General Information

Host Organisation
Center for Technology Transfer and Innovation at the Jožef Stefan Institute

Office Address
Jamova cesta 39 | 1000 Ljubljana | Slovenia

Office Contacts Details
Tomaz Lutman | 00386 1477 3801 | tomaz.lutman@ijs.si

Coverage Area
Slovenia and neighbouring countries

Availability for the Clients
Monday – Friday 9h-15h

Spoken Languages
Slovenian, English

KETGATE Point Staff

BUSINESS ADVISOR
Tomaž Lutman

Qualifications:
> Commercialization of the technologies
> Assessing innovation potential of companies and support in contract & collaborative research
> Management of intellectual property
> MSc in Biochemistry

 

OTHER STAFF
Matej Mrak

Qualifications:
> Commercialization of the technologies
> Assessing innovation potential of companies and support in contract & collaborative research
> Management of intellectual property
> BSc in Physics

About Jožef Stefan Institute

The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of more than 960 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering. The subjects concern production and control technologies, communication and computer technologies, knowledge technologies, biotechnologies, new materials, environmental technologies, nanotechnologies, and nuclear engineering.

Primary mission of the Center for Technology Transfer and Innovation at the Jožef Stefan Institute is the transfer of new technologies, inventions and innovations from the Institute, to industry. Our key activities, therefore, encompass: (1) the search for industrial partners and investors for licensing and the financing of spin-off / spin-out companies, establishing collaboration through licensing agreements and the establishment of spin-off / spin-out companies; (2) active integration of economy and science with internationalization; (3) raising awareness about, and support for, protection of intellectual property; (4) support and assistance in applying to national and EU tenders.

Through our activities, we complement and enrich innovative research, innovation management and knowledge transfer, as well as organization of focused meetings between researchers and industry representatives, thematic workshops, and trainings at the Institute. Our activities are driven by the desire to increase the visibility of the Institute, to raise companies’ awareness of the Institute, and thereby encourage their cooperation with us. At the same time our activities are implemented with the goal to promote entrepreneurial mentality among researchers, as well as with sincere concern for the education and popularization of science among young people.

Ecosystem Area

Slovenia is a developed country that enjoys prosperity and stability as well as a GDP per capita by purchase power parity at 83% of the EU28 average in 2015, which is the same as in 2014 and 2 percentage points higher than in 2013. Nominal GDP in 2018 is 42.534 mio EUR, nominal GDP per capita (GDP/pc) in 2018 is EUR 21,267. The highest GDP/pc is in central Slovenia, where capital city Ljubljana is located, which is part of the Western Slovenia statistical region, which has a higher GDP/pc than eastern Slovenia.

Main business sectors:
Almost two-thirds of people are employed in services, and over one-third in industry and construction. Slovenia benefits from a well-educated workforce, well-developed infrastructure, and its location at the crossroads of major trade routes.

The level of foreign direct investment (FDI) per capita in Slovenia is one of the lowest in the EU, and the labour productivity and the competitiveness of the Slovenian economy is still significantly below the EU average.

High level of openness makes Slovenia extremely sensitive to economic conditions in its main trading partners and changes in its international price competitiveness. The main industries are motor vehicles, electric and electronic equipment, machinery, pharmaceuticals, and fuels. Examples of major Slovenian companies operating in Slovenia include the home appliance manufacturer Gorenje, the pharmaceutical company Krka, the oil distributing company Petrol Group and Revoz a manufacturing subsidiary of Renault.

Research infrastructure:
Research and innovation are strongly present in Slovenia. There are numerous research institutes that support the research and innovation with its infrastructure. Most important are listed below:

> The Jožef Stefan Institute
> The National Institute of Chemistry
> The Geological Survey of Slovenia
> The Institute of Metals and Technologies Educational Research Institute.
> The Institute for Hydraulic Research
> The Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute
> The National Institute of Biology

Additional Services of Jožef Stefan Institute

Enterprise Europe Network services
> Preparation of technology offer/request or business offer/request
> Finding partner through EEN

KET4CleanProduction services

Support in applying for KET4CleanProduction funding