The program has been carried out since 1998 and is first of its kind in Croatia. Call for proposals is announced every year, exclusively for legal entities within the area of the City of Zagreb already undergoing the procedure of claiming industrial property rights (patent, design, seal).

Support means non-refundable grant to finance the following:

  • Patent validation for domestic and foreign innovations,
  • Idea-to-innovation development, prototype development and testing, drawing up technical and technological documentation for a product ready for production,
  • Commercial and economic analysis of innovation for experts of the Zagreb Chamber of Economy to evaluate market potential and commercial prospects of innovation,
  • Marketing promotion of innovation on the domestic and foreign markets,
  • Entrepreneurial training of innovators conducted at the Zagreb Development Agency (RAZA),
  • Work of innovators in Zagreb youth innovators’ associations, awarding the best young innovators and their mentors as participants in the INOVA-MLADI exhibition.

In the 14 years of this program, nearly 300 financial grants have been awarded, surpassing HRK 3.5 mil.

Table below shows the funds so far approved

No.

 Year

 No. of innovation application

 No. of approved funds

Amount of approved funds (HRK)

INOVA MLADI grants (HRK)

Overall funds (HRK)

1.

2013.

35

28

322.000,00

28.000,00

350.000,00

2.

2011./2012.

38

30

320.000,00

30.000,00

350.000,00

3.

2010.

28

25

278.380,00

27.120,00

305.500,00

4.

2009.

65

36

315.315,00

29.185,00

344.500,00

5.

2008.

34

29

308.030,00

30.470,00

 338.500,00

6.

2007.

50

35

326.899,00

27.351,07

354.250,07

7.

2006.

29

17

272.838,00

27.162,00

300.000,00

8.

2005.

30

18

285.649,75

26.420,48

312.070,23

9.

2004.

34

15

270.000,00

26.420,48

296.420,48

10.

2003.

20

14

149.433,00

43.500,00

192.933,00

11.

2002.

29

15

149.452,00

-

149.452,00

12.

2001.

24

12

103.600,00

-

103.600,00

13.

2000.

9

6

43.970,75

-

43.970,75

14.

1999.

16

14

155.787,40

-

155.787,40

Ukupno

441

294

3.301.354,90

295.629,03

3.596.983,93