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Published: 2017-09-26 at 15:30
Our member Matej Celega participated...

UNIZG-FER LABUST member Matej Celega participated at the 6th edition of the Festival of Science and Innovation "Trieste NEXT" on 21st - 23rd September 2017. The festival was held in Trieste, Italy, the European capital of science for the year 2020. LABUST member in collaboration with Maritime Technology Cluster FVG Scarl and ISSIA – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche presented aPad, a product of a spin-off company H2O Robotics. aPad a revolutionary multipurpose platform is a result of years of work and experience of the laboratories in various research and development scientific projects.

This year's festival has visited about 50,000 visitors. The largest interest of aPad and LABUST was shown by students and potential business and research partners, which is an excellent motivation for further work and confirmation of invested effort and knowledge. “Sea” was in the focus of the festival, with key topics such as Marine Biology, Trendy Maritime Engineering, Research in Antarctica and many other sea-related professions. Festival launched two major initiatives with the idea of joining the business and research world: "EuroBioHighTech" and "NEXT Maritime Technologies' Day"; within which it’s a more detailed presentation of aPad products and work of the LABUST was held.

“Trieste NEXT” 2017 was organised by National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics - OGS, International School of Advanced Studies - SISSA, City of Trieste and Venezie Post.

Alan Vukić
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691980.