• Slovenia
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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


Suvorov, Bojan

  Email: bojan.suvorov@gov.si   Phone: +386 1 4003539

Damjana, Karlo

  Email: damjana.karlo@gov.si   Phone: 00386 1 478 4705

S3 Energy
Hren, Marko

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

Digital Growth
Hren, Marko

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


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

Priority Name Description
Smart Cities and Communities Manufacturing of electric and electronic components and equipment, ICT systems, components and systems for district heating and the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. Development of ICT-based projects in the areas of renewable energy sources, smart urban mobility, safety and smart health systems.
Smart buildings and homes Energy refurbishment of buildings, interfaces between smart buildings and smart grids, integrated management systems for buildings, homes and the working environment of the future, and smart appliances for energy efficiency and self-sufficiency of buildings. The R&I activities include also sustainability of buildings with re-use of used construction materials and of waste as well as renewable and eco-friendly and healthy materials; integration of 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.
SI_ndustry 4.0 - Smart Factories Industry 4.0 - integrated solutions enabling companies to build competent value-chains including production optimisation, (distributed) production management and control, quality assurance, regulation and data processing; intra-logistics, 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, and new intelligent materials.
Health / Medicine Research and Innovation activities related to medical applications and quality of life. The activities include new substances and technologies in biomedicine combined with smart healthcare, personalized healthcare for vulnerable population, including high quality food and clean environment.
Networks for the Transition to Circular Economy Research and Innovation activities for sustainable biomass transformation and production of new bio-based materials, technologies for use of secondary and raw-materials and reuse of waste. The activities include production of energy based on alternative sources.
Sustainable Food Production Research and Innovation activities supporting sustainable production of high-quality food in relation to business model that integrates knowledge institutions with manufacturers and economic entities along the entire value chains, including the development of new marketing models. The activities will involve establishment of innovative short ("Zero km") supply chains for locally and organically produced foods with 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 but also resilient and adaptable to the progressive climate change conditions.
Sustainable Tourism and Creative Cultural and Heritage based Services Research and Innovation activities focusing social innovation based on rich cultural heritage and local creativity promoting activities and services centred around sustainable use of natural resources and innovative well-being programmes.
Development of Materials as Products Focusing on materials' production technologies and processing, and material sciences - metallurgy, foundry and production of multicomponent non-homogeneous materials / components combined in different ways.
Smart Mobility Developing high value-added, demanding, complex, energy-efficient products consistent with the new EU transport emission standards (EURO 6c, EURO 7) and security standards (EURO NCAP). These include niche components and systems for internal combustion engines, E-mobility and energy storage systems, systems and components for security and comfort (interior / exterior), and advanced materials for the automotive industry.

You can obtain more detail following this/these link/s:

RIS3 Related Links

S3 Strategy:

RIS3 Strategy Slovenia - Final Version in English (9/2015)

S3 Design Process:

Presentation of Key Aspects of the Slovenian Smart Specialisation Strategy (8/2018)

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

S3 Implementation Process:

Strategic Research & Innovation Partnership (SRIP) "Smart Cities and Communities"

Strategic Research & Innovation Partnership (SRIP) "SI_ndustry 4.0 - Smart Factories"

Strategic Research & Innovation Partnership (SRIP) "Health/Medicine"

Strategic Research & Innovation Partnership (SRIP) "Circular Economy"

Strategic Research & Innovation Partnership (SRIP) "Materials as End Products"

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)

S3 Related Documents:

Assessment of Industry Growth Potential - RIS3 Slovenia Case Analysis (6/2014)

Benchmarking Innovation & Competitiveness:

R&I Performance and H2020 Participation for SI (10/2017)

SI R&I Success Stories H2020

MIRRIS Analysis - First Trends H2020 vs. FP7 - Special Focus on EU13 (6/2016)

SI - European Innovation Scoreboard 2017 (6/2017)

Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2017 - SI regional Profiles (6/2017)

SI - European Innovation Scoreboard 2016

Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2016 - SI Regional Profiles

SI in the IMD World Competitiveness Scoreboard 2016

The IMD World Competitiveness Ranking Changes 2016-17 (6/2017)

SI in the Global Creativity Index 2015

SI in the WIPO Global Innovation Index 2018 (9/2018)

SI Country Highlights - OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 (11/2017)

OECD Innovation Policy Platform - STI Outlook Country Profile Slovenia 2016

UN E-Government Developing Index (EGDI) - Slovenia 2016

KET Observatory info - Slovenia (11/2012)

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

Slovenian Innovation Hub - European Economic Interest Grouping

Slovenian Business and Research Association - Brussels

Economy - Overview:

European Semester Documents for Slovenia (3/2018)

OECD Economic Survey of Slovenia 2017 (9/2017)

OECD info - Slovenia

World Bank info - Slovenia

RTDI Networking & Partnerships:

SI Member of the Vanguard Initiative - Press Release Vanguard Annual Political Meeting (11/2017)

ERA-Learn 2020 - Slovenia

Business Innovation Ecosystem Support:

Enterprise Europe Network info - Slovenia

Slovene Enterprise Fund (SEF)

Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS)

Technology Park Ljubljana

Primorska Technology Park

Styrian Technology Park

Pomurje Technology Park

Start Up Slovenia

ABC Accelerator Slovenia

Business Angels of Slovenia


Country Related News

General Info:

Slovenia in the EU - Country Profile

EU related News on Slovenia

OECD Better Life Initiative - Slovenia (11/2017)

Slovenia - Government Communication Office - Publications

Travelling Info Slovenia

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

Slovenia Times

Slovenia - Free Publications (by ISSUU)

Slovenia Convention Bureau News


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

Business Support Framework and FDI:

Invest Slovenia

Slovenian Business Register

Slovenia - Key Legal Acts in Force

SPIRIT Slovenia - Public Agency for Entrepreneurship, Internationalization, Foreign Investments and Technology

Slovene Enterprise Fund (SEF)

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 Urban/Regional Data:

SI: Visualisation of Urban Information - JRC Urban Data Platform

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 Cooperation in Innovation in the Adriatic Region

Digital Strategic Framework:

Digital Slovenia 2020 – Development Strategy for the Information Society until 2020 (3/2016)

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)

Slovenian Company Sinergise Wins the 2016 Copernicus Masters Competition (10/2016)

Sinergise Sentinel Hub - Business Opportunities from Outer Space - by EURONEWS Business Planet (2/2018)

SI in the WEF Global Information Technology Report

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

Culture, Art & Creative Industries

Culture in Slovenia

SI Art & Architecture

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 (7/2010)

International Energy Agency Statistics - Slovenia

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 (10/2015)

Ljubljana - The European Green Capital 2016

EDEN - DG GROW European Destinations of Excellence - Slovenia (12/2015)

Towards the Green Coast - Slovenia (EUSAIR - Environmental Quality) (5/2017)