Innovation Day 2024 marks another successful STEMwave season in Croatia

In May 2024, Stemi and Infobip, supported by A1 Hrvatska, celebrated the fourth season of the STEMwave – School of the Future project in Croatia with the much-anticipated season’s final event Innovation Day at Infobip’s campus. This event, attended by over 650 students, teachers and guests from the tech industry, showcased a range of interactive activities and insightful presentations from some of the leading technology startups and academic institutions.

Visitors had the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities such as assembling robots with Circuitmess, competing in tic-tac-toe on VIDI-X microcontrollers, and exploring augmented reality experiences provided by Equinox. Thanks to Smart Sense, students learned about CO2 and noise sensors, while ORQA hosted an exciting drone simulator competition. Universities like FSB and FER offered glimpses into the academic paths awaiting students.

Ivan Skender, Chief Digital Officer & Senior Director Transformation & HR at A1 Hrvatska, emphasized the importance of equipping students with knowledge in AI, robotics, and IoT to prepare them for future technological advancements. He also highlighted the need to teach critical thinking regarding new technologies, including the risks of misinformation and cybersecurity threats.

Marin Bezić, Vice President of Human Resources at Infobip, expressed pride in supporting educational initiatives that enable young talents to develop their skills and prepare for the digital future. He noted that the international expansion of the STEMwave project to Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United States reflects Infobip’s commitment to education worldwide.

Marin Troselj, Stemi CEO, opened the rich program on the main stage with STEMwave Croatia season 23/24 insights, leaving the stage to professor Predrag Pale, one of our pioneers in implementing technologies in the Croatian education system, who continued with a brilliant keynote presentation on the ‘mysterious STEM’ aimed at students. Following that, prof. Pale gave a phenomenal motivational lecture at a teacher’s workshop with mentors who are actively involved in the STEMwave – School of the Future project.

One of the main stage highlights were the presentations of student projects in robotics and AI, including innovative solutions like chatbots for blood donation and health education. This year also featured a new opportunity for students to create video games using AI-driven computer vision technology.

The success of this event was made possible by the support of numerous partners, including AVL, Aluflexpack Novi, Span, ACAP, and Atos, who helped implement the project in over 230 schools across Croatia.

STEMwave Innovation Day exemplifies our dedication to fostering innovation and preparing the next generation for the opportunities of the digital age. We look forward to continuing this journey and expanding our reach to inspire even more young minds globally.

Stemi team