Science and innovation underpin the economies of both the Republic of Slovenia 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 Republic of Slovenia.

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 Republic of Slovenia

The Science & Innovation Department at the British Embassy in Ljubljana aims to promote science and innovation co-operation between the UK and the Republic of Slovenia and to facilitate technology transfer and innovation. For an introductory brief which covers the science and innovation landscape in the Republic of Slovenia, in relation to the UK, read the UK Science & Innovation Network Country Snapshot (PDF, 603KB, 2 pages).

SIN Slovenia works to the following global objectives:

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

We aim to proactively seek out UK-Slovene 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 Republic of Slovenia then please get in touch with the SIN Slovenia Officer. The Department focuses on the following priority areas: health and life sciences, clean growth, space and future manufacturing.

The main partners of the S&I Department 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 Slovenia

Viera Mockerova

Panská 16
811 01 Bratislava
Slovak Republic


Telephone: +421 2 5998 2253

Mobile: +421 907 331 985

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