Croatia the only country in the European Union that produces sapphire crystals used in high technology
Matt Darko Sertić with his daughter Maya in their enterprise Applied Ceramics in the city of Sisak, Croatia. Photo by Boris Ščitar/Pixell
In parallel to his global successful ventures, Applied Ceramics and Sunceco, ACAP Silicon Valley chapter member Matt Sertic is slowly but steadily rejuvenating his hometown of Sisak and creating a "new hot Valley to be in".
Ten years ago, Matt recognized the potential of the once enormous but almost forgotten Ironworks factory complex in which he invested substantial funds to create a production facility for Applied Ceramics putting Croatia on the map as the only country in the European Union that produces sapphire crystals used in high technology. He also created other facilities to benefit the local community: Kul In, an international culinary academy, PISAK, a regional Entrepreneurial Incubator, an Academy of foreign languages, and most recently a Sunceco production line for solar technology products. Through all these ventures he has successfully employed hundreds of local residents of a rural part of Croatia.
Kul IN - Culinary Academy in Sisak, founded by Matt Darko Sertić. Photo by Boris Ščitar/Pixell
Innovative technology in the field of solar energy brings on the market advanced, technically improved products. They are characterized by higher energy efficiency making the entire solutions more cost effective. Higher durability and longer service life guaranteed by the manufacturer make the users more confident in product quality. Simplified in construction, the solar modules are becoming today more accessible and easier to install.
Solar modules are used as components of a larger photovoltaic system to generate and supply electricity in commercial applications. When designing solution for such system, individual needs and requirements are taken into account to achieve the highest efficiency and provide maximum financial savings.
Ideja za poduzetnički inkubator u Sisku nastala je unutar kompanije Applied Ceramics d.o.o. kao rezultat želje za stvaranjem okruženja koje će svojim znanjima, kvalitetom i umrežavanjem omogućiti razvoj malog i srednjeg poduzetništva, start up kompanija i dobrih poduzetničkih projekata.
Što je PISAK?
PISAK je poduzetnički inkubator smješten u nekadašnjem Razvojnom institutu u Capragu gdje je u sklopu inkubatora adaptirano i uređeno 800m2 poslovnog prostora u 16 fleksibilnih uredskih poslovnih prostora svaki po 20 m2, s mogućnosti spajanja istih sukladno potrebama korisnika. Okruženo stoljetnim hrastovima idilično je mjesto za rad i kreativnost.
Biti jedinstveni i prepoznatljivi poduzetnički inkubator te centar poduzetništva i edukacije na ovom području za sve poduzetnike.
Koja je naša misija?
Omogućiti korisnicima inkubatora, start up tvrtkama da uz mentorsku, savjetodavnu i marketinšku podršku koju dobivaju u inkubatoru opstanu u najkritičnijim fazama razvoja te postanu uspješne tvrtke koje će pokrenuti gospodarstvo Sisačko-moslavačke županije. Koji su naši ciljevi?
Omogućiti kvalitetnu i odgovarajuću poslovnu podršku poduzetnicima unutar Inkubatora.
Pružanje poslovnih, prostornih i intelektualnih usluga
Promocija poduzetništva u Sisku i Županiji te jačanje poduzetničkog duha
The Association of Croatian American Professionals is a member-driven non-profit organization.
Who we are
ACAP members represent all facets of the international professional community, such as scientists, doctors, engineers, attorneys, artists, journalists, business executives, accountants, etc. We welcome individuals of non-Croatian heritage who are active in the Croatian community.
Foster knowledge-sharing and networking among Croatian-American professionals and Croatian professionals around the world for mutual success;
Promote the advancement of Croatian-American professionals and Croatian professionals around the world;
Encourage Croatian-American business and trade;
Foster camaraderie amongst our members; and
Work with other Croatian-American organizations and Croatian organizations around the world on matters of common concern.
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