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Slovenian Innovation Hub, European Economic Interest Grouping (SIH EEIG)

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 21 May, 2015
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Slovenia
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Bojana
Omersel Weeks
ECCP Responsible Person
00386 1 4798 008
bojana.omersel-weeks@sis-egiz.eu
Alenka
Rožaj Brvar
Cluster Manager
00386 1 4798 008
direktor@sis-egiz.eu
Languages spoken: 
Croatian
English
French
German
Italian
Serbian
Slovak
Slovene
Swedish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Medical Biomaterials
Medical Research
S3 EU priority areas: 
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Human health activities (medical services)
Emerging industries: 
Biopharmaceuticals
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Cancer treatment, Biopharmaceuticals, Pharmacy, Translational/Precision Medicine, Herbal medicine and natural cosmetics, Resistant Bacteria, Bionano-sensors, Photonics, ICT and Big data in health
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
57
Number of SME members: 
26
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
3
Number of larger company members: 
3
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
14
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
4
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Technology park Ljubljana
Technology center
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Cosylab
SME
University of Ljubljana
University
University of Maribor
University
University of Nova Gorica
University
Lek-Sandoz
Larger Company
Technology park Ljubljana
Technology Center
Acies Bio
SME
Jozef Stefan Institute
Research Organisation
National Institute of Chemistry
Research Organisation
National Institut of Biology
Research Organisation
Slovenian Institut of Hop Research and Brewing
Research Organisation
BLCKB
SME
The Agricultural Institute of Slovenia
Research Organisation
CO BIK
NAMASTE Centre of Excellence
TECOS Industrial association of toolmakers
Technology Center
University Medical Centre Ljubljana
University
Institute of Oncology Ljubljana
Research Organisation
Blood Transfusion Centre of Slovenia
Research Organisation
A1 Slovenija
Larger Company
Lek Veterina
SME
Riko
SME
Brinox
SME
SID Bank
Abies Labs
SME
Alma Mater Europaea-ECM
Ascalab
SME
Bia
SME
Biosistemika
SME
Brinox
SME
Celicabiomedical
SME
CiPKeBiP
SME
CO NANOCENTER
EMG
SME
CO EN FIST
Freyherr
SME
Helios TBLUS
Larger Company
HIETO
Research Organisation
IEDC-Bled School of Management
IOS- Institute for environment and sensors
Research Organisation
Jafral
SME
Lek Veterina
SME
The Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region (RDA LUR)
Simps"s
SME
Spovano
Špica international
Technology Park Ljubljana
High school for services
Spomincica
Labena
SME
Lotrič Metrology
SME
EMRI Innovative Technology Solutions
SME
Saving
SME
Microbium
Ars Pharmae
SME
General Hospital Celje
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Slovenian Innovation Hub (SIH) offers support to strategic-innovation partnerships in priority area of Slovenia”s smart specialization strategy i.e. in health and medicine. SIH is a service for connecting and networking with individual stakeholders, companies, research organisations, technology centers and value chains. SIH enables Slovene creativity and excellence with quadruple helix in health and medicine to reach global markets in areas of translational medicine, biopharmaceutics, herbal medicine and natural cosmetics, cancer treatment therapies and active and healthy living.

Objectives of the Slovenian research and innovation cluster partnership in health and medicine are:

- to identify perspective and/or new niche markets, new business oportnuities,

- to identify prospective technologies and provide support to tailored solutions for global markets.

- business support and strategic collaboration on global markets.

- support with managing innovation.

- support with product connectivity and analysis of connectivity.

- work with talents and human resources development.

- support with the strategic assessment of product use in high tech field.

- joint promotion of partners on global markets and about knowledge intensive projects and products,

- support to start ups and joint ventures in health and medicine and related sectors (biosensors, photonics, nano materials, ICT)

- support with inward and outward foreign trade investments in health and medicine sector.

- internationalization.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Details of support services: 

Assistance with setting up research based value chains.

Business services (identification of resources for products& services development, assistance with entering foreign markets)

National and international development partnerships and clusters.

Validation of new products and services.

Matchmaking and partnership building.

Policy consultation.

Individual coaching and mentorship programmes.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
China
India
Japan
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Belgium
France
Germany
Italy
Sweden
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Visiting fairs and specialised events in medicine, health, life sciences. Presenting and promoting cluster activities.

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Medicon Village, Lund, Swede
Happy Ageing, Limburg, Belgium
Innovation Hub Wales, United Kingdom
Medicin Paris, Paris France
Sherbrook Innopol, Sherbrook Canada
Area science park, Trieste, Italy
Human Technology Graz
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Project NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)

SRIP Health-Medicine

Smart Specialisation Strategy- S4, European Regional Development Fund, Slovenia (Strategic Research and Innovation Partnerships) 2016;

 

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Health and Medicine cluster supported in the context of the national S4 strategy in December 2016.

 

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Cutting edge  knowledge and established value chains in cancer research, translational medicine, active bacteria, biopharmaceutics, pharmacy, herbal medicine, natural cosmetics, active and healthy aging.

State of the art key enabling technologies in nanobiosensors, photonics, ICT (telemedicine).

 Established research institutions with decades of experience.

Good access to the markets of South, East, West and Central Europe. Easy access for people and goods by land, air, sea.

Highly educated and skilled workforce who speak multiple languages. Quality link to regional markets (South, West, East and Central Europe). Developed infrastructure including research infrastructure and health care systems.  High quality of life (services) and green evnironment. Common languages spoken by people in the country Slovene, English (common), German, Italian, Hungarian, French. Croatian.