WP3 - Networking and visibility - industry & end-users

WP3 objective is to improve UNIZG-FER quality of innovation management and technology transfer by strengthening links to aerial robotics:

  • industry
  • end users

WP3 activities:



participation at industry fairs


collaboration agreements with businesses

implementation of end-user oriented workshops



LARICS at IFAM 2022, B2B Trade fair...

LARICS has participated at IFAM 2022, B2B Trade fair Robotics in Ljubljana 15.02.-17.02.22. which is the only event in Slovenia and the CEE region that dedicates to robotics and unmanned systems. Robotics is tailor-made for exhibitors and gives them a platform for presenting their range of robot technologies in both industrial and service robot sectors. Prof. Zdenko Kovačić has come with its team, researchers Ivan Hrabar, mag.ing. and Ivo Vatavuk, mag.ing. and project manager Vlatka Kovačević. LARICS had one of the most visited booths. It was very attractive with a mobile manipulator which was „spraying the vineyard“ and there was an automated guided vehicle, forklift the product of spin-off company Romb Technologies. The automated guided forklift is produced in collaboration with the company VAR d.o.o.

Author: Tamara Petrović
DroneDays 2021 successfully finalized

Project partners finally gathered for the 2nd edition of DroneDays 2021 that took place in Biograd na Moru, Croatia. The aerial robotics workshop was held on the 4th and 5th of October, organized by LARICS team. Each partner participated by giving lectures and presenting their work through tutorials and hands-on implementing project activities.

Expert lectures were given by:

  • Prof. Mirko Kovac (ICL) on Multi-modal Aerial Robotics for Environmental Sensing and Construction
  • Prof. José Ramiro Martines de Dios (USE) on Heterogenous Aerial Robot Cooperation for Inspection and Maintenance

Tutorials and hands-on were given by:

  • Silvia de los Santos (CTA) on Technology Transfer Actions and Key aspects for the creation of a successful spin-off
  • André Farinha, Constança Rosas and Mirko Kovac (ICL) on The intricacies of looking underwater with a drone – A dual agent system for aerial and underwater operations
  • Ashutosh Choubey (ICL) on Commercialisation of university based R&D projects
  • Julio L. Paneque and Raúl Tapia (USE) on Heterogeneous Robot Cooperation

The event was successful with 90 registered participants, 16 lectures, 6 demonstration flights, and 200 visitors of the exhibition area where 7 companies presented their products and services. 

Photos of the event are available in the gallery of the DroneDays official website.

Author: Ana Golec
ADM Sevilla 2021

This year's edition od Aerospace and Defense Meetings (A&DM) event is featuring a workshop, organized and held by AeRoTwin project partners, prof. Stjepan Bogdan, prof. Mario KOvač, prof. Anibal Ollero, and Silvia de los Santos. Covering different otpics, the partners are giving their respective talks on May 27, 2021, on the second day of the event.

More details available here.

"Matchmaking Program for the Aerospace and Defense Industries"
The 2021 edition of A&DM turns into a fully-digital event. The event will be held on 26th and 27th of May 2021 and gather the aerospace international community through pre-planned online B2B meetings, live conferences & replay videos and a virtual exhibition.

EDIT: The workshop was successfully finalized, with project partners giving following presentations:

Prof. Sjepan Bogdan (UNIZG FER): Autonomus Inspection of Wind Turbine Blades

Prof. Mirko Kovac (ICL): Physical Artificial INtelligence for Infrastructure Drones

Prof. Anibal Ollero (USE): Aerial Robots for Inspection and Logistics


Press release: ADM Sevilla 2021

Author: Ana Golec
SAVE THE DATE: DroneDays 2021

DroneDays 2021 is finally happening! The aerial vehicles end-user workshop organized within AeRoTwin poject is going to take place in Biograd na Moru (Croatia) on the 4th and 5th of October 2021 at Ilirija Resort. The programme is featuring lectures, aerial vehicles exhibition and demonstrations with project partners joining the two-day event. All updates as well as the programme and registration details can be found at DroneDays webpage.

Author: Ana Golec
Robotics Fair 2020 in Ljubljana

LARICS members attended the three-day Robotics Fair 2020 in Ljubljana that took place from 11th to 13th February 2020. Robotics is an international trade fair dedicated to industrial robotics and unmanned systems. The event offers the exhibitors a platform for presenting their range of robot technologies in both industrial and service robots sectors.

The Fair was organised by ICM Slovenia. LARICS members attended the event as representatives of three UNIZG FER laboratories: LARICS, LABUST and LAMOR, under the common brand ROBOTICS FER, next to some of the top tech companies in this field. The visitors had an opportunity to learn about current projects of UNIZG FER's laboratories', their research, innovations and equipment.

All the exhibitors also had excellent opportunities to strengthen their image, increase brand awareness and establish new business relationships. The content-rich accompanying programme included roundtable discussions, presentations and workshops.


