Istra Development Agency


The Istrian Development Agency (IDA) Ltd. was founded by the Istrian Region and its 9 towns on December 14th 1999 as an operational body entrusted with the implementation of development programmes in the Istrian Region.

It is a selfsustainable agency (project financed). IDA has equity of 2.300.000 EUR and total assets in the value of 4.616.159 EUR. Its head office is located in the centre of Pula and all the offices are equipped with standard equipment such as computers, printers, faxes, etc. IDA has 12 full-time employees- 1 with PhD degree, 2 with degree and 9 with degree of university education.

The work is organised in departme n ts covering: credit guarantee scheme (in cooperation with EIB), coordination of 26 business zones in the region, international cooperation and implementation of EU funded projects, research and innovation activities within Metris research centre. The staff is continuously trained for generation and implementation of IDA` activities.

For many years IDA has been an essential agent of Istrian economic development. Its primary role lies in the stimulation of the development of small and medium-sized entrepreneurships in the Region of Istria through securing of financial support, holding of educational courses, developing of the entrepreneurial infrastructure, providing information and consultation services to entrepreneurs, offering services to prospective foreign investors and the implementation of different interregional and international projects aimed at creating of a favourable business climate in the Region of Istria.

Source: IDA

  • Other
Geographical focus
  • Croatia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on December 1, 2016
Modified on December 1, 2016