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Management izdelovalnih Tehnologij za trajnostni razvoj (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.10.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Manufacturing technologies and systems   
2.04.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Materials science and technology   
2.07.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Computer science and informatics   

Code Science Field
2.11  Engineering and Technology  Other engineering and technologies 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (19)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  04044  PhD Frančišek Bizjan  Energy engineering  Researcher  2009  134 
2.  37540  Jerneja Brumen  Administrative and organisational sciences  Junior researcher  2014  30 
3.  05996  PhD Slavko Dolinšek  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2009 - 2014  569 
4.  35396  PhD David Homar  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Junior researcher  2012 - 2014  54 
5.  35760  PhD Matija Hriberšek  Materials science and technology  Junior researcher  2013 - 2014  56 
6.  28615  Gorazd Jelenc  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Technical associate  2009 - 2012 
7.  06883  PhD Janez Kopač  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Head  2009 - 2014  1,837 
8.  23470  PhD Peter Krajnik  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2009 - 2014  235 
9.  17076  PhD Davorin Kramar  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2010 - 2014  439 
10.  10201  PhD Borut Likar  Economics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  797 
11.  32088  PhD Goran Mijušković  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Junior researcher  2009 - 2014  26 
12.  37443  David Muženič  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Junior researcher  2014  13 
13.  31069  Manca Poglajen  Sociology  Junior researcher  2010 - 2014 
14.  26559  PhD Franci Pušavec  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2009 - 2014  603 
15.  18047  Vinko Rotar    Technical associate  2009 - 2014  38 
16.  09001  PhD Mirko Soković  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2009 - 2014  1,076 
17.  32069  PhD Gregor Tavčar  Energy engineering  Junior researcher  2009  46 
18.  33241  PhD Janez Tratar  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Junior researcher  2010 - 2014  15 
19.  01696  PhD Ferdinand Trenc  Energy engineering  Researcher  2009  376 
Organisations (3)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0782  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering  Ljubljana  1627031  29,130 
2.  2716  Institute for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana  Ljubljana  2341913000  649 
3.  7097  University of Primorska, Faculty of management  Koper  1810014002  10,107 
Significance for science
Production is one of the key pillars of the Slovenian economy. In view of the current marginal overall economic growth, the further development of science in the field of production technologies is important, especially for the continuation of the fundamental and applied research. Innovation, based on scientific excellence, is a key element of sustainable economic competitiveness. High level of conducted researches in program group has prepared a good foundation for continued technological innovations, which are critical for the development of science in Slovenian, as well as in the international arena. The research team from the previous program so successfully combined science in overlapping interdisciplinary areas of manufacturing technologies, as well as in the areas of innovation management and technology, as well as in the previous period proved a distinctive contribution to the development of science in the field (development of new technologies, educational programs, scientific publications and international patents, cooperation with international research organizations, industry, etc.). The publications of scientific results and international innovations/patents remain an essential element of dissemination and mirror of the science development. Research group has maintained with its work to an extremely shaped and verifiable portfolio of publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Published original scientific contributions are balanced and relate to both basic research and applied research for specific industrial applications. Articles in the areas proposed four research domains - advanced processing technology and efficient use of resources, engineering, quality manufacturing and production focused people - representing good cited scientific contributions of the research group. These results are not only important for the development of science - their content is directly linked with the national strategy for the development of the economy, as well as with other initiatives, technological development of the EU. Finally, further contribution of high-quality scientific publications should be noted which raise the quality of the Uni-Lj in international comparative studies, as well as to the Slovenian science in general. The main research results are expected in the research domain of advanced processing. Over the course of the research program those procedures were developed with the help of quality engineering, laboratory verified, as well as tested in the production capacities of our industrial partners. Such effects of science are in this context particular characteristic in terms of the increase in productivity, which is a key to greater efficiency of the Slovenian economy. In addition, the selected machining processes were upgraded with elements of resource efficiency and the integration of human factors that contribute to the incremental development of science. Applications of scientific achievements in Slovenian industry have a unique catalyst for further development of science, increase confidence in science and thereby improve the cooperation between the Slovenian research and industrial sphere, which is still weak. Ultimately, the results demonstrate the possibility of the end-use of our advanced technologies and thus exploit the results of science and the replacement of conventional processing with advanced. This replacement is enabled and is essential to increase innovation, enhance competitiveness and economic growth in SLO. Over the past years presentation of our research work has also profiled and the number of publications within the International Academy of production engineering (CIRP). The research team considered the importance of the CIRP as essential for the further development/promotion of science and recognition of Slovenian science in the international arena; as well as for setting high standards for research purposes and to comparison with the international scientific excellence.
Significance for the country
The manufacturing sector consists mostly of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and represents one of the biggest parts of the Slovenian economy as a share of gross domestic product (GDP), which is around 25%. Manufacturing employs the largest number of people, while the machinery and manufacturing products provide the most exports. Innovation based on technological excellence is a key to maintaining economic competitiveness and growth of high-skilled jobs. Only advances in science and development of new technologies allow Slovenian industry to remain competitive in a very demanding market. The role of production technologies, in response to finding solutions to the challenges of increased economic growth and job creation, is indisputable. As mentioned above, the production is still showing signs of growth, despite the general stagnation of the economy - progress in manufacturing is critical to raise GDP growth to 3.5% in 2020, which is the basic objective of the Slovenian development. Achieving social impact relates primarily to the high employability of graduates in production engineering, which is also an exception in relation to all serious employability of young people. Production is therefore a bright future - reached with the progress of manufacturing technologies, which allow the conversion of innovative ideas into new products that create economic growth and provide highly skilled services, which is relevant to current societal challenges. Advanced production technologies therefore have a dual role: ensuring the competitiveness of technologies and products; with social as well as economic impacts. These goals were achieved in the program with mentoring, where a large number of quality graduates, masters and doctorates of production engineering were concluded their studies. If the production of a broader regional perspective is analyzed, we can see that the Slovenian industry despite the loss of the Yugoslav market is still the leading economy in the region - mainly in the production of specialized machinery and equipment and production technologies. Slovenian industry has also successfully completed the transition from heavy industry to the highly specialized production, which results in innovative products, such as. complex tools which make up a large part of exports of Slovenian tool in the automotive industry. In this research program key parts of the global production challenges have been achieved and highlighted - challenges that are crucial to the continuation of the socio-economic well-being in Slovenia. On the whole, achievements in the necessary transformation of production requires the coordination of research and innovation activities that have been in the program carried out under the four research domains and assistive technologies: advanced methods of processing and efficient use of resources, quality engineering, information and communication technology to concentrate production to the people, highly skilled workforce, as well as modeling, simulation and prediction of the effects on sustainable development. Finally, the results highlight the socio-economic impacts also fully coincide with Slovenia's Development Strategy to 2020: "Slovenia is competitive society of knowledge and innovation, which, while respecting environmental limits ensures the well-being of its people and becoming a model of modern eco-region". The development must be based on improving the efficiency of the use of all resources, human, financial and natural, an innovative and intensive use of information communication and technology, and at the appropriate burden-sharing and benefits of an increase in employment. Three main areas of development (below) are largely been included in the previous program of the research group and remain objective of the new program: - Research and Development and Innovation - Start-up, growth and development of SMEs - Employment, education, training, skills and competences
Audiovisual sources (1)
no. Title (with video link) Event Source
1. Intelligent polymeric materials and technologies    Research programme video presentation 
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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