iskra ship yard - Photo:Photo: Iskra Shipyard 
Photo: Iskra Shipyard 

Maritime cooperation

Both Croatia and Norway have long coastlines that consist of strong marine and maritime traditions and expertise. Therefore, the countries are naturally united by the Single Market and with this kind of expertise work closely together on issues of industry and common interest.

CroNoMar is a Croatian company with Norwegian ownership based in Sibenik. CroNoMar has in recent years created many business collaborations between Norwegian and Croatian companies. It has also created jobs and contributed to increase the trade between Norway and Croatia.

In 2011, their Majesties the King and Queen of Norway spent the second day of the State Visit to Croatia in the seaside town of Šibenik. His Majesty King Harald opened the iNAVIS maritime innovation centre where Norwegian and Croatian authorities work together to develop the maritime sector in Croatia, including cooperation between government authorities, businesses, and educational and research institutions.

From 2013 CroNoMar has operated the iNavis maritime/marine incubator, which is a part of the iNavis Maritime Innovation Center.