ARCA 2022- The First 20 Years
Organized by the Croatian Community of Innovators, the jubilee 20th international innovation exhibition ARCA 2022 was held from October 13 to 15, 2022, in the National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia.
More than 200 innovations from a 12 countries were presented at the exhibition, which are the result of the imagination of individual innovators, the research and development community and innovative start-up companies from Croatia and abroad.
Prof. Dr. Miljenko Simpraga, president of the Croatian Union of Innovators, pointed out in his welcome speech that ARCA is the only such exhibition in the world that has been held continuously for 20 years in person, including the two pandemic years.
At the opening, the gathering was greeted by Prof. Dr. Tomislav Josip Mlinaric, the newly elected vice-chancellor for innovation, technology transfer, and cooperation with the economy of the University of Zagreb (the largest Croatian university), who referred to the role of innovation and new technologies in stimulating the economy. The audience was warmly greeted by the IFIA director Mr. Zoran Barisic, who spoke on behalf of the IFIA president Dr. Alireza Rastegar. The audience was also greeted by the representative of the City of Zagreb, Ms. Madeleine Wolf, the head of the Innovation Sector of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Ms. Diana Krcmar, the state secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Zdravko Tusek, while the 20th international innovation exhibition ARCA 2022 was officially opened by the envoy of the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, and the Mayor of Mursko Sredisce, Mr. Drazen Srpa