ARCA 2021: 19th International Innovation Exhibition
From 14 to 16 October, the National and University Library in Zagreb will be hosting ARCA 2021, organised by The Union of Croatian Innovators as this year’s, the 19th, International Innovation Exhibition. The exhibition, which has been promoting inventions and innovations for almost two decades, is the largest gathering of inventors and innovators in Croatia, and as such included in the calendar of events of the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA), one of the exhibition’s co-organisers.
The exhibition programme will present the latest innovations from Croatia, China, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Poland, Slovenia and Serbia, developed by individuals, research teams in private sector businesses and public sector enterprises, innovations designed in academic institutions and public institutes, as well as by high-profile companies and start-ups, in almost every field of human activity, ranging from industry to daily life.
Particular attention will be given to innovations by young authors, Croatian secondary-school and university students, for whom, as well as for primary school pupils, special STEM-related programme and workshops will be organised.
The exhibition will open on 14 October, at 10.00, and close with the awards ceremony as part of which the best innovation will be awarded ARCA Innovation Grand Prix, the exhibition’s top prize.
Apart from IFIA, the exhibition’s co-organisers are the Croatian Association of Technical Culture (CATC) and University of Zagreb, and it will take place under the auspices of the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, Croatian Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts and Croatian Chamber of Economy.
All exhibition programmes and events are free of charge for all visitors, who will be required to abide by all measures to combat the COVID-19 epidemic.