Science and innovation underpin the economies of both the Slovak Republic and the UK.

Encouraging work between the two countries therefore produces benefits for both. Research and knowledge is increasingly developed and transferred through international collaboration which provides opportunities to work with the best in the world, exchange students and researchers, and gain access to large scale international facilities; leading to mutual benefits for the UK and the Slovak Republic.

To promote international collaboration, the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office jointly fund the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN), based in over 40 countries around the world. For further information, please visit the SIN report page, which gives a brief introduction to the broad variety of areas the SIN supports.

Science and Innovation in the Slovak Republic

The Science & Innovation Department at the British Embassy in Bratislava aims to promote science and innovation co-operation between the UK and the Slovak Republic and to facilitate technology transfer and innovation. For an introductory brief which covers the science and innovation landscape in the Slovak Republic, in relation to the UK, read the UK Science and Innovation Network Country Snapshot Profile (ODT, 484 KB).

SIN Slovakia works to the following global objectives:

  • influences science and innovation policies of the Slovak governments, industry and academia to benefit the UK
  • improves UK policy based on international experience and emerging opportunities and challenges with the Slovak Republic
  • stimulates strategic science collaborations with the Slovak Republic to benefit the UK and delivers wider policy goals
  • harnesses the Slovak Republic’s international technology partnerships and investment to grow UK innovation capability

We aim to proactively seek out UK-Slovak collaboration in our priority areas of interest, and we are also open to assessing any potential projects that are suggested to us. If you are looking to work with researchers or innovators in the UK or the Slovak Republic then please get in touch with the SIN Slovak Republic Officer. The Department focuses on the following priority areas: health and life sciences, ICT and cyber security.

The main partners of the S&I Section are government departments, parliamentary and devolved institutions, public sector bodies, universities, research and trade organisations, and industry.The Embassy also co-operates closely with the British Council on the popularisation of science and innovation.

Contact details for SIN Slovak Republic

Matej Sadlon

Panská 16
811 01 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

Email: Mobile: +421 907 331 985

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