Author: Ana Golec
The Commercial UAV Show 2019 in London

AeRoTwin project members Stjepan Bogdan, Ivana Mikolić, Matko Orsag, Marko Car and Marsela Polić (UNIZG FER) participated in the Commercial UAV Show in London that was held on November 12 and 13, 2019. This UAV Show is Europe's largest conference and exhibition for the civilian UAV community. The project members participated in the show within the AeRoTwin WP3 objective with the intention to improve UNIZG-FER quality of innovation management and technology transfer by strengthening links to aerial robotics with the industry and end-users. The group presented laboratory LARICS (UNIZG FER) and AeRoTwin activities and progress.

In the scope of the UAV Show, AeRoTwin Coordinator Prof. Stjepan Bogdan also held a lecture on “Autonomous Inspection of Wind Turbine Blades by an UAV“.

Author: Ana Golec
Paris Air Show at Le Bourget

The 53nd Air Show was held from 17 to 23 June 2019 with 2,453 exhibitors from 49 countries over 125,000 m2 (1,350,000 sq ft) of exhibition space for 140 aircraft shown including the recently certified Airbus A330neo and Boeing KC-46Bombardier Global 7500Embraer Praetor 600 and soon to be certified Cessna Citation Latitude; it saw 316,470 unique visitors (for more than 500,000 entries): 139,840 professional from 185 countries and 176,630 from the general Public plus 2,700 journalists from 87 countries and announcements for $140 billion worth of orders

Author: Ana Golec
Global Robot Expo 2019

The 6th edition of Global Robot Expo (GR-EX), the main European technology and innovation fair, was hold its first international edition in Feria de Madrid on 8th and 9th of May 2019. This distinction, granted by the Ministry of Industry, is awarded in recognition of this event’s capacity to bring together companies from around twenty countries, transforming Madrid into the epicentre of the main sectors related to the industry.

With the aim of finding synergies and new business opportunities, 200 robotics companies and over 12,000 visitors will visit the 10,000 m2 exhibition space taken by GR-EX, which is 20% more than in the last edition. GR-EX has four essential spaces, focusing on different business areas.

Author: Ana Golec
A successful first edition of DroneDays

The first edition of the two-day end-user aerial vehicles workshop DroneDays, held at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb, Croatia, on 26 and 27 March 2019, was a great success and exceeded all expectations. Over 200 participants listened to 17 lectures by aerial robotics experts from 7 countries, there were 9 demonstrations in the flying zone, and some 2000 visitors came to the company expo to learn about aerial vehicles and their applications. DroneDays was organized by AeRoTwin partner UNIZG-FER and LARICS as part of the EU H2020 project AeRoTwin. Read more about the exciting event in the detailed news.

Author: Anamarija Miličević
Take to the skies with DroneDays

The first edition of DroneDays is soon approaching, so the organizers of the event, Ivana Mikolić, Stjepan Bogdan, Marko Orsag and Frano Petric told us more about what visitors can expect at the workshop. We have published their interview at DroneDays website  and you can read it under detailed news content.

DroneDays is a two-day workshop focused on unmanned aerial vehicles which will be held on 26th and 27th March 2019 at UNIZG FER premises in Zagreb, Croatia. The programme consists of keynote lectures, an exhibition area, as well as a flying zone, and is focused on unmanned aerial vehicle applications and end-user industries. It will serve as a meeting place for experts from the industry and academia, end-users, as well as regulatory bodies from the region.

Author: Ivana Mikolić
The first edition of DroneDays

As part of the AeRoTwin project, the first edition of DroneDays, a two-day workshop focused on unmanned aerial vehicles and their end-users, will be held in Zagreb at UNIZG-FER on 26th and 27th March 2019. The programme of the event will consist of keynote lectures, an exhibition area and a flying zone, and the event will serve as a meeting place for experts from the fields of industry and academia, end-users, as well as regulatory bodies from the region. All end-users, aerial vehicle operators, members of academia and the industry, particularly from the local region, are invited to save the date for the first edition of DroneDays, as there is a lot in store for the event. For more up-to-date information, please visit the official DroneDays website.

Author: Anamarija Miličević

S-Moving is an international forum devoted to pooling the technologies applied to smart, autonomous, connected and unmanned mobility by land, sea and aerospace and its infrastructures. It took place in Malaga, Spain from 17 until 18 October 2018. This meeting has a transversal and multi-sectoral nature; thus participants can establish synergies, network, find business opportunities and discover the latest trends in these sectors.

Author: Ana Golec
Rijeka Nautic Show

It's been a very active time for UNIZG-FER LARICS, as their members went to Rijeka, Croatia, to present their work and particularly equipment at the Rijeka Nautic Show as part of the new AeRoTwin project. Three of LARICS members were there, prof. Stjepan Bogdan, Marko Car and Lovro Marković, and they presented the UAV designed during the MORUS project.

Author: Alan Vukić