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What to expect from a consultant?

What to expect from a consultant?

As a business owner, you may be considering hiring a consultant to help you with a specific project or goal. But what exactly do consulting services involve?

Here's a quick overview of what you can expect from a consultant:

Analysis of your business and available grants: The consultant will closely study your business and operations to determine which grants you are eligible for.

Business advice before selecting a grant: Once the consultant has identified potential grant opportunities, they will provide advice on which ones make the most sense for your business.

Project creation for EU funds: The consultant will then create a project proposal for you, taking into account all the requirements of the grant program.

Creating a business plan: In order for your project to be approved, you will need to have a detailed business plan. A consultant can help you create this plan.

Submitting the project to the appropriate authority: Once the project is completed, the consultant will submit it to the appropriate granting authority.

Grant status tracking and reporting: A consultant will monitor the progress of your application and provide updates as needed.

Consultation during the procurement process: If you are awarded a grant, a consultant can provide you with guidance on how to best use the funds.

Making a request for payment: Upon completion of work on the project, the consultant will prepare all necessary documentation for compensation.

Periodic reports on project progress against grant requests: The consultant will provide regular reports on the status of the project, ensuring that it is progressing as planned.

Preparation of the final project report: Upon completion of the project, the consultant will prepare a final report documenting all aspects of the work.

When working with a consultant, you will sign an internal contract in which all obligations and responsibilities on both sides are clearly stated. This contract will determine the tasks, deadlines and price of the services provided.

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Grants for innovation

Grants for innovation

If you're like most entrepreneurs, you're always looking for new ways to grow your business. And what better way to do that than by taking advantage of grant programs that can help fund your next big project?

It exists in Croatia grant program which specifically encourages investments by start-up small and medium-sized enterprises with projects whose technological maturity is beyond the proof-of-concept stage, but which are not yet ready for market launch. This could be the perfect opportunity for your company to get the funding it needs to take the next step.

So what are the eligibility criteria for this grant program? Primarily, eligible costs include costs related to the purchase of equipment and materials needed to implement the project, salaries of staff members working on the project, and fees for external services related to innovation (eg consulting, market research, laboratory testing).

To qualify for this grant program, your company must be based in Croatia and must have been established within the last three years. In addition, your project must have a clear commercialization plan with defined milestones and target markets.

If you think this grant program might be a good fit for your business, be sure to fill out the application form on the site and submit it before the deadline. With any luck, you'll get the funding you need to take your business to the next level!


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Conditions for investing in irrigation projects

Conditions for investing in irrigation projects


Accordingly Uredbi (EU) BR. 1305/2013 Of the European Parliament and of the Council on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 1698/2005, an investment in irrigation is only eligible if it meets the conditions set out in Article 46 of that Regulation. The conditions that need to be met, in the case of investment in irrigation, have been transferred to the Rural Development Program of the Republic of Croatia for the period 2014-2020.

Fulfillment of specific conditions for investment in irrigation projects must pass a preliminary assessment of investment eligibility, ie check the condition of the water body affected by the planned project, in order to determine that the planned project is in accordance with specific eligibility conditions.

In this regard, the applicant is obliged to obtain a certificate of prior approval of the irrigation project, and in order for it to be adopted, it is necessary to provide basic information about the irrigation project.

The application for obtaining a certificate of prior project approval is submitted on the form that is an integral part of these instructions, and the documentation submitted with the application is as follows:

Obtaining a permit Croatian waters


The mission of FPS is to contribute to the full sustainable production of food and biosystems. The intersection of the FPS software and hardware solution allows fruit systems to maximize production by reducing costs and increasing yields. By applying this innovative technology, The FPS system efficiently collects system, weather and production data from various micro locations, and with the help of smart analytics improves production characteristics. Customer focus, continuous improvement and technical innovation of this system, position FPS as a unique market participant destined for rapid growth.


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Qtech measuring station

Qtech measuring station



 Qtech measuring station is part of the frost protection system and allows optimizing the system by measuring the input parameters to assess the occurrence of frost. Orchards often have their own microclimate and therefore the weather forecast is not always reliable. With the help of a measuring station, the input parameters necessary for the most accurate calculation of the assessment of the occurrence of frost are measured in real time.

  Qtech measuring station measures a total of 8 parameters:

  • air temperature (at a height of 4 m from the ground surface)
  • air humidity (at a height of 4 m from the ground surface)
  • air temperature (at a height of 0.5 m from the ground surface)
  • air humidity (at a height of 0.5 m from the ground surface)
  • water pressure in the system
  • battery voltage
  • wind speed
  • wind direction


Additional parameters for a more accurate assessment of frost hazards are the dew point (engl. dew point) i wet bulb index that we calculate from the values of temperature and humidity.

Temperature and humidity are measured at two altitude points (0.5m and 4m) due to the existence of two types of frost:

 o Advection frost - is caused by the penetration and descent of cold air (frost coming from above)

 o Radiation frost - occurs at night during very intense cooling of the soil and the ground layer of air (frost coming from below)


The measuring station comes with a free Android application.





With the help of the station it is possible to accurately assess the risk of frost, all measured data are recorded in a database for detailed analysis, historical data review, reports, presentations, predictions of future events based on historical data.





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Supply characteristics

Supply characteristics

The design of an antifrost irrigation or frost protection system begins with determining the characteristics of the water supply. The measurement is performed by determining the specific points u with the help of four calibrated nozzles p-Q diagram.

 Dizne za mjerenje karakteristike opskrbe

Figure 1. Nozzles for measuring supply characteristics


Each nozzle has a specific flow curve depending on the pressure. When one nozzle is connected, the pressure for a certain flow according to its characteristic is read.

Shema mjerenja za određivanje karakteristike opskrbe

Figure 2. Measurement scheme for determining supply characteristics


By connecting the four points thus obtained, one for each nozzle, the curve to be found is obtained the most similar quadratic function. This quadratic function curve is a characteristic of the water supply. It is then used to determine the flows depending on the pressures obtained. Such a curve describes our supply as a pump with the same characteristics. In case the supply unit is a pump, the supply characteristic is obtained from p-Q pump diagram by the same procedure of searching for a quadratic function.

Krivulja protoka u ovisnosti o tlaku

 Figure 3. Pressure-dependent flow curve

* The results of the described test match because the results were checked for each nozzle. Flow meter used he measured the flow for each nozzle. The flows were compared with the catalog values of each nozzle for a given pressure. Deviations occur due to high pressure, so there is a loss in the insufficiently sealed nozzle connection to the system.


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