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Slovenian Academy of Engineering (IAS)

Slovenian Academy of Engineering (IAS)



Tomsiceva 4

1000 Ljubljana Slovenia

T. +386 1 425 4418 | F. +386 1 425 4417

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Founding date: 1995
Number of members: 54
Number foreign members: 2
Management and Staff: 1
Annual Budget: 86 000 €
Financing and sources: Government Support • 94%
Other • 6%





  • To stimulate the acquisition of the top-level technical knowledge that provides the basis for technological progress and a balanced, sustainable development;
  • To promote the role and influence of technical experts in society in general and when dealing with issues relating to the economy and development;
  • To assess and give opinions on the conditions and development of technical sciences and disciplines, research and education;
  • To discuss basic issues relating to innovations and the organisation of the economy with regard to technological development;
  • To be involved in the formation of policies relating to research, technology and innovations;
  • To propose measures for enhancing innovations, increasing the quality of research-and-development activities and fostering the transfer of research achievements and innovations to the economy;
  • To be involved in forming the policy and the programmes of training technicians and engineers at all educational levels;
  • To enhance international cooperation in its areas of operation;
  • To promote the development and use of Slovenian terminology in the areas of technical sciences and disciplines;
  • To produce regular and occasional publications;
  • To organise and support national and international discussions, conferences, panels and other meetings in the areas of engineering and business;
  • To present annual and occasional awards for exceptional achievements in the areas of engineering and business, promoting engineering activities;
  • To carry out other tasks aimed at fostering the effectiveness of engineering activities and reinforcing the role of engineers in society.

Committees / Main working groups

The 2 main working groups of IAS are

  • The Scientific - Research Group and,
  • The Business – development Group.

The IAS has 3 boards

  • Board of Higher Education and Research,
  • Board of the Energy Sector and the Environment,
  • Board of the Economy.

Highlights 2016

  • In June and October, two workshops were organised by the IAS Working Group for Education and produced “Statements on Technical Education in Slovenia”.

-   “Key Measures for Technology and Innovation Breakthrough of Slovenia”: IAS, together with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, organised the “3rd Strategic Conference of Slovenia 5.0: Innovation and Technology Breakthrough of Slovenia”. The output of the conference  were 5 key measures for Technology and Innovation Breakthrough; circulation of researchers, reform of higher education, change of funding of R&D, change of tax and investment policies, Industry 4.0 and digitalisation.

-   “Innovation System of Slovenia”: following one of its main projects, the Academy has prepared and published the “Analysis of Sustainable Development of Slovenia”, “Analysis of Educational System in Slovenia”, “Analysis of Research, Development and Innovative Achievements of Slovenia”. Analysis include recommendations for improvement on the above topics.

The statements will be published on the IAS website as well as physical copies which will be presented to the public and the Ministry of Education for further use.

Annual Report 2014-2015

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IAS positions and initiative for the model of smart specialisation and selection of problem domains and priority (niche) project/product fields
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IAS contribution to Slovenian Smart Specialization Strategy

IAS took an active part in shaping the Slovenian Smart Specialization Strategy:

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Proposal for the harmonisation of SSS with EC recommendations and for the preparation of the final version of the document
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Position of the Slovenian Academy of Engineering on the development of the Slovenian energy sector until 2030, with a view until 2050