President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović actively supports an educated system that will follow accelerated technological advances, enable the development of practical thinking and motivate girls for technological occupations. On the days of open doors, the president hosted 170 roboticists, innovators, scientists, and students which presented their works to primary and secondary schools students. It is imperative that the education system monitors continuous and rapid changes in the STEM field. Events such as scientific picnic or “Day and Night at the PMF” serve as excellent examples of presenting areas that are still unknown to many today. The president specifically mentioned the lack of interest of girls in the IT industry, given the fact that 90 percent of occupations in the future will require some digital skills. Innovations and experiments on Pantovčak were exhibited by representatives of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, the Faculty of Science, the Ruđer Bošković Institute, the Innovators’ Association and the Croatian Association of Technical Culture.
FSB has also presented a Formula Student project worth about 100 000 euros, a bolide that evaluates engineering solutions and performance at various races. They also presented the first Croatian bike on hydrogen, of docent Ankica Kovač. It’s a bicycle with no harmful carbon emissions that could soon be commercialized.
The young roboticists from Varazdin presented the work of pupils, the robot Rocky’s who gets the matches against human opponents. With this invention, they will perform at the World Robotics Championship in Japan in July this year and we do not doubt that will bring the medal.
Guests of this IT gathering, the president also presented a special advisor for Digital Transformation and STEM, Nenad Bakić.