Croatian Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds has awarded 105 million HRK non-refundable EU funds for the implementation of the first phase of Technology Park Split in Dračevac which represents the start of new city development in the field of high technology.
On the presentation event of Technology Park Split, the director of Split Development Agency – RaST Goran Batinić has introduced the details related to two project proposals which RaST has submitted for the EU co-financing of the reconstruction and equipping of the central building which is ex-military base in Dračevac, Split. The project goal is to make infrastructural prerequisites for development and business improvement of start-up, micro, small and middle-sized companies in Urban agglomeration Split, which are directed primarily on high technologies and innovations. Project aims on insuring institutional capacities for encouraging smart and sustainable entrepreneurship oriented to high technologies with the purpose of creating favorable environment in Urban agglomeration Split.
Central building of technology park, which represents the first phase of the project, will have 17,5 thousand meters of net surface, with the deadline for finalizing construction by the end of year 2023. Within the central building, on almost six thousand square meters, there will be offices, co-working spaces, incubation offices and conference area. Also, there will be three high technology labs, a restaurant, caffe, children daycare center and a gym.
Next phases of implementation of Technology park 25 years deadline, in which second phase includes 75 thousand square meters of offices, laboratories and production halls, and third phase consists of 20 thousand square meters of congress content including business tower with aparthotel and business office center.
As per market research and entrepreneur survey which have been undertaken as part of project preparation, solely in the first phase of Technology Park implementation there would be 1470 employees within the central building, including 404 new workplaces with 94 per cent of which would include highly educated workforce. Total capacity of all three phases would be 7000 new employees which could work within Dračevac park.