|The key working concept of the Science and Society Synergy Institute (S3I) is to provide stimulative working conditions for the most creative and innovative minds, regardless of their scientific discipline. The focus of S3I is on identifying the most original cutting-edge research ideas and helping them to excel into self-sustainable research projects. S3I is open to researchers from Croatia and abroad. It operates as a safe haven for creative and innovative minds, where their ideas are heard by open-minded visionary investors, the wider society and policy makers.The institute is designed as a meeting point of various active participants in the process of societal development – entrepreneurs, policy makers, education professionals, scientists, artists, etc. – with the common goal of incubating new ideas and supporting independent and creative thinking. The institute operates by providing institutional support to research start-ups, with a special focus on young scientists in all scientific disciplines from Croatia and abroad. Thanks to an open minded and multidisciplinary setting, the Institute enables new generations of intellectual leaders to promote and pursue their visions of a better future of the society.|
Science and Society Synergy Institute
Bana Josipa Jelačića 22B
Žiro račun: IBAN: HR4123600001102116833
Two new centres are opened within the S3I institute. High Performance Computing Centre promotes projects and activities aimed at implementing high performance computing. Centre for Social Research and Policy Development provides objective evaluation, analysis, and practical recommendations on various policies and programmes.
The S3I institute is a co-organizer of the Summer Science Factory (SSF) in Čakovec. SSF is a science camp for kids from age 9 to 18, organized by university students. The camp in Čakovec takes place in Technology Innovation Centre Medjimurje, 17-23. July 2011. More about the SSF can be found here: www.tvornica-znanosti.org
The S3I institute created its Centre for Advancement of Education, with the main goal to explore methods for improving educational practice in schools, colleges and other education organisations. A special attention is given to natural sciences, since they are the backbone of the economic growth in modern economies. Read more…
The S3I institute is involved in preparation of various project proposals that span a wide range of research topics: physics, astronomy, biology, computer science, sociology, education, etc. These activities broaden the institute’s collaboration network, which will further expand in 2011 when the institute activates its next strategic phase of development. S3I is supported by REDEA (Regional Development Agency Medjimurje) and their project Technology & Innovation Center.
The S3I institute is a co-organizer of the Summer Science Factory (SSF) in Čakovec. SSF is a science camp for kids from age 9 to 18, organized by university students. The camp in Čakovec was hosted by Technical High School Čakovec and financially supported by Medjimurje County and the City of Čakovec. Images from the camp can be seen here, while here is the link to a video of Croatian TV news story about the camp.