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Croatia’s ‘Invention of the Year’ Awarded

Altpro collect the award on Monday in Zagreb

Altpro collect the award on Monday in Zagreb


The Union of Croatian Innovators have presented the annual ‘Innovation of the Year’ award on Monday…

Deputy Economy Minister Tomislav Radoš and President of the Union of Croatian Innovators Marko Bubaš have on Monday presented the ‘Innovation of the Year’ award for the last year to Altpro from Odra for their ‘Level crossing protection system’.

Altpro’s highly technological innovation increases safety at level crossings and can be deployed worldwide. It was developed, designed and manufactured in Croatia, with its production triggered by Altpro Director and innovator Zvonimir Viduka.

“The device is designed for installation on existing unprotected level crossings or future crossings without signaling infrastructure and it is now the most complete certified solution for the highest defined SIL4 level of safety of railway products in the world,” said Viduka, who says the system is used already in Austria, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Indonesia and South Africa.

Altpro's system

Altpro’s system


Viduka expects the system to expand to partners shortly in Chile, Romania, Kosovo, Serbia, Albania, Uzbekistan, Zambia, France, Congo, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Bangladesh, India and Australia.

The Union of Croatian Innovators award was introduced to honour individuals and organisations in the field of innovations. Key criteria for this award is the creation of creative innovation, export possibilities of the innovation, income generated and the number of new employees using the innovation, technical and technological level of innovation and environmental, health or safety significance of the innovation.

You can read more about the system on Altpro’s website here.

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