Excursions


 

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Rafting on the Mrežnica River

Enjoy a professionally guided rafting excursion in one of the most beautiful continental retreats in Croatia. With crystal clear water and unspoiled nature, rafting on the Mrežnica River is a perfect opportunity for adventure and refreshment. Don't forget to bring your own swimming suit or shorts, sunscreen, sneakers and water.

ebanka

Cooperative for ethical finance is a Croatian Cooperative managing the launch of the first ethical bank in Croatia - ebanka. Mission of the cooperative, which is led by a physicist and has a team of mathematicians, economists, lawyers etc., is to become a transparent, democratic, solidary financial institution that ensures its members financing on the best possible terms, continuous advisory support in their business and proactive reduction of risk through connecting members into economic ensembles. The Cooperative will establish an ethical development bank owned by its clients that helps improvement of people's lives and wellbeing of communities.

http://ebanka.eu/

 


 

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The Plitvice Lakes National Park

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and one of the first natural sites worldwide to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is known worldwide for it's waterfalls and 16 interconnected lakes separated by natural dams of travertine, with the color of water changing constantly depending on the conditions, and ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. It is also home to many endemic species. Needless to say more, The Plitvice Lakes is a must-see!

KONČAR - Electrical Engineering Institute, Inc.

Končar Electrical Engineering Institute is a company specializing in design and manufacturing of transformers, rotating machines, switching devices, wind turbines and rail vehicles. It also offers specialized solutions for control and monitoring of electric power equipment and systems. Končar Institute is known for their quality products all over the world.

http://www.koncar-institut.hr/

 


 

The Plitvice Lakes National Park

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and one of the first natural sites worldwide to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is known worldwide for it's waterfalls and 16 interconnected lakes separated by natural dams of travertine, with the color of water changing constantly depending on the conditions, and ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. It is also home to many endemic species. Needless to say more, The Plitvice Lakes is a must-see!

Rolling Stock Factory Gredelj (TŽV Gredelj)

Did you know that Croatia produces its own trains? As a part of the CROTRAM consortium, TŽV Gredelj takes part in the production of stylish and functional low-floor tram, which you will surely use during your stay in Zagreb. The factory was founded in 1894 as main workshop of the Hungarian State Railways for repair and general overhaul of steam locomotives. Throughout more than 120 years of tradition and experience, it has become one of the leading companies in the region in the field of designing and manufacturing new types of railway vehicles, as well as in reconstruction and modernization of all types of railway vehicles.

http://tzv-gredelj.hr/

 


 

Image source: www.crikvenica.hr

 

Crikvenica

Join this excursion to spend a day simply relaxing, swimming and sunbathing on a beach in this popular destination on the Adriatic coast.

Center for Micro and Nano Sciences and Technologies

Center for Micro and Nano Sciences and Technologies at the University of Rijeka was founded in 2010 as an interdiciplinary research center. It hosts faculty members and students from the departments of physics, mechanical engineering, medicine and biotechnology. Here, scientists focus their research on the following topics: - quantum and nonlinear optics - macromolecular research - surface physics and materials - precision engineering - colloids, polyelectrolytes and interfaces

http://www.cmnzt.uniri.hr/en/

 


 

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The Trakošćan Castle

Trakošćan Castle, dating back to the 13th century, is today one of the best preserved historic buildings in Croatia. It emerged as a small medieval castle, but over time was converted to a residence. In 1954 it was finally established as a museum which has valuable collections of paintings, furniture, weapons and other items which are exposed in original spatial units that present aristocratic life through history of Trakošćan and it's owners. Following the tour of the museum, we will spend some time by the Trakošćan Lake where you can just enjoy the scenery, have a drink or rent a pedal boat.

Hypersphere

Hypersphere Ltd is a Croatian startup R&D Company based on an astrophysicist's idea. The Hypersphere HS-5k system for continuous surveillance represents a disruptive innovation for two major fast-growing industries - unmanned aerial vehicles and remote sensing. Numerous conceptual, technical and business advantages give this product an edge over existing solutions in the aforementioned industries. The Hypersphere is comprised of unmanned aerial vehicle with extended endurance, and of the communication and ground infrastructure required for providing the field information in real time. The HS-5k system supports a wide variety of continuous surveillance missions, and is at the same time less expensive to use than any existing equivalent solution, based either on unmanned or manned aircrafts, or just on the ground surveillance infrastructure.

http://www.hipersfera.hr/

 


 

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Paintball

Paintball match in an abandoned building in the woods.

Rudjer Innovations Ltd.

Rudjer Innovations Ltd. is a company specializing in the commercialization of innovations and technology transfer owned by the Ruđer Bošković Institute. It is open to the scientific community, researchers and innovators, whom it assists in the commercialization of innovations and the results of scientific research, as well as companies that want to apply the knowledge of the scientific community in their operations.

http://www.r-i.hr/

 


 

Image source: www.tz-samobor.hr

 

Samobor

Samobor is a town well-known as the tourism mecca of continental Croatia. Magnificent promenades in the town itself, protected forests at its perimeter and gourmet specialities are the strongest lure for the visitors. After we go sightseeing make sure to try the popular Samoborska kremšnita, a custard cream and puff pastry dessert, one of the hallmarks of Samobor.

The Krško Nuclear Power Plant

The Krško Nuclear Power Plant is located in the Municipality of Krško, Slovenia. The plant was connected to the power grid on October 2, 1981 and went into commercial operation on January 15, 1983. It was built as a joint venture by Slovenia and Croatia which were at the time both part of Yugoslavia. The power plant provides more than one-quarter of Slovenia's and 15% of Croatia's power.

http://www.nek.si/en/

 


 

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Sljeme

We'll take a hike to Sljeme, the top of Medvednica mountain, and a favourite weekend retreat for many. On this excursion, you'll have a chance to enjoy walk through a beautiful forest and view over Zagreb. Today, Sljeme is also known as home to the VIP Snow Queen Trophy slalom race, a part of FIS Ski World Cup.

After our hike, you're in for a treat. We'll have the first ever ICPS lecture out in the open! Swiss Space Systems representative will tell you all about their plans here in Croatia under clear skies of Medvednica.

S3

Swiss Space Systems - S3 aims at developing, manufacturing, assembling, integrating and testing suborbital spaceships in order to operate the launch of small satellites as from 2018. Their objective is to democratize access to space by enabling emerging markets, countries, universities and research institutes to do what has not been possible for them up to now: deploy their own satellites. S3 recently opened a branch in Croatia, where they plan to build a spaceport.

http://www.s-3.ch/en/home

 


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