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Facts & Figures

Capital: Ljubljana

Size: 20,273.0 km2

Population: 2,055,496

National GDP: 35,274.9 (2013)

National GERD (%): 2.59 (2013)

% of Unemployment: 8.2

S3 related National Website

REGIO Infoview Page - SLOVENIA

ESIF Open Data Platform - SLOVENIA


National S2E Profile

KEEP-Territorial Cooperation Programmes - SLOVENIA


Wostner, Peter

  Email: peter.wostner@gov.si   Phone: 00386-14003340

Krajcar, Urban

  Email: urban.krajcar@gov.si   Phone: 00386-14784736

S3 Energy
Hren, Marko

  Email: Marko.Hren@gov.si   Phone: 00386-14003370

Digital Growth
Rus, Adam

  Email: adam.rus@gov.si   Phone: 00386-14003306


S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool

Description Capabilities Target Markets EU Priorities
Networks for the transition to circular economy: sustainable biomass transformation and new bio-based materials, technologies for use of secondary and raw-materials and reuse of waste; and production of energy based on alternative sources. 1. Energy production & distribution
2. Power generation/renewable sources
1. Energy production & distribution
2. Power generation/renewable sources
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Sustainable food production: sustainable production of high-quality food in relation to a business model that will integrate knowledge institutions with manufacturers and economic entities along the entire value chain, including the development of new marketing models; establish an innovative and short supply chains for locally and organically produced foods with a guaranteed and recognised traceability from the field to the table; ensure long-term sustainable conditions for the development of the varieties and farming practices adapted to Slovenian territory and to climate change. 1. Manufacturing & industry$categoryService.getCategoryDescForSearchContainer($regInfo.getCategoryid1_2()) 1. Agriculture, forestry & fishing$categoryService.getCategoryDescForSearchContainer($regInfo.getCategoryid2_2()) 1. Public health & security
2. Food security & safety
Mobility - developing demanding and complex energy-efficient products with higher value added, consistent with the new EU standards in the field of transport emission reductions (EURO 6c, EURO 7) and in the field of security (EURO NCAP) - incl. niche components and systems for internal combustion engines, E-mobility and energy storage systems, systems and components for security and comfort (interior and exterior), and materials for the automotive industry. 1. Manufacturing & industry
2. Computer, electronic & optical products
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Sustainable Tourism and Creative Cultural and Heritage based Services - social innovations based on rich cultural heritage and local creativity in services promoting activities and services centred around sustainable use of natural resources and innovative well-being programmes. 1. Creative, cultural arts & entertainment
2. Creative, arts & entertainment activities
$categoryService.getCategoryDescForSearchContainer($regInfo.getCategoryid2_1()) 1. Cultural & creative industries$policyService.getCategory3DescForSearchContainer($regInfo.getCategoryid3_2())
Smart use of resources - materials, products, applications and services supporting circular economy, re-use and efficient use of resources, acquisition of alternative fuels. 1. Water supply, sewerage, waste management & remediation activities$categoryService.getCategoryDescForSearchContainer($regInfo.getCategoryid1_2()) 1. Water supply, sewerage, waste management & remediation activities$categoryService.getCategoryDescForSearchContainer($regInfo.getCategoryid2_2()) 1. Sustainable innovation$policyService.getCategory3DescForSearchContainer($regInfo.getCategoryid3_2())
Smart Cities and Communities - manufacture of electric and electronic components and equipment, ICT systems, components and systems for district heating and the HVAC systems. Develop ICT based projects in the areas of energy, urban mobility, safety and smart health systems. 1. Manufacturing & industry$categoryService.getCategoryDescForSearchContainer($regInfo.getCategoryid1_2()) 1. Energy production & distribution$categoryService.getCategoryDescForSearchContainer($regInfo.getCategoryid2_2()) 1. Sustainable innovation$policyService.getCategory3DescForSearchContainer($regInfo.getCategoryid3_2())
Smart buildings and homes - energy refurbishment of buildings, interfaces between a smart building and a smart grid, integrated management systems for buildings, homes and the working environment of the future, and smart appliances for energy efficiency and self-sufficiency of buildings; re-use of construction waste and renewable and health-friendly materials; integration of the wood chain in the design of homes and working environments of the future by including research and innovation deriving from traditional knowledge and skills in using the wood and wood-compatible natural materials. 1. Construction
2. Specialised construction activities
1. Construction
2. Specialised construction activities
1. Sustainable innovation$policyService.getCategory3DescForSearchContainer($regInfo.getCategoryid3_2())
SI_ndustry 4.0 - Smart Factories – integrated solutions enabling companies to build competent value-chains incl. production optimisation: (distributed) production management and control, quality assurance, regulation and data processing, intra-logistics, automation; optimisation and automation of production processes: smart machines and equipment, mechatronic systems, actuators and smart sensors, virtual technological production systems, remote monitoring and management, modularity of products and solutions, intelligent materials, etc. 1. Manufacturing & industry$categoryService.getCategoryDescForSearchContainer($regInfo.getCategoryid1_2()) 1. Information & communication technologies (ICT) 1. KETs
2. Advanced manufacturing systems
Health/Medicine - relates to two sets, medical and quality of life. They include new substances and technologies in biomedicine combined with smart healthcare, high quality food and clean environment. 1. Manufacturing & industry
2. Biotechnology
1. Manufacturing & industry
2. Basic pharmaceutical products & pharmaceutical preparations
1. KETs
2. Advanced manufacturing systems

