Anyone that has in any way participated in the activities regarding healthcare informatization in Croatia over the past decade, is aware of the demanding transformation journey made towards what is today one of the most successful national e-Health systems in Europe. Being aware of all the challenges that needed to be dealt with on such a journey, made engaging in a similar endeavor in a foreign country rather bold, which is why we can be extremely proud of the fact that we have recently successfully finished the project of Integrated Health Information System of Armenia.
The moment has arrived for Zagreb to become one of the smart cities of the future.
For the first time in Croatia, the most relevant ICT companies were gathered to collaborate on a joint project with the aim of improving Zagreb citizens’ lives. Four teams developed four different ideas, and the one that gets the largest number of votes will be implemented. We would like to point out SmartZET solution, which is completely in line with our Networked Society vision, and is developed, among other, by Ericsson Nikola Tesla expert Mićo Dujak.
In 2015, Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) for the first time engaged in the occasion of celebrating International Girls in ICT Day, on behalf of the Republic of Croatia, which is a member of ITU (International Telecommunication Union). The celebration of the Day was initiated by ITU, and today over 140 countries across the world celebrate it.On the occasion of this Day, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in April every year, in collaboration with project partners, Ericsson Nikola Tesla Company and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb, HAKOM undertakes activities, to raise awareness among girls on successful career and the advantages of ICT sector. Moreover, this is seen as an opportunity to pool the capabilities of all factors in Croatia that support this initiative, as well as other similar ones, related to ICT occupation.
In line with the framework agreement between Crnogorski Telekom and Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Rüdiger Schulz, CEO of Crnogorski Telekom and Gordana Kovačević, MSc, the President of Ericsson Nikola Tesla, signed on 26 April in Podgorica an agreement on collaboration related to Crnogorski Telekom's new investment cycle in the areas of radio access and mobile core networks until the end of 2018.
Positive developments in Croatia’s innovation environment have sparked Sweden’s interest to join efforts and create a platform for sharing experiences with regard to what constitutes successful innovation ecosystems, with the aim of a more active economic cooperation between the two countries. The first seminar on this subject, held on Thursday, April 7, was organized by Business Sweden, Swedish Trade and Invest Council, and Embassy of Sweden, with the support of Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Croatia.
Ericsson Nikola Tesla has together with Vipnet implemented the first Radio Dot system in Croatia. This cutting edge Ericsson solution for indoor mobile network coverage is implemented on Vipnet network in Ericsson Nikola Tesla premises in Zagreb. After this initial implementation, further ones are planned, which will significantly improve the quality of mobile communication.
This year the World Health Day that we celebrate on 7 April is dedicated to fight against diabetes under the slogan „Beat Diabetes“. Diabetes is one of the globally most widespread health challenges and also one of the largest European ones given that 32 million of EU citizens are living with this disease. Faced with the issue of a relatively small number of patients who respond well to therapy and live with no complications, Croatia initiated an ICT pilot project – Bring your blood glucose metre to your local Health Centre in which Ericsson Nikola Tesla is the technology partner.
The official ceremony to mark the successful closure of two projects co-funded from the Operational Programme Regional Competitiveness 2007-2013 through the RC.2.2.08 Call „Capacity Building for Research, Development and Innovation” was held in Ericsson Nikola Tesla's premises today. Both projects worth almost 11 million Kuna in total (HRK 10,936,535) ran for 16 months during which the participants demonstrated that efficient collaboration between the academic research community and industry partners can give rise to creative and multiply applicable results the value of which transcends the national borders. The project beneficiary of the „Integrated hardware-software system for environmental parameters monitoring in micro locations“(abbreviated to IPPSO) is the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health and the beneficiary of the project „Information and communication technology for generic and energy-efficient communication solutions with application in e-/m-health“ (abbreviated to ICTGEN) is the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. Ericsson Nikola Tesla was the industry partner in both projects.
Development of One Stop Shop for Joint Information System of Land Registry and Cadaster (JIS) by Ericsson Nikola Tesla won an expert’s award as Project of the Year. The award is given by the Croatian branch of the international Project Management Institute (PMI) and it aims to encourage the project management culture. The prestigious recognition was given to project manager Tihomir Čukman by PhD. Al Zeitoun, director of the PMI Management Board, who was also one of the main speakers in this year’s, three day long PMI Forum. PhD. Zeitoun pointed out on the occasion that the essence of project management is exactly in high-quality selection of associates, which in coordination “go in the same direction”.