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Published: 2017-11-06 at 15:42
LABUST’s aPad won a gold medal at...

Our latest and hottest product an aPad won a gold medal at International Trade Fair (IENA 2017) which was held from 2nd November until 5th November 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany. In the competition of more than 800 innovations from 31 countries of the world, Croatian innovators have won nine medals. LABUST won a gold medal for its aPad product in the competition of the Universities, Faculties, and Institutions. aPad is an autonomous unmanned surface marine vehicle that independently communicates with other marine robots and can perform a complex mission to end users. The platform can be applied to different scientific areas such as underwater archeology, marine biology, maritime security, robotics, oceanography, mariculture, and hydrography. Our initial market research, end-users inquiries, and even first acquisition suggest the high market potential of the aPad. The award was taken by Matej Celega, who represented our laboratory at the fair.

LABUST together with other Croatian inventors took part in the fair in Nuremberg as part of a delegation led by the Union of Croatian Innovators and supported by the Ministry of Science and Education, the Croatian Community of Technical Culture and Croatian Chamber of Commerce.

Founded in 1948, iENA has emerged the reputation as one of the world’s three top invention fairs, on par with the International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva and the Invention and New Product Exposition in Pittsburgh. 

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.