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COOPERATION OF AGROKOR AND THE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE IN E-BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Agrokor and the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FER) of the University of Zagreb today signed the third contract in sequence on the cooperation in the area of e-business. The contract signed reconfirms the continuation of the quality cooperation between the Agrokor Group and the FER. On behalf of Agrokor the contract was signed by Tomislav Lučić, Executive Director in Corporate Finance, who pointed out that Agrokor's objective was not only to be the leading production company in the region, but a company that follows worldwide trends and keeps pace with state-of-the-art developments in IT business. The Dean of FER Prof. Slavko Krajcar, Dr. Sc., expressed his satisfaction with the cooperation the School has had with Agrokor and other companies so far, helping them to achieve world quality standards in the working and studying conditions for FER students. A common expert team from Agrokor's IT Division and the FER's Telecommunications Department will work on a pilot project regarding the e-business environment based on ebXML technology to enable a direct connection of business partners via Internet. The project is based on an e-business environment, ebXML, developed under the UN auspices and enabling a simpler and cheaper involvement of not only large, but also small and medium-sized companies in the e-business. The cooperation of Agrokor and FER also includes the expansion of the Laboratory for E-business Tehnologies that will provide for the research, development and application of information and communication tehnologies in that area. At the same time it shall significantly improve the possibilities for work for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the FER.