Podravka Group and Zagreb University sign Cooperation Agreement

The agreement includes cooperation on devising the education program and training professionals, as well as international cooperation on development and research projects.

Podravka Management Board president Zvonimir Mršić, and chancellor to the Zagreb University Damir Boras signed in Koprivnica today an Agreement on Cooperation between the Zagreb University and Podravka Group.

Understanding the significance of networking the scientific community and the economy, and in the spirit of recognizing the possibilities of mutual cooperation with the purpose of strengthening the competition in the economy, with this Agreement Podravka Group and the University confirmed their readiness for mutual scientific and expert cooperation.

"Even before this agreement, Podravka Group has cooperated with individual parts of the Zagreb University, and with this Agreement we are bringing this cooperation to a higher, umbrella level. If we wish to be competitive in the global market, we must invest more in research and development of our company in order to reach significant competitive advantage, in cooperation with the University and with the knowledge we have in Croatia. Anyway, Zagreb University provides high quality of their work and they are currently working on projects that we could benefit from greatly. Together with them we create new development projects that will make Podravka, and thus the Croatian economy, more competitive in the global market" Podravka Management Board president Zvonimir Mršić said on the occasion of today's signing of the Cooperation Agreement with the Zagreb University.

"Zagreb University holds a significant scientific potential and numerous scientists who are working in the areas in which Podravka needs additional research. It has an excellent research capacity, grand comparing to the average in Croatia, and the University has access to international projects that are necessary for this modern technology to develop. Of course, Podravka has recognized this, and we have recognized that Podravka is a Croatian company that can achieve that which is a strategic goal of the Republic of Croatia, and that is close cooperation of the University and research with the economy. There can be no better example than Podravka, which is a world, and global company, something we are often not aware of, but our University knows this very well and we are therefore very satisfied that today we can conclude this agreement“ – Zagreb University chancellor Damir Boras said.

The cooperation will develop in the direction of connecting the scientists from the University and Podravka Group experts, and so individual parts of the University will connect with Podravka regarding food, and with Belupo regarding pharmaceutical part, and all with the purpose of innovation and technology transfer. The agreement includes cooperation on devising the education program and training professionals, as well as international cooperation on development and research projects.