Technology Park Ljubljana celebrating 25 years
Ljubljana, 29 September – The Technology Park Ljubljana, a tech, startup and scaleup community that involves over 300 member companies, innovative teams, and individuals, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Photo: Technology Park Ljubljana celebrating 25 years/
The project, whose first contours were drawn at the Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS) in 1994, has helped develop a number services that have consolidated Slovenia’s position on the map of technological innovation.
While more than 1,500 people are connected to its work, the centre itself employs 18 people and is a non-profit organisation.
Its biggest owner is the Ljubljana municipality, while other owners include the IJS, the Chemical Institute, the National Institute for Biology, as well as telecoms equipment maker Iskratel, electronics company Iskra and pharma company Lek.
The main fields of interest are automation, biotechnology, medicine, digital media, finance, industrial technology, information and communication technology, creative industries, the environment and energy, trade and life sciences.
Announcing the celebration plans, Technology Park Ljubljana director Jernej Pintar has told the STA the focus will not be on ceremonies but on presenting new services and products and highlighting the importance of technology for everyday life.
Pintar argued the global success of the companies involved was testimony to the good work of the Technology Park Ljubljana. He pointed to the potential harboured by cooperation, highlighting a recent effort to manufacture a ventilator as an example.
Pintar moreover announced a project involving mentorship for students by some of the world’s leading experts, as well as the launch of three co-working spaces in Ljubljana.