August 27th – August 31st 2018, PAR University College, Rijeka, Croatia



Participants Workshop

All participants will have an opportunity to exercise their presentation skills and to get constructive feedback while presenting the results of the team projects.


Social activities

A dinner party as well as other social activities will be organized.


SenZations 2018

This summer SenZations have unique opportunity to connect with PAR Entrepreneurial Camp in Rijeka from August 27th – August 31st 2018, at PAR University College, Rijeka, Croatia

Join us! Register and book your place now!

Empower your creativity and innovativity with design thinking in social entrepreneurship!

You will have an opportunity to immerse yourself into the design thinking in a relaxed environment.

Senzations, the world’s oldest summer school on IoT, successfully running since 2006. There is a time for a new step – to combine IoT with design thinking models and social entrepreneurship. Packed with a dense schedule of high quality lectures and project work sessions delivered by experts in the field, you will acquire knowledge and skills that you can apply directly in your society... Besides learning, you can complement your knowledge about digital transformation and novel business models.


Join us, meet peers and leading experts, expand your network of contacts and work in interdisciplinary teams in an inspiring and fun environment!


Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without talking about the other.

Bill Gates

The aims of the summer school are to:

- Gain experience on design thinking models and new developing social solutions

- Create your business idea based on social entrepreneurship and social responsibility business

- Identify opportunities, important challenges and research directions

- Interact with experienced lectures and entrepreneurs and establish new contacts

- Have fun and enjoy while acquiring new skills and expertise



Business School PAR, Rijeka, Croatia

From the beginning of operations, PAR has fostered a progressive approach to education, a commitment to students and trainees, and international cooperation with more than 20 renowned educational partners in the world. We contribute to the economy with a competitive higher education that is constituted according to the principles of the Bologna Declaration through the Business School PAR, and lifelong learning for individuals and organizations who are encouraged through the lifelong learning academy of PAR.


General goals of the Business School PAR apply to partaking in the influence and the effect of fellow institutions of higher education in the furthering of development of the republic of Croatia. Among the most important include:

  • better relations between the educational system and economic affairs
  • active participation in community development
  • better preparation of youth for the labour market or continued studies
  • prevention of the mass exodus of youth

Alex Gluhak, Digital Catapult Carlos Kamienski, UFABC Brasil
Srdjan Krco, DunavNET Konrad Wrona, NCI Agency
Mirko Presser, Aarhus University Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia
H2020 symbIoTe project representative
Student presentations

Create + Innovate + Develop + Implement = Participate!

Researchers and PhD students who wish to present their ongoing research at the SenZations 2018 Summer School, should send an email containing the title of the presentation and abstract.

More information and the deadline for submission will be announced soon..

Students are encouraged to submit and present their latest work and receive feedback from experts in the field. Additionally, SenZations can provide a platform for discussions with fellow students.

SenZations Team

The SenZations Co-founders

We enjoy the Summer School since 2006

Srdjan Krco, Ph.D.

Program Chair and SenZations initiator

Manages and drives research activities in DunavNET. He worked in Ericsson since 2000 where he held a number of positions, managed several product development and research projects, focusing on M2M, IoT and their application in various domains including smart cities.

Konrad Wrona, Ph.D.

Program co-chair

Holds a Senior Scientist position at NCI Agency Den Haag, The Netherlands. He has nearly fifteen years of work experience in industrial (Ericsson Research and SAP Research) and academic (RWTH Aachen University, Media Lab Europe and Rutgers University) research and development environment.

Alex Gluhak, Ph.D.

Program Chair

Alex Gluhak is Head of Technology at the Digital Catapult, where he leads Things Connected, a UK wide innovation support programme for LPWAN. In the past, he worked on IoT research for companies such Intel Labs and Ericsson.

Gordana Nikolic, Ph.D.

Program co-chair

An entrepreneur and an academic professor, the Dean and the founder of Business Academy and Business School PAR. Promotes business and women leadership as well as entrepreneurial learning through PAR activities and curricula.


Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka, European Capital of Culture 2020, is the administrative and cultural centre of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and the third largest city in Croatia with regard to the number of inhabitants. The city is situated along the course of Rječina River and nearby numerous streams. It lies on abundant sources and confluences. Like numerous cities in the world, Rijeka carries the symbol of water in its name. We present you the history, people, numbers, surroundings...

Rijeka is reflected in Korzo, at Korzo you can read Rijeka. Anyone who, at least once, had a coffee at one of the terraces of numerous and picturesque café bars lined along this unusual promenade, would agree.


The Trsat Castle represents a strategically embossed lookout on a hill 138 meters above sea level dominating Rijeka. It was mentioned as a parochial centre for the first time in 1288. At this same site there was a Liburnian observation post from prehistoric times, used for monitoring the roads leading from the hinterland to the coast. This location served well to the Romans to establish their defence system, the so-called Liburnian limes, whose starting point was the Tarsatica fortress town – which was situated at the site of today's Old City of Rijeka.

More information available here.


Accommodation is NOT INCLUDED in the tuition fee.



Botel Marina in Rijeka is a unique combination of "a boat with a soul" with modern design, and attractive offers on an excellent location.

Hostel W1 is a cross between a hotel and a hostel, and provides designer accommodation at budget prices. In the heart of Rijeka, our hostel is located only 20 metres away from the town’s main pedestrian zone – the Korzo.

From here you can set off on a walk through the town centre, sip an espresso at one of the many sidewalk cafés or take in the night life without the need for transportation.

Hotel Bonavia - Quality and tradition for 140 years - Business hotel in the city centre of Rijeka providing you with the comfort of your own home or with the relaxed working enivronment of your office.

Hotel Continental The hotel is located in the centre of town, on the east bank of the river Rječina and just 300 meters from the main street in Rijeka, therefore it is ideal for tourists and business people.


For more details please contact: Croatia destinations travel agency and or PAR University College.

Croatia destinations travel agency:

PAR University College:

After school & social activities

Join us!

Become a part of The SenZations 2018 Summer School in Rijeka. Below are some pictures from previous events.




Organizational Support


Srdjan Krco, DunavNET,

Business School PAR