Meeting with the ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China

The meeting with the Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China, H.E., Mr. Qi Qianjin, was held on January 17, 2024 on the topic of cooperation between A3 and the Deep Space Exploration Lab (DSEL), a project of the China National Space Administration. On behalf of A3, the meeting was attended by A3 president Slobodan Danko Bosanac and A3 member Mr. Ivica Jakić, president of the H2-Hydrogen Cell Croatia Association. The ambassador was informed about the developed cooperation that A3 has with Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi’An, which is based on the MoU between our Association and the University, signed 4 years ago.

Mr. Qi Qianjin was informed about the visit in November 2023 to the Peoples Republic of China by the president of A3, which included several activities, a visit to the embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Beijing, a visit to several laboratories for space technology and the signing of an MoU between A3 and DSEL. Within the framework of that Agreement, members of A3, as well as affiliates, would cooperate in the design of scientific projects at the planned International Lunar Science Station, an implementation project of DSEL.

The possibility of bilateral cooperation between the Republic of Croatia and DSEL was mentioned as a step to involve the Republic of Croatia in one of the most important projects of top space science and technology.

Cooperation agreement signed between the Croatian Association of Technical Culture and Adriatic Aerospace Association

Cooperation agreement between the organizations Croatian Association of Technical Culture (HZTK) and our Adriatic Aerospace Association (A3) was solemnly signed on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at the Ruđer Bošković Institute.

HZTK is the umbrella organization of technical culture in the Republic of Croatia, most deserving for encouraging, developing and maintaining technical culture in primary and secondary schools in the Republic of Croatia, and with this Agreement A3 includes the aerospace part of technical culture in the national education, and we are convinced that this agreement is important for HZTK, A3, but also for the entire Croatian public, especially the education sector.

The agreement was signed on behalf of HZTK, President Ph.D. Damir Tomić and Secretary Zdenka Terek and on behalf of A3, President Ph.D. Slobodan Danko Bosanac.

Special thanks to the director of the Institute, Ph.D. David Matthew Smith for the hospitality and support for future cooperation between the national technical culture and the aerospace sector in Croatia.

The aim of this Agreement is to establish a framework for cooperation between HZTK and A3, in order to develop joint programs, initiatives, projects and activities within the field of education in technical sciences with an emphasis on space technology. HZTK cooperation with A3 is of exceptional importance for both organizations, as a condition for the development of the Croatian space program and inclusion in the international space community. Cooperation is key to creating future partnerships, organizing workshops, lectures, encouraging work on projects among young people through the participation of experts, as well as developing a network with information in the field of space innovation.