This year the World Health Day that we celebrate on 7 April is dedicated to fight against diabetes under the slogan „Beat Diabetes“. Diabetes is one of the globally most widespread health challenges and also one of the largest European ones given that 32 million of EU citizens are living with this disease. Faced with the issue of a relatively small number of patients who respond well to therapy and live with no complications, Croatia initiated an ICT pilot project – Bring your blood glucose metre to your local Health Centre in which Ericsson Nikola Tesla is the technology partner.
The official ceremony to mark the successful closure of two projects co-funded from the Operational Programme Regional Competitiveness 2007-2013 through the RC.2.2.08 Call „Capacity Building for Research, Development and Innovation” was held in Ericsson Nikola Tesla's premises today. Both projects worth almost 11 million Kuna in total (HRK 10,936,535) ran for 16 months during which the participants demonstrated that efficient collaboration between the academic research community and industry partners can give rise to creative and multiply applicable results the value of which transcends the national borders. The project beneficiary of the „Integrated hardware-software system for environmental parameters monitoring in micro locations“(abbreviated to IPPSO) is the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health and the beneficiary of the project „Information and communication technology for generic and energy-efficient communication solutions with application in e-/m-health“ (abbreviated to ICTGEN) is the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. Ericsson Nikola Tesla was the industry partner in both projects.
Development of One Stop Shop for Joint Information System of Land Registry and Cadaster (JIS) by Ericsson Nikola Tesla won an expert’s award as Project of the Year. The award is given by the Croatian branch of the international Project Management Institute (PMI) and it aims to encourage the project management culture. The prestigious recognition was given to project manager Tihomir Čukman by PhD. Al Zeitoun, director of the PMI Management Board, who was also one of the main speakers in this year’s, three day long PMI Forum. PhD. Zeitoun pointed out on the occasion that the essence of project management is exactly in high-quality selection of associates, which in coordination “go in the same direction”.
More than half of the global population now lives in cities, and ICT is leading changes in many aspects of city life, including radical new approaches to urban transportation.The growth of cities raises a range of social, economic and environmental challenges, putting pressure on infrastructure, natural systems and social structures.
Ericsson continues to spearhead 5G system development as coordinator of EU's new METIS-II project. The project will develop the overall 5G radio system design and roadmap recommendation for 5G, playing a key coordinating role within the 5G-PPP projects, and bringing key players together to advance 5G system architecture. Ericsson will also take the lead as technical coordinator of the mmMAGIC project to develop a new radio interface.
The official start of the operational phase of the three year European project Carewell that was signed last year and is financed by the EU funds from the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme, was marked on Monday, June 29, with a press conference at the premises of Ericsson Nikola Tesla that is a partner of this project in Croatia, together with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, and the Croatian Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Health Economics. Together with the hosts, the event was attended by numerous respectable scientists and medical workers, members of relevant institutions, as well as by the Minister of Health, Siniša Varga, and Tatjana Prenđa Trupec, the Director of Croatian Health Insurance Fund (CHIF).
Each year on February 4, we mark the World Cancer Day. The aim is to raise awareness on malignant diseases and point to methods of preventing, diagnosing and curing the disease, which is the cause of death of every 4th citizen in Croatia. Ericsson Nikola Tesla is already involved in the Ministry of Health National Prevention Programs (NPP).
Crnogorski Telekom and Ericsson Nikola Tesla for the first time in Montenegro achieved up to 300 Mb/s downlink
Crnogorski Telekom and Ericsson Nikola Tesla have for the first demonstrated in Montenegro LTE Advanced technology – solution with carrier aggregation. With this testing, for the first time in Montenegro peak downlink was approx. 300 Mb/s. LTE Advanced technology enables higher data speeds to increase network capacity and enhance end-user experience.
This summer, Ericsson Nikola Tesla held its, already 14th year in a row, International Summer Camp – an excellent example how concrete and systematic collaboration of science and economy can be a reliable foundation for the society's development and progress. The Summer Camp, which hosted about 600 students from Croatia and abroad in the last 14 years, aims at top graduate students, mostly of electrical engineering and computing, and lately, it aims at students of other faculties, as well.