One cornerstone of a successful society is a propulsive, innovative economy, which in turn needs educated, creative, pervasive, and courageous young people. The key research areas are related to both the economy and the school system, which means, young people.
In the field of economics, the focus is on the management of creativity and innovation processes, with an emphasis on mastering the fuzzy front end of innovation, open innovation, industry 4.0, strategic research innovation partnerships, and academic and economic collaboration. In the field of the school system, one of the key long-term factors for the success of modern society is the introduction of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the school system. Research has some of the characteristics of basic research, with a strong emphasis on practical aspects that deliver concrete results - both in the economy, in the school system, and related to national and EU policies.
The work is carried out in interdisciplinary teams, in cooperation with domestic (Jozef Stefan Institute, University of Ljubljana, Hidria, Domel, etc.) and international partners (University of Applied Sciences-Germany, Frauenhofer Institute-Austria, Grenoble Institute of Technology-France, University of Gloucestershire-UK, ISCN-Austria, IT Study-Hungary, Amber group-Italy, etc), mostly through EU tenders and national resources.
Head of research and contact person: Prof. Borut Likar, MBA