UR Institute

Universal Research Institute

is a non-profit NGO think tank – institute for independent interdisciplinary applied scientific research, production of related projects, and advocacy of the use of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) in sustainable development. It was founded to incubate social and cultural development through:  science related research, development of socially useful innovations, STEAM education, cultural production, intersectoral collaboration (with civil, governmental, academic and industry sectors) and provision of think tank services. UR Institute operations are project and program based, and non-profit oriented.  Its infrastructure, designed toward providing diverse stimulative work environment, is composed of facilities (research labs, development studios and event venues) in Zagreb and Dubrovnik, Croatia. The institute affiliates highly diverse interdisciplinary group of personnel and associates with background in various fields of science, technology, engineering, culture, art, economy and related affairs thus incubating a collective for transdisciplinary work. The main areas of research conducted at UR institute are contemporary fields of life & technical sciences such as; all areas of biotechnology, ecological engineering, cybernetics, experimental electronics, bioelectronics / biorobotics, & science related art. UR Institute relies on active engagement, interaction and collaboration with citizens in goal of participative research and  “design with the users” development of socially useful innovations which can benefit the mankind. UR Institute supports & promotes; Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and Do-It-With-Others (DIWO) culture, freedom of knowledge & learning, and culture of science.


Recent accomplishments include projects:

DiVE IN (2021-2024) co-funded by European Comission through Erasmus+ program.

DuSTEM (2021-2023) co-funded by European Social Funds.

STARTS4Water (2021-2023) co-funded by European Comission through Horizon2020 program.

Dubrovnik Postmodern (2021-2022) co-funded by European Social Funds.

Youth Center Dubrovnik (2018 – ) co-funded by the City of Dubrovnik.  


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post: UR Institute, Bleiweisova 15, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

e-mail: institute@ur-institute.org

phone: +385955019051