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									                                CATALOGUE of ManuFuture National and Regional
                                         Technological Platforms

1. General information
 Flag & Logo: TP name:                                         Contact person (coordinator)
               Dalmatian Technological Platform of             Prof. Ivica Veža
               Production Processes (ManuFuture HR-
                                                               Tel.: +38521305777
                                                               Email: ivica.veza@fesb.hr


2. Coordinating institution:
University of Split
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
R. Boskovica bb
HR-21000 Split

3. Technical objectives:
A currently process of globalisation and structural changes, make it clear that Croatia with its regions must
increasingly have to rely on its innovation capacity in the future to remain competitive internationally on
global market. With new products introduction based on innovative methods and technologies it is possible to
achieve new working places and higher living standard. On the other side Croatia must came in the position to
develop and market innovative products and services with higher VAT. Technical objectives on regional level
(Dalmatian region) must be innovation production with high value-added potential and to cover several stages
of the supply chain in different sectors (especially in shipbuilding, automotive and machine tools industries).
For realisation of this objective it is very important to achieve close interaction and communication between
researcher on university and institutes with employers in industry enterprises. In the development of
innovative products and services besides OEM must be particularly involved very small, small and medium
The detailed objectives are as follows:
 development of the domestic strategy and core competencies,
 increased regional education (development of an ongoing fundaments for a successful entrepreneurship),
 development of new products and services with higher VAT in the companies (introduce innovative
    production methods and technologies),
 technological and organisational reengineering and restructure of existing companies,
 regional networking and integration,
 improving cooperation within Supply Chain (between companies in the valued-added chain),
 development of networking procedures with other regions (in Croatia and around),
 development of networks of innovation (networking between research institutes),
 development of small and medium entrepreneurship,
 to prepare the Croatia organisations for 7 FP,
 to create modern R&D infrastructure: Regional Technological Parks and Centres, Competences Network
    Centres etc.
4. Relevance to national economy:
The proposed Technological Platform is introduced for Dalmatian region (consist of 4 of total 21 County in
Croatia). The proposal R&D sector of the Platform is based on existing fundamental sectors in region which
correspond with ManuFuture research themes (strategic fields of action), especially developments of new
products and services with higher VAT. Based on experience in setting the Technological Platform for
Dalmatian, development of ManuFuture is planed for whole Croatian industry. Main objectives of Croatian
ManuFuture would be inclusion of Croatian enterprises in global network and further development of
domestic innovation capacity. With realisation of this plan, Croatia will become a site for scientific and
economical investments.

5. Sectors within the TP:
 producers of large new ocean-going ships comprises of all types and purposes (container ships, ferry,
  special-purpose ships, tanker, passenger, off-shore objects ect. and specially modern yachts with high
 producers of components and modules for the automotive industry (OEM),
 producers of specially machine tools and complex die-moulding for different type of industry,
 producers of special machines, ship engines and other machines and devices, including for military
  purposes, electric and communication,
 producers of renewable energy sources (solar, wind, fuel cell)
 manufacturers of new material, especially aluminium and aluminium alloy, and products of it,
 producers of non-metallic products (wood, furniture, stone, cement, plastic etc.).

6. ManuFuture pillars tackled by the TP:
   New, added-value products and services              YES

   New business models                                 YES

   New advanced industrial engineering                 YES

   New emerging manufacturing science and              YES

   Transformation of existing R&D and education        YES
    infrastructure to support world-class

7. Research & Development activities:
At EU level:
Universities in Dalmatian Region were intensively collaborating on research and development activities with
Fraunhofer-IPA Stuttgart an projects:
 Advanced Production Planning and Control in Shipbuilding Industry,
 Production Planning and Control in Fractal Factory,

and Fraunhofer-IPK Berlin on projects:
 Assembly Line Balancing by Means of Computer,
 ESPRIT 2202 ESPRIT -Project 2202 (CIM PLATO - Planning Tools).

From 2006 to 2008 the University participate on the project on University of Cranfield:
 Accelerating Relationships through Information Exchange in Logistics (ARIEL)
At national level:
   Analysis and Modelling of Network Enterprises,
   Design and Manufacturing Process Integration,
   Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of Metal Forming Processes,
   Welding Process in Modern Shipbuilding Industry.

     Strategic Research Agenda (SRA)             NO

        If the SRA exists, please attach it.

8. Stake holders:
   49 Companies from the sectors mentioned,
   3 Universities and 3 High Schools,
   4 Regional Chamber of Commerce (Zadar, Šibenik, Split and Dubrovnik),
   Automotive Parts Producers (4 companies),
   Association of Aluminium Production (8 companies),
   Machine Tools Producers (3 companies),
   Shipbuilding Cluster (2 big and about 50 SME).

Interaction with global companies:
   Volkswagen
   MAN
   Renault
   Peugeot
   Ford
   Ketterer Maschinenbau
9. Geographical localization (map, localization of participants):

                                                                         6 big companies including: Shipyard Split, Shipyard
                                                                          Trogir, AD Plastic, TLM Šibenik,
                                                                         3 universities and 3 high schools,
                                                                         Automotive Parts Producers (4 companies),
                                                                         Association of Aluminium Production (8
                                                                         Machine Tools Producers (3 companies),
                                                                         Shipbuilding Cluster (2 big and about 50 SME)




               Universities and Scientific Institutes

               Companies from Manufacturing
               Technological Centres and
               Development Agencies


10. Interactions with other NRTPs:
This NRPT is the pilot platform in Croatia.

11. Special national programmes:
 Innovation Technology Development Program (HITRA),
 Development of Knowledge Based Enterprises (RAZUM),
 Development of New Technologies Core (JEZGRA),
 Ordered projects of Ministry of Science, Education and Sport (MZOS).
12. Funding instruments:
 Ministry of the Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship,
 Ministry of Science, Education and Sport (through research grants, ordered projects and targeted projects),
 Structural Funds,
 Integrated Pre-Accession Instrument – IPA,
 Chamber of Economy, Industry & Technology Department.

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