RIS3 Related Links

S3 Design & Implementation:

Slovenia's Smart Specialisation Strategy

S3 Implementation process: Strategic Research & Innovation Partnership (SRIP) "Smart Cities and Communities"

S3 Platform Peer-review (5/2014) - Slovenia: Background document and Presentation 

Workshop on the Implementation of the Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) in Slovenia (4/2016)

Smart Stories - Slovenia (2016)

S3P Implementation Handbook - Learning from Practice - EDP Cycle - Slovenia (2016)

Benchmarking Innovation & Competitiveness:

R&I Performance and H2020 Participation for SI

SI R&I Success Stories H2020

SI - European Innovation Scoreboard 2016

Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2016 - SI Regional Profiles

SI in the IMD World Competitiveness Scoreboard 2016

SI in the Global Creativity Index 2015

The OECD Innovation Policy Platform - STI Outlook Country Profile Slovenia

SI in the E-Government Developing Index (EGDI) 2016

KET Observatory info - Slovenia

Capacity Building & Synergies:

JRC-SI MoU Strengthening Scientific Cooperation with Slovenia on the Activities of the EU Macro-regions and Smart Specialisation (2/2017)

SI Country Profile - Platform for trans-Academic Cooperation in Innovation (2016)

Stairway to Excellence National Event - Slovenia (4/2016)

MIRRIS - Policy Dialogue Report 2014 - Slovenia

Economy - Overview:

OECD info - Slovenia

World Bank info - Slovenia

R&I PPP Info / Support:

ERA-Learn 2020 - Slovenia

Enterprise Europe Network info - Slovenia

Slovenian Business and Research Association - Brussels



Country Related News

General Info:

Slovenia in the EU - Country Profile

EU related News on Slovenia

OECD Better Life Initiative - Slovenia (2016)

Slovenia - Government Communication Office - Publications

Travelling Info Slovenia

The Latest on Slovenia in English (by National Public Broadcaster TV SLO)

Slovenia - Free Publications (by ISSUU)

Slovenia Convention Bureau News

Culture in Slovenia


Government of the Republic of Slovenia

Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy

Ministry of Economic Development and Technology

Ministry of Education, Science and Sport

Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planing

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Infrastructure

Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Culture

Foreign Direct Investments:

Invest Slovenia

Slovenia - Legal Acts in Force

Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS)

SLOEXPO - Database of Slovenian Exporters

Insight: Economy of Slovenia

SI in the EU Cohesion Policy:

EU Cohesion Programming Documents 2014-2020 - Slovenia 

EU Cohesion Policy National Website - Slovenia

Slovenia to spend full 4.1 billion euro package from EU to boost economy

SI in the EU Macro-Regional Framework and CBC:

EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR)

EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP)

EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR)

SI in the ETC and CBC programmes

SI in the CoR's European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC)

Platform for trans-Academic Coopeation in Innovation in the Adriatic Region

Digital Strategic Framework:

Digital Slovenia 2020, Next Generation Broadband Network Development Plan and Cyber Security Strategy Adopted

Slovenia among the first to discuss the strategy for a Digital Single Market (DSM)

SI in the WEF Global Information Technology Report

Cross-border eCollaboration in the e-Regions - Inter-Municipality Initiative

Societal Challenges & Social Innovation:

Monitoring Policy and Research Activities on Science and Society  - Slovenia

Silver eEconomy

Energy & Sustainability Activities:

National Renewable Energy Action Plan - Slovenia by 2020

CoM - Sustainable Energy Action Plans for Local Communities in Slovenia

Eurocities - Contact Slovenia

EIP Smart Cities and Communities in Slovenia

CIVITAS Sustainable Mobility Solutions - Slovenia

ELTIS - The Urban Mobility Observatory - Urban Mobility Planning in Slovenia

Ljubljana Wins the European Mobility Award 2013

CIVITAS Forum 2015 - Annual Conference held in Ljubljana (7-9 October 2015)

Ljubljana - The European Green Capital 2016

EDEN - European Destinations of Excellence - Slovenia