At Zagreb’s Institute of Physics, scientist Iva Srut Rakic researches the properties of grapheme – an extremely thin sheet of pure carbon that can be used for the production of electronics.
“It has this really beautiful property. It’s really conductive, it’s flexible, it’s transparent, and it can be used in so many applications,” says Rakic, whose research and the high-tech equipment involved are part of Croatia’s Science and Technology project.
The World Bank-supported project assists selected public sector institutions in designing proposals and implementing programs funded by the EU, which Croatia joined in 2013.
Through its research and development financing, the science and technology project stimulates demand for EU funds from the business and scientific communities, particularly from SMEs, high-performing scientists, and young researchers.