O događaju

Preuzmi karte odnosno ulaznice za INNOVATE NOW CROATIA – OSIJEK Edition, 26.10.2023. – 28.10.2023. u SportHouse Osijek, Osijek


The goal of this national event is to encourage innovation and select 2 ideas with the perspective of developing a successful business. It is truly national, for it will be held in parallel in 4 Croatian cities (Zagreb, Osijek, Rijeka, and Split), geographically distributed so that everyone interested has the possibility to attend, regardless of which part of Croatia they are from.

Innovate Now Croatia participants will talk about innovation, startups, technology, sustainability… and Split and Zagreb will also hold hackathons (Blue & Green, respectively) with pitch presentations and cool prizes (EUR 1.500 + online business skills program + one-week bootcamp in Norway) for the winning teams! 

Check out the program in OSIJEK (SportHouse Osijek, Trg Lavoslava Ružičke b.b.): 


Thursday, 26.10.

  • 18:00-20:00: Welcome drinks & Fireside chat on success and failure with Ivan Jelušić (Orqa) 

Friday, 27.10.

  • 09:00-09:30: Registration & coffee
  • 09:30-09:35: Welcome remarks by Marijana Šarolić Robić (Cro Startup)
  • 09:35-10:00 Fireside chat on Innovator/Entrepreneurial/Start up mindset with Srđan Kovačević (Orqa)
  • 10:00-11:15: Panel on sustainable innovation: Moderator Katarina Horvat (Horka komunikacije), Tomislav Krolo (Orqa), prof. dr. sc. Sunčica Oberman Peterka (Faculty of Economics), Filip Novoselnik (Protostar), Petra Cicek (Microsoft)
  • 11:15-12:15: Keynote Protostar Lab’s R&D Journey – Use cases & key takeaways: Filip Novoselnik (Protostar)
  • 12:15-13:00: Keynote From PhD to Unicorn: Domagoj Matijević (Mathos)
  • 13:00-14:00: Lunch break
  • 14:00-15:15: Panel on Osijek’s startup & innovation scene: Moderator Bela Ikotić (Osijek Software City), izv. prof. dr. sc. Anamarija Delić (Faculty of Economics), Vedran Stapić (Agroklub), doc. dr. sc. Emmanuel Karlo Nyarko (FERIT)
  • 15:15-15:45: Fireside chat with Iva Soldo (Bamboo Lab)
  • 15:45-16:15: Networking

Saturday, 28.10.

  • 10:00-10:45: Keynote on AI & real-life scenarios: Bernard Katić (Insa Investment Software)
  • 10:45-11:30: Keynote on the Tribe saga: Stefani Šešum (Infobip)
  • 11:15-11:45: How to continue innovating and building the Croatian startup ecosystem: Marijana Šarolić Robić (Cro Startup)
  • 11:45-13:00: Snacks & networking


This extraordinary event is made possible by the incredible enthusiasm of our community and the support of Norway. Supported by the Norway Grants 2014-2021, in the frame of the Business Development and Innovation Croatia Programme.

The future is calling – Answer it!

See you!

CRO Startup