professor Bojan Jelaković, PhD, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Assistant Professor Tihana Galinac Grbac, PhD, Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, Professor Ivan Pejić, PhD, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Tamara Pracaić, speech therapist and the President of the Association “Logopedi bez granica“ and Matea Kovač, external associate of the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, and also an employee of Ericsson Nikola Tesla.
Head of Summer Camp, Professor Saša Dešić, PhD, briefly presented the projects and the students of this year’s Summer Camp. A student of computing from Split, a female student of electrical engineering from Zagreb, and a student of psychology from Zagreb talked about their work experience during Summer Camp.
For all of them, working in the Summer Camp represents an excellent experience and a good foundation for continuing collaboration on other projects.
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