Why choose the Metal Centre in Čakovec?

  • Propulsive metalworking and ICT industry in Međimurje
  • Geostrategic position (connection with Zagreb, close to external markets)
  • Stimulating Entrepreneurial Supporting Environment (Knowledge Center)
  • Collaboration with other scientific-research institutions
  • Laboratory for the Internet of Things (IoT) and a prototyping laboratory for research in cooperation with entrepreneurs

The Metal Centre will carry out activities of knowledge and technology transfer, and offer development program services, preincubation and incubation for new businesses based on research results. The Metal Centre as a research infrastructure will engage the networking activities of scientists, researchers, scientific research institutions, educational institutions and entrepreneurs, who will be able to share experiences, knowledge and skills within the infrastructure.

The Concept of action of The Metal Centre foresees the collaboration of the scientific-research sector, the business sector (metal industry) and the public sector (Međimurje County with supporting institutions), respectively creating a triple helix effect that will contribute to solving development problems of Međimurje County and the wider region, as well as strengthening regional competitiveness.

The building will consist of a ground floor and a gallery.

The architectural project and the Equipment Project provide the following Rooms of the Metal Centre Čakovec building:

Space for research work – laboratories

  • Laboratory for Internet of Things
  • Prototyping Laboratory
  • Modular workshops
  • Office rooms – 10 offices

Common areas

  • Management room with the offices of management, employees and joint services
  • Showroom
  • Conference room
  • Informatics classroom
  • Social lounge (lounge)
  • Kitchen
  • Toilets.

The planned facilities are arranged within the existing building so that the existing building structure and its architectural features are respected.

Most of the activities of the Metals Centre will be conducted by the Research and Development Department, namely its two laboratories: The Internet Laboratory (IoT) and the Laboratory for Prototyping and through the Department of Technology.

The Metal Centre will carry out activities of knowledge and technology transfer, and offer development program services, preincubation and incubation for new businesses based on research results. The Metal Centre as a research infrastructure will engage the networking activities of scientists, researchers, scientific research institutions, educational institutions and entrepreneurs, who will be able to share experiences, knowledge and skills within the infrastructure.

The Concept of action of The Metal Centre foresees the collaboration of the scientific-research sector, the business sector (metal industry) and the public sector (Međimurje County with supporting institutions), respectively creating a triple helix effect that will contribute to solving development problems of Međimurje County and the wider region, as well as strengthening regional competitiveness. The building will consist of a ground floor and a gallery.

The architectural project and the Equipment Project provide the following Rooms of the Metal Centre Čakovec building:

Space for research work – laboratories

  • Laboratory for Internet of Things
  • Prototyping Laboratory
  • Modular workshops
  • Office rooms – 10 offices

Common areas

  • Management room with the offices of management, employees and joint services
  • Showroom
  • Conference room
  • Informatics classroom
  • Social lounge (lounge)
  • Kitchen
  • Toilets.

The planned facilities are arranged within the existing building so that the existing building structure and its architectural features are respected.

Most of the activities of the Metals Centre will be conducted by the Research and Development Department, namely its two laboratories: The Internet Laboratory (IoT) and the Laboratory for Prototyping and through the Department of Technology.

Department for Research and Development

Most of the activities of the Metal Centre will be conducted through the Department for Research and Development. Namely its two laboratories: Laboratory for Internet of Things (IoT) and the Laboratory for Prototyping.

Department for Research and Development

Most of the activities of the Metal Centre will be conducted through the Department for Research and Development. Namely its two laboratories: Laboratory for Internet of Things (IoT) and the Laboratory for Prototyping.

Technology Department

The Technology Department will support the Research and Development Department in carrying out scientific-research activities, focusing on the application of research results to users from the industry or the market.

Technology Department

The Technology Department will support the Research and Development Department in carrying out scientific-research activities, focusing on the application of research results to users from the industry or the market.

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Address:

Development and Educational Centre for the Metal Industry – Metal Centre Čakovec

Bana Josipa Jelačića 22 D
40 000 Čakovec
Hrvatska

Contact:

T: +385 (0) 40 395 560
F: +385 (0) 40 395 142

PIN: 44226932013
IBAN: HR8324070001100057905 (OTP bank, Split)

The institution was registered in the Court Registry of the Commercial Court in Varaždin under the registered office number 070164393, the President of the Board of Directors - Ana Kralj.

This project is co-funded by EU.

Project name: Development and Educational Centre for the Metal Industry – Metal Centre Čakovec
Project Promoter: Međimurska County
Total value of the project: 35.629.523,12
Amount of EU funds: 31,290,223.12
Project Implementation Period: 1 July 2018 - 1 April 2020

The project is being implemented within the framework of the OP "Competitiveness and Cohesion" for the period 2014-2020, under the call " Investing into organizational reform and infrastructure within the sector of research, development and innovation".