Establishment of METRIS
The research centre for metals in the Region of Istria - METRIS was established within the project Research Centre for Metal Industry in Istrian County - MET.R.IS..
The contract of co-financing of the realization of the project , worth 740.000,00 EUR, was signed on 30th September 2008. The European Commission participated in the project with 485.440,00 EUR (65.60%) and the duration of the project was 14 months, i.e. until 30th November 2009.
The project MET.R.IS. has been approved for co-financing within the New Adriatic Cross-Border Neighbourhood Programme financed from the PHARE 2006 fund. It achieved the highest number of points on the ranking list of the projects evaluated by the committee and won the first place and the largest budget awarded to a project.
The Partners in the project were the Istrian Development Agency (IDA) d.o.o., which is also the project leader, the Istrian County and the Italian Province of Venezia, with the support of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture from Zagreb and the Technical School, Polytechnic Studies in Pula.
The main goal of the project was the creation of an infrastructural basis for innovative research and development in the metals industry in the Istrian County with the purpose to improve the level of the research and development projects put into operation and to influence the competitiveness of the Istrian and Croatian metals industry on the global market.
The specific goal of the project was to provide research and development services for the small and medium sized metals industry operators (SMEs) in the Istrian County.