University of Zilina/Institute of Competitiveness and Innovations

The University of Zilina is a modern university providing a full range of technological, economic, management education at under-graduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. The University has reached a reputable position in the society, having influence on science, education and industry within the whole territory of Slovakia.

During past ten years the University of Zilina made a lot of activities to support the research and technology transfer. In 2004 the Institute of Competitiveness and Innovations has been established being the hub for transfer of newest knowledge, technology and innovations into industry. In 2006 the University of Zilina established together with Slovak Productivity Center the Central European Institute of Technology as a knowledge and innovation community. University of Zilina was responsible for drafting the Regional Innovation Strategy of Zilina region, where one of pilot actions is R&D commercialisation model to increase innovation capacity of the region. To summarize this, University of Zilina is ready to launch and support research & technology transfer activities, including IPR with primary focus on the European Union market.


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.