Slovak Academy of Sciences

The Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) is Slovakia’s foremost institution for the promotion and support of basic and applied research in natural sciences, life sciences, technical sciences, social sciences and humanities. The SAS was established by an act passed by the Slovak National Council in 1953. 56 institutes of Academy employ a total of 3200 staff. The SAS has concluded cooperative agreements with 60 partners abroad. Academy is a member of ICSU, ALLEA, IAP, ESF, EASAC, etc. Institutes of the SAS coordinated or joined more than 100 projects of 6th Framework Program of EU.

At least 40 institutes are engaged in the technology transfer, translation medicine, or they provide national services for seismology, hydrology, epidemiology and operation of national cancer register. Number of filed and granted patents, which decreased considerably after 1990, is increasing again up to 20 “ 30 per year. The revenues of technical and medical institutes from licensing and contracts, especially of the Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics from foam aluminum production, approach 1 mil eur per year. Two years ago Institute of Technology and Molecular-Medical Centre of SAS were founded in order to promote and develop the technology transfer and translation medicine within the SAS and Slovakia.


A video about CERIM..
...was produced by the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme.

CERIM presented innovations for algal biomass
IRI UL attended the traditional 5th Slovene Innovation Forum 2010. Within CERIM project, the top innovations in the field of algal technology were presented.

CERIM to be presented at Slovene Innovation Forum
IRI UL will attend the traditional 5th Slovene Innovation Forum 2010. CERIM project and the top innovations will be presented among other innovations created by Slovene companies and individuals. The entry is free.

Internal innovation workshop
The CERIM partners met in Vienna for an internal workshop where a method for the ranking and selection of high-potential innovations was developed and applied.

Study tour to the US
The CERIM partners visited tech transfer organisations in Detroit and Boston.

5th Technology Platform conf. “Open Innovation”
What can companies benefit from open innovation? That was one of the topics of 5th Slovenian Technology Platform conference which took place in Ljubljana on the 26. November 2009.

CERIM Innovation Symposium
When, if not now, is the opportunity to be innovative? This was the theme of the CERIM Innovation Symposium 09 held in Salzburg, 21-23 October.

Study tour to the UK
The CERIM partners visited technology transfer organisations in London and in Oxford in order to receive input for the development of a new technology transfer model suitable for Central Europe.

CERIM presentation overseas
Dr. Slavko DolinŠek (IRI UL) presented the CERIM project at the PICMET conference "Technology Management in the Age of Fundamental Change" in Portland, USA.

CERIM at the MOTSP conference in Croatia
CERIM partner IRI UL presented the results of CERIM starting phase at the MOTSP-conference in Sibenik, Croatia, on 10 June 2009.

CERIM-presentation in Berlin
The 30th of June did Prof. Dr. Peter Heydebreck (inno AG) present the CERIM-project at a conference in Berlin.