About the project

The "100 Smart Factories" project was launched in May 2019 with the aim of creating more smart factories to ensure their position in the market. Business transformation is made possible through the Culis methodology, which is the result of many years of experience in production and work on process optimization. It consists of Lean, Digital and Green transformation.



The first step of transformation that ensures optimization and excellence of the process and brings fast results such as increased productivity, shorter process time, resource savings, cost reduction.


It enables the availability of information, insight into the state of the processes, transparent communication, clear goals and faster work. The focus is on employees who use modern technologies.


In addition to the transformation that results in better business results, it is important to take care of the optimal use of resources, the environment and socially responsible business.

The Project is not geographically limited, so factories from all over the world can participate in it, but the focus is on the territory of the European Union. Also, the size of the factory / company is not an exclusive criteria - small, medium and large companies can be included in the project.



  • Encouraging companies to develop and use models and technologies specific to Smart Factories
  • Development of new knowledge and skills of employees who will work in Smart Factories / Smart Companies
  • Faster and more efficient transformation of companies, made possible by Culis methodology


Factories from different fields of activity, regardless of size van join the project.



Benefits for the companies involved in the project are numerous, and some of them are below.

  • Business and process transformation of the company
  • Better financial results
  • Process optimization
  • Systematization of activities
  • Digitalization of business processes
  • Product digitalization
  • Large resource savings (financial, raw materials, human resources)
  • Setting and monitoring of KPIs and company goals
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • "100 smart factories" certificate

In addition, companies can expect numerous benefits for Sales and Marketing, as well as for customers and employees.



During and after the transformation, companies can expect the following results:

  • At least 10 do 30% higher productivity
  • At least 25% higher energy efficiency
  • At least 25% fewer accidents at work
  • At least 40% shorter production cycle time
  • At least 40% less work
  • At least 35% more added value from sales of new digitized products and services


Transforming a factory into a Smart factory is a very complex project that requires expertise in all phases of transformation. For this reason, we selected the best experts too become project partners. Partners are experts in different areas:



Artificial intelligence




Renewable energy sources

Circular economy


EU funds


At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together.


As a trusted partner for critical networks, we are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. We create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.

Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and security, we help build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable and inclusive world.

As an expert in telecommunication networks Nokia will provide it`s extensive knowledge in innovative wireless and wireline communication to the 100 Smart Factories project.


Micro-Link is an expert in implementing communication technologies for Industry 4.0 and offers a wide portfolio of IoT solutions that smart factories use to optimize processes and increase efficiency.


Micro-Link is an ICT company specializing in system integration in the field of wireless communications with 30 years of successful business experience. The activity is based on the concept of providing complete solutions to customers, uniting a wide range of technologically advanced products and communication solutions, as well as all professional services required for the implementation of such systems.

Lean Scheduling Europe
Production planning

Lean Scheduling Europe (LSE) experts specialize in tackling APS (Advance Planning and Scheduling) challenges. Their successful regional and global projects for more than 15 years confirm that advanced production planning is increasingly important for manufacturing companies.

Hrvatski Telekom

Hrvatski Telekom is the leading telecommunications provider in Croatia, both in the residential and business customer segments.


The vision of Hrvatski Telekom, the largest private investor in the digitalization of Croatia, is to deliver sustainable and profitable growth of the company, connecting everyone in Croatia to the opportunities of digitalization, enabling people to improve their lives. In its business segment, Hrvatski Telekom is enabling companies of all sizes to implement digital transformation of their business by providing them with cutting-edge ICT and Cloud services adapted to the customers needs. Within the scope of the “100 Smart Factories” project, Hrvatski Telekom is covering the following smart factory segments: IoT PaaS,  i.e. IoT Platform as a Service (the Hrvatski Telekom IoT Platform solves all your challenges in creating your professional IoT solutions), IaaS (our IaaS infrastructure services and solutions will enable you to perform your business activities at maximum security and availability), SaaS (our SaaS solutions will provide you with optimal infrastructure sharing for your software; our Manufacturing Execution System is an excellent example of how you can start with the digitalization of your production), IP/IT Security services (in the area of IT security, our domain experts will provide you with comprehensive services to implement digital transformation of production in line with the highest security standards), and on-premise installation at your location. Our IT experts are ready at all times to analyze your legacy infrastructure and to suggest an adequate tailor-made solution in line with your business needs.

Robotics and Automation

Damko is a commercial brand under the company Purić d.o.o. .

It specializes in:

  • Automation
  • Digitalization
  • Robotics
  • Optic quality control.

Tailor-made solutions that Damko offers to their clients are:

  • Automated lines in the production or part of the production segment
  • Digitized process
  • Implementation of robotic arms
  • SMART solutions in the industry.

The experience of a project team on similar projects is over 20 years. In 1991, the company was registered as Purić d.o.o., and since 2018 has been joined by a team of experts in the field of digitalization, automation and robotics.

Communiter Ad Decus
Product design & manufacturing, Inventor professional, AutoCAD

COMMUNITER AD DECUS d.o.o. (C.A.D.) has been operating in Croatia and the other EU countries for 15 years. From the very beginning, the business has been closely tied to Autodesk software solutions.


Autodesk, as the world's leading manufacturer of software solutions for mechanical engineering, architecture and construction, is recognized as an ideal partner for modern technological solutions whose application provides users with increased competitiveness, creation of innovative ideas and savings of both time and money. Thanks to the investment and results, Autodesk has awarded CAD the title of GOLD Partner.

With its well-known solutions AutoCAD, Inventor and Fusion 360, Autodesk provides mechanical engineering companies with tools for the development of quality digital prototypes and management of technical documentation for the purpose of visualization, simulation and analysis of real conditions of digital models in the entire production process.

The expert team consists of experts with many years of experience that help clients use Autodesk solutions, perform work tasks as efficiently as possible, shorten production time and improve technological and production processes.


BeeIN is a Slovenian-based Network Operator, focused on the digitization of Industry Verticals like Electric Energy, Logistics and Manufacturing.


It is born out of a passion for telco technology, convinced that it is a key component to a more sustainable future for those industries. BeeIN 5G philosophy binds together, as an enabler, the latest technologies: AI, AR, IoT, MEC at industrial scale. They have a strong conviction that underneath a vibrant market place of cloud-based, SaaS apps and tools that will personify the digitization and sustainable competitiveness of those industries, lays rock-solid mission critical connectivity.

We believe in partnership eco-systems, not just to implement the 5G use cases at application level, but also at the connectivity infrastructure level.

Elproms Team
Smart and Connected Products
Impuls savjetovanje
EU funds


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