Oikon Ltd. – Institute of Applied Ecology was founded in 1997 by a group of natural scientists and engineers who shared a vision of creating a multidisciplinary think-tank with two main typically opposing businesses, a pragmatic market driven consultancy firm and an inquisitive research and development institute, capable of providing solutions to increasingly complex challenges in the areas of nature and environment protection, and sustainable management of natural resources. Oikon is an independently operated privately owned company with the status of scientific institute at the Ministry of Science and Education.
Nineteen years down the track that combination has proved to be the foundation of excellence and a unique qualifier on the market that has made Oikon a leading licensed and accredited environmental consultancy/research institute in Croatia (research based SME) with the ability to leverage its credentials in the South-East Europe region with our employee’s scientific and technical competencies.
With over 1000 completed contracts, 300 clients (of which 57 % come from public and 43 % from private sector) and a track record of over 19 years in the business, the reputation of our organization and staff has grown across borders into the region and has resulted in collaboration with other EU countries. Our strong belief in ethical corporate management, continuous education of our talented employees, leadership and innovation, high quality management, social responsibility, customer focus and quality service has resulted in an image of competence and reliability.
General Organizational Capability
Oikon is organised into 3 main departments: Department of Environmental Engineering, Department of Nature Protection and Landscape and Department of Natural Resources Management, as well as Business Support Services.
It is a medium-sized company with experts who cover a wide range of disciplines: Mathematics, IT, Physics, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Environmental Management, Landscape Architecture, Forestry, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, Sociology and Economy.
Amongst them, 5 have doctoral degrees, 5 are research scientists registered by the Ministry of Science and Education, 9 engineers are registered by the Croatian Chamber of Architects and Engineers, and the Croatian Chamber of Forest and Wood Technology, 3 are Project Management Professionals certified by the Project Management Institute, USA, several are Microsoft Certified Specialists and experts for Oracle and MS SQL databases.
All this, together with clients both in Croatia and abroad (UK, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Albania, Cyprus, Montenegro, Turkey), and projects financed through multi- and bilateral development agencies, various IFI’s, government and private funding, makes Oikon one of the leading environmental consultancies in Croatia and its neighbouring countries.Further, our experts have access to professional and specialised equipment, hardware and software that is modern, up-to-date, and state of the art, which ensures professional assessments and research.
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