R&D center NELA participates in several projects which will contribute to achieving the priorities of Smart Specialization Strategy, one of the key documents for the implementation of EU cohesion policy in Slovenia.
It is a strategy that coordinates development investments into the areas where Slovenia has a critical mass of knowledge, capacities, competencies and innovation potential for strengthening competitiveness and penetration of global markets.
The company NELA is included as a project partner in the following research and development programs approved within the public tender of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport "RDI in chains and value networks" in 2016:
- EkoSMART - more information available here.
All projects are co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund and partners.
Projects are being implemented under the Operational Programme for the Implementation of the European Cohesion Policy in the 2014-2020 period, the priority axis: 2.1. International competitiveness of research, innovation and technological development in line with smart specialisation for enhanced competitiveness and greening of the economy, investment priorities: Enhancing research and innovation (R&I) infrastructure and capacities to develop R&I excellence, and promoting centres of competence, in particular those of European interest, specific objective: Efficient use of the research infrastructure and development of knowledge/competences to improve national and international collaboration in the knowledge triangle.