Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems - ACROSS

Name:Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems
Acronym: ACROSS
Funding scheme: EU H2020 (Teaming)

Total budget: 400,000 EUR
The total budget for UNIZG-FER: 185,000 EUR

Start: 01/09/2017 (Phase 1) : 12 months (Phase 1)
Coordinator: University of Zagreb, FER
UNIZG-FER LABUST status: partner

webpage:  http://www.across-coe.eu



Abstract :

The overall objective of the project is to create a Centre of Excellence for Autonomous and Cooperative Robotic Systems in Croatia (ACROSS CoE), which will be at the forefront of research and innovation of novel methodologies and advanced engineering approaches in the targeted domains. ACROSS CoE will be created and run as a long-term joint venture between the UNIZG-FER  ̵ University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, the KTH  ̵ Royal Institute of Technology, and the ICENT  ̵ Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla.


When created and fully operational, the ACROSS Centre of Excellence will be a long-term investment in people and research in Croatia. It will become a self-sustained Centre, operating for decades, that conducts the highest quality basic and applied research and introduces innovation in robotic systems. By aligning its activities with the Croatian Smart Specialisation Strategy, the CoE will bring crucial benefits to the Croatian society, economy, and industry. It is envisioned that the ACROSS Centre of Excellence will play an important role in breaking existing barriers and promote inclusion into the European research and innovation landscape, in cooperation between Croatian academia and industry and beyond. ACROSS activities will be not only sustainable, but will also grow with time as the Centre attains worldwide visibility.


1. Excellence:

LABUST, as a leading marine research institution in the region has teamed up with other Laboratories in the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing , Royal Institute of Technology and Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla to bring forth high quality research and excellence. With its experienced staff and plethora of already successful project LABUSTs goal is to help Croatia to attain a competitive position in the global value chains.  


2. Impact:

LABUST has the necessary staff, equipment and experience to be competitive on a global stage. ACROSS has resulted in a greater cooperation with the other partners in the project and made it possible to connect in a greater way which resulted in multiple projects and scientific discoveries. The final result of all the activities done with the project is a greater visibility of LABUST and Faculty of Electrical Engineering on a global scale.








TEAMING partners visited SAAB facilities in Linköping, Sweden.

TextRepresentatives from the Croatian ACROSS partners participated in the ACROSS Spin-off workshop organized by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). below

The workshop held on April 23, 2018, in White Hall at UNIZG-FER.Text below