Oikon Ltd. – Institute for 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 ... See moreOikon Ltd. – Institute for 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 Ltd. 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.
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.
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.
Our core business is provision of development support services, the sustainable ones! We like to think that WITH US, DEVELOPMENT IS NATURAL. This is our moto. Within our service portfolio we focus on pragmatic, practical, implementable, affordable and neat solutions that are going to best serve our Client’s needs and, at the same time, protect Public Interest in protected Environment and surrounding Nature.
Oikon is a major provider of environmental impact assessments (EIA), environmental management plans (EMP) and appropriate assessments in regards to the ecological network / NATURA2000 in Croatia, for all kinds of developments in both terrestrial and marine environments, including projects related to water protection, e.g. waste water treatment plants and sewerage systems, large dams, accumulations and retentions, irrigation projects, multipurpose channel Danube-Sava, protection of wetlands as well as projects related to waste management e.g. waste management centres, transfer stations, landfills, investigations work for waste management centres, remediation procedure etc.
The project portfolio also includes development of strategic documents, for example the Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) for Operational program “Environment” (2007-2013) and Waste Management Plan of the City of Zagreb (2010-2014), or the proposal of the National Environmental Action Plan (2011-2019).
Furthermore, we have substantial experience in working for leading development agencies and international financing institutions (IFI) such as EU/EuropeAid (utilising pre-accession and community funds), WB, EBRD, EIB, KfW, UNDP, WWF, GEF and NATO. In implementation of projects funded by development agencies and IFIs, we have successfully cooperated with leading European environmental consultancies and scientific institutions.
Oikon has extensive experience in preparation of Management plans for national parks, nature parks and special forest reserves in Bosnia and Hercegovina (B&H); preparation of Feasibility studies regarding enlargement of protected areas (B&H); Environmental impact assessments of various infrastructure (highways, gas pipelines) in B&H, Montenegro and Albania; Coastal zoning management planning in Montenegro, Albania; and Baseline studies of flora, fauna, habitat mapping, ecological network (Natura), as well as, Training and Education of experts for using GIS and satellite images in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus and Turkey.
The company also has regional experience in leading and participating in cross border (scientific and IPA) projects financed by EU, i.e. “Heritage – Driver of Development”, “DANUBEPARKS STEP 2.0” and, “HOLISTIC”.
- Found: 1997
- Employees: 35