Jožef Stefan Institute

who we are

The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of more than 930 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering. The subjects concern production and control technologies, communication and computer technologies, knowledge technologies, biotechnologies, new materials, environmental technologies, nanotechnologies and nuclear engineering. The mission of the Jožef Stefan Institute is the accumulation and dissemination of knowledge at the frontiers of natural science and technology to the benefit of society at large through the pursuit of education, learning, research, and development of high technology at the highest international levels of excellence.

The Institute has a long tradition in developing collaborative partnerships with industry and the alliance with industry continues to be a priority of the Institute. This collaboration turns out a continuous stream of new products and services, which in turn advance our economy, improve our quality of life and bring real-world technology and management issues into our research laboratories. The Institute cooperates and offers assistance in establishing new enterprises that are based on new knowledge and technologies. There are some very successful international enterprises among those that were established with the assistance of the Institute, for example Inea and Balder. The Institute is also a co-founder of the Technology park Ljubljana, a place where enterprises can relocate to after an incubation period.

what we offer
  • Research and the development of technologies, devices and products in 29 research departments and 8 technology centres

  • Transfer of the research results and knowledge to productive applications and to the market

  • Education of the innovative personnel

  • Joint use of equipment and the organisation of joint development teams

  • Assistance with international projects and networks and counselling


Jožef Stefan Institute (Institut Jožef Stefan)

Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana

Tel.: +386 1 477 39 00
Fax.: +386 1 251 93 85
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