Croatia provides an analysis of policy mixes to foster R&D investment in Croatia
and to contribute to the ERA.
The main objective of the report is to characterise and assess the evolution of the national policy mixes in the perspective of the national goals for R&D investments, and for the contribution to the realisation of the European Research Area, as associate country. This report is building on a synthesis of information from the ERAWATCH Research Inventory and other important available information sources. ERA plays an increasingly important role in the Croatian national research policy.
The lotus plant's extraordinary ability to keep itself clean by means of the ultrafine surface structures on its leaves has led to Buddhism's holy flower becoming rather a celebrity in our latitudes, too. Yet we can also observe this self-cleaning effect on our own indigenous plants such as the nasturtium, reed or lady's mantle: water droplets just roll off the surface of their leaves, taking particles of dirt along with them.
The whole world is facing global recession. The economy is slowing, the business environment is unpredictable and the consumers are getting increasingly diverse, informed, technologically strong and demanding. The global meltdown has, in no way, spared the fashion industry. This industry, along with other textile products industry, is also feeling the pinch of financial adversity.