Sponsors – 2023

We proudly announce the sponsors and the donors of the 7th PhD Student Symposium!

Golden sponsors

AVL-AST Ltd Croatia was founded in 1996 with headquarters in Zagreb as a member of the AVL List GmbH. As a strategic partner, it is mainly oriented to software production, electrification, creation and implementation of software solutions for simulation, testing and optimization of all types of propulsion systems for passenger and commercial vehicles. AVL-AST is a significant partner to a large number of car manufacturers worldwide who, due to stringent environmental standards and fuel consumption reduction, need to continuously improve their products.

JADRANSKI NAFTOVOD, dioničko društvo (JANAF Plc.), with its registered office in Zagreb, Republic of Croatia, is managing an oil pipeline and storage system as a modern, efficacious and cost-efficient system of transportation and storage of crude oil and petroleum products. This oil pipeline system was designed and built in the period from 1974 to 1979 as an efficient oil transport system for both local and foreign users. By constructing and putting into operation the oil pipeline and storage system (1979) JANAF has become a strategically significant factor of supply security of the refineries in six countries of South Eastern and Central Europe, and today, is recognized as the EU strategic oil pipeline, through the project of common interest (PCI), entitled JANAF-Adria Pipelines. Besides crude oil transportation, JANAF’s core business includes storage of crude oil and petroleum products.

OIKON Ltd – Institute of Applied Ecology is a leading licensed and accredited consulting company/research institute in the field of applied ecology in Croatia and the region with 24 years of experience. Oikon’s specialties are nature and environmental protection, natural resource management, landscape analysis and design, industrial ecology, ecological modeling, renewable energy, sustainable mobility, environmental law, policy and economics, project management, remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS). Such a broad range of activities requires a broad range of expertise. Oikon employs experts covering as many as 16 disciplines. In addition to Croatia, Oikon has extensive experience in projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, Albania, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Cyprus, and collaborates with leading consulting firms throughout Europe.

Selvita Ltd is an integrated service provider aiming to deliver a set of comprehensive solutions supporting customers and projects within area of drug discovery and drug development to biotech and pharma companies both in Croatia and worldwide. We have a long research tradition in the fields of biology, chemistry, biomedicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and related scientific fields with the purpose of discovering new chemical and biological entities intended for the treatment of various diseases. We are a service organization; our scientists are working on projects, in collaboration with external partners, aimed at discovering a new drug or establishing test systems and platforms that improve the predictability of the research process.

Silver sponsors

INETEC is a Croatian high-tech company that has been operating on the global market for more than 30 years. The company develops and manufactures robots, instruments, software and probes for non – destructive testing in the nuclear, aerospace and medical industries. The key to success is a collaboration among diverse teams of experts – robotics, electronics, software and many others. Every employee is provided with mentoring and works with highly qualified experts. One of the unique projects INETEC is currently working on is the development of robotic systems for the ITER project – the world’s largest experimental fusion reactor. The company also participates in numerous research and development projects in cooperation with universities and scientific institutions. The most important resources of the organization are our members, their knowledge, skills, values ​​and motivation.

Ericsson Nikola Tesla Group is a regional provider of information-communication products and services in the operator segment, and a supplier of innovative information and communication solutions related to e-health, transport, public administration, e-environment, utilities, and multimedia communication. Their main values are professionalism, persistence, respect, and integrity, and they are open to all who share the same values and appreciate expertise and knowledge. Being an employee of this company provides an exquisite opportunity to work with the latest technologies, tackle challenging projects in international teams, participate in knowledge-sharing sessions, code reviews, as well as continuous training and certification.

Bronze sponsors

With over 70 years of experience, KEFO d.o.o. is the leading distributor of laboratory equipment, machines, and consumables throughout ex-Yugoslavia. Our expertise lies in fulfilling the needs of various industries, including pharmaceutical manufacturing, chemistry, biomedicine, and scientific research. Our comprehensive product and service offerings encompass everything necessary for laboratory setup, maintenance, and operation. This includes analytical instruments, a broad range of chemicals, reagents, and acids, as well as specialized equipment for biomedical research. We partner with top manufacturers worldwide to ensure that our customers receive the highest quality products and solutions, promoting safety and driving advancements in science.

Megatrend poslovna rješenja develop analytical solutions for renowned corporate clients in the banking, hotel and trade sectors with an emphasis on business decision support projects, advanced analytics, Big Data, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).
Our employees are top experts, extraordinary connoisseurs of the industries in which they apply Megatrend’s solutions and services.
These are people with leadership potential, creative, fully dedicated to their tasks and can work with people at any level of the organization.

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. METTLER TOLEDO provides weighing solutions that help customers by automating processes, increasing yields, controlling product quality and complying with industry standards and regulations. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found on the website www.mt.com.


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