Slovenia / Maribor


Focus area / regional smart specialisation:

RO details:

Available services

  • Information about calls for proposals and EU/national funds
  • Networking between members and wider
  • Members general data (accessible on web)
  • Supporting internationalization
  • Adding interests of cluster members to implementation documents (action plan) of SRIP

Offered datasets

  • Companies products and services interesting for internationalization
  • General data of cluster members (address, contacts, etc...)
  • Information about calls for proposals (EU, national funding)

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History of the institution

TECES was established in 2001 as a technological centre (cluster) by Slovenian companies and two faculties active in the field of electrical energy conversion and is since 2001 strengthening the development of partnerships between businesses and research organizations. It represents one of the first innovation measures of the Slovenian government to promote technological cooperation. From its original role of the initiator of cooperation, to coordinator of projects and finally as the development institution with own development competencies and solutions in the field of inverters, electrical drives and power electronics, TECES has to this day grown into a recognized Slovenian innovation mechanism for strengthening the development cooperation, competencies and technologies in the fields of efficient energy conversion and use, as well as energy-efficient systems. The performance of TECES is based on a sound understanding of technological solutions and good knowledge of partner competences in their respective fields of activity, what represents a crucial component for creation of the competitive advantages and successful connection for implementation of technological research and development as well as demonstration projects of engaged partners.

History of RO

TECES is coordinator of SRIP (Strategic Research Innovation