Investment Guide

Osijek-Baranja County

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TERA TEHNOPOLIS d.o.o.,  a private limited company for the promotion of new technologies, innovations and entrepreneurship. It was established in 2002 as a result of cooperation between the University of J.J. Strossmayer, City of Osijek and Osijek-Baranja County.

The Company’s Mission is development of knowledge-based economy, using new and significantly improved existing technologies, commercialisation of publicly financed research projects of the University of J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek, regional development support and retention of enterprising and qualified workforce in the region. The Company has been fulfilling its Mission by incubating technology-based enterprises; developing and consulting services for the regional economy, public administration and self-government; technological restructuring of companies; intellectual property protection and through organising and coordinating scientific research and development projects for industrial needs in cooperation with the University’s members and other relevant institutions.

TERA TEHNOPOLIS, as part of Enterprise Europe Network – EEN, provides services for enterprises targeting the EU market, any through the project GREEN supports environmental protection improvement in business processes. Enterprise Europe Network emerged as an initiative of the European Commission to provide support to SMEs in creating preconditions for business expansion across the European market, placement of own products/services or transfer of technologies from abroad. EEN represents the most important supporting structure in Europe. It is based on the concept of “all services in one place” and is available to enterprises free of charge.



Scientific research and international cooperation

The current research staff profiled according to the teaching curriculum initiates research projects within the Faculty or during stays at other faculties in the country and abroad. Research fields encompass electromechanical engineering, electroenergetics, automatics, computing, communications, mechanical engineering, production organisation and mathematics and physics. In addition to researchers employed as teaching staff at the Faculty, about twenty researchers with corresponding scientific degrees from Slavonian economy are involved. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering has achieved vibrant collaboration with a series of scientific and educational institutions from Croatia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Germany, USA, Slovakia, Serbia, Sweden and other countries.


Bologna studies

In June 2005, at the proposal of the National Council for Higher Education, the Minister of Science, Education and Sports issued permissions for the implementation of new university undergraduate and graduate studies of electrical engineering and computing and professional study programmes at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Osijek, harmonised with the Bologna Declaration. The Senate of the University of J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek, at its session held on 20 February 2006, adopted a decision on the structure and implementation of university postgraduate doctoral study programme of Electrical Engineering with the following specialisations: Electroenergetics and Communications and Informatics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, fully harmonises with the Bologna Declaration.


Lifelong education

There are two very significant and comprehensive lifelong education programmes being conducted at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering:

1. Professional improvement of authorises electrical engineers and

2. Information technology education and improvement


Information base, Internet and networking technologies

The University of Osijek has been connected using this modern technology since the early days when CARNet Academic Network was introduced in Croatia (1994), and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering spearheaded these efforts by nurturing human resources, collecting and transferring knowledge and tools and adding to its equipment. The application of new technologies and keeping pace with global achievements made the Faculty one of the major centres for technologies of this kind in Croatia.


There are five levels of FEE’s experts’ engagement in this area:

(a) LAN (local network)

(b) Website

(c) CARNet remote classroom

(d) CARNet Centre

(e) Cisco Networking Academy

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, CARNet’s regional educational centre and local centre for world leading Cisco Networking Academy.



Since its early days, FEE Osijek has paid special attention to publishing activity. Over the years and with arrivals of new researchers and professors, publishing activity has grown stronger, both in terms of numbers and structure of editions and the quality of editions.

The Faculty’s publishing activity is structured in several categories: a) textbooks, b) monographs and collected papers, c) documents and brochures.



