The implementation of the project SUNSAFE IoT began on 18 January 2021, as part of the Call for Proposals "Increasing the development of new products and services arising from research and development activities - Phase II", funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

The SUNSAFE IoT project's total value is HRK 3,214,026.75, and it is implemented in partnership with the University of Juraj Dobrila in Pula and the company SENSUM d.o.o. The project contains the following phases of research and development: a) Industrial research (18 January 2021 - 18 July 2022), b) Experimental development (18 July 2022 - 18 June 2023).

The project aims to develop SUNSAFE IoT (smart umbrella) product as a result of the implementation of research, development and innovation activities that meet the needs of the tourism sector and are in line with the thematic priority area S3, energy and sustainable environment, based on innovative technologies on the development of advanced sensor networks in the Internet of Things, managing and analyzing large amounts of data and cloud solutions. The purpose of the project is to develop the innovative product SUNSAFE IoT, which is a device with an integrated round housing with an upper surface covered with photovoltaic cells, which is mounted on a parasol bar between two deck chairs on the beach. SUNSAFE IoT functions are the connection of users to the wi-fi network, connection to other IoT devices on the beach and the central system through innovative software and applications in the cloud. The SUNSAFE IoT is energy independent using solar energy.

The expected results of the project are: a) Developed housing and new software and installed an innovative application for the use of devices in the cloud, b) Conducted testing of the housing and applications in the real environment c) published scientific paper and feasibility study, d) Implemented protection intellectual property.

Beneficiary: PENTA d.o.o.
Project partners Juraj Dobrila University of Pula
SENSUM d.o.o.
The total project value: 3.214.026,75 HRK
Amount co-financed by the EU: 


2.156.893,81 HRK
Implementation period: 18.01.2021. – 18.06.2023.
Project manager: Mladen Pamić (PENTA d.o.o.)
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Project coordinator: Andrea Mihaljević Pulić, dipl.oec. (PENTA d.o.o.)
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Project administrator: Ardea Segnan, mag.oec. (SENSUM d.o.o.)
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