Osijek Software City project was launched in the beginning of 2012., by local software development companies aiming to make an impact on the local community.
Project objectives
1) To increase the attractiveness of the software development industry in Osijek.
2) To increase the competitiveness of individual software developers on the market.
3) To encourage entrepreneurship in the ICT sector.
The regional ICT industry is currently characterized by the chronic lack of trained personnel, and this project wants to change that by emphasizing the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate employment in companies operating in this field. Project activities encourage people of all ages and professions (high school students, college students, unemployed, dissatisfied with the current status, etc.) to work on their education by themselves for those business niches they would like to work in. Additionally, we also present them specific ICT niches in which they are most likely to get hired.
The long-term objective of the project is to achieve the perception of Osijek as a city in which ICT professionals live and work, as well as the city in which great deal of good software producing companies operate. Such recognition brings with it a number of advantages: positive image of the city, incentive to new investors, contribution to a healthier economy, recommendation for potential clients and "springboard" for startup companies...
One year after starting of the Osijek Software City project, this initiative was formalized by establishing Osijek Software City non-profit association. Tomislav Bilić (Inchoo) was elected as president of the Association, Nandino Lončar is General Secretary (Inchoo), and remaining Executive Board members are Dejan Bešir (BetaWare), Zorin Radovančević (Escape), Matija Kopić (Farmeron), Denis Sušac (Mono Software), Ivan Lozančić (Poslovanje 2 - Gauss Development) and Zvonimir Radoš (Adcon). According to the Statute of the Association, a member of the Association can be any legally competent domestic or foreign adult, as well as legal entities.



BIOS’ Technology Section is the third structure within the Incubator which has secured the needed expansion of capacity. 2000 m2 of new office space is intended for start-up enterprises who carry out an activity or develop projects in the areas of ICT, multimedia, digital graphics, bioinformatics, biotechnology, electrical engineering, electronic business transactions or use innovative business concepts.

The new Technology Section is intended for everyone who has a project based on advance technologies. It is not necessary to have a registered craft or firm, a contract is signed based on your project. Therefore, everyone who has an advanced-tech based project including scientific institutions, students, innovators, SMEs or large companies may apply for the lease of offices and BIOS’ services.

The establishing of the Technology Section within the Incubator benefits the development of adequate business environment, as the research and development conducted within high-tech companies.

Within this Section, the incubator provides access to special equipment, and it is also planned to furnish a lab; in doing so, the Incubator offers services that speed up the innovation creation process and stimulate cooperation and connecting between companies of this type in the region. The work of the Technology Section will build up the cooperation of knowledge-based companies with the regional academic community.

The tech building also comprises a conference hall sized 100 m2, fitted with modern education and learning equipment (audio and video devices and wireless internet connection). In this way, the hall boosts the quality of the current educational facilities in terms of enterprise topics, but also the manner of adopting appropriate professional skills and abilities. The hall is easily converted to IT classroom equipped with 13 laptops, thus enabling organisation of advanced computing seminars.

BIOS Tech Section is a place where entrepreneurs can get sophisticated facilities and equipment in one place, but also quality business education, including the development of business skills, accounting, legal and other consultation and business and project management training.

The entire Tech Section is provided with free and fast internet access, and the access and use of BIOS database is in plans, as well as access to other information services, ICT and e-business support and web hosting services.

With the aim of encouraging technology transfers, agreements have been signed on cooperation between the BIOS Business Incubator and the following faculties: Faculty of Economics in Osijek, Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Osijek and Faculty of Agriculture in Osijek. Cooperation has been arranged with the Faculty of Medicine in Osijek, Department of Chemistry and with the Faculty of Food Technology in Osijek. Within the frame of the new Tech Section, there is already one new spin-out company operating. Informatički klaster Slavonije - IKS (Slavonia IT Cluster - IKS) has played a major role in advising start-up enterprises in the new Tech Section, and preparations are underway for admitting three more BIOS’ tenants in the IKS Cluster.


Slavonia IT Cluster

Informatički klaster Slavonije – IKS (Slavonia IT Cluster) has been organised to meet the need of grouping IT companies in our region in order to provide a more complete offer to clients and prepare for the arrival of large international corporations to this market segment. There are nine IT companies in the Cluster, operating a wide range of activities from developing ERP applications, banking applications, web applications and specialised applications through project development, network setup, traffic measurement and error and network overload diagnostics, to sales and installation of hardware and comprehensive system integration. All these tasks, on different platforms via certified IT professionals, can be provided by the Cluster to all current and future consignees of member-companies. The Cluster employs a total of more than 130 people, more than 100 of them IT experts, which is a respectable number of experts in one place at the scale of Croatia, but also of the wider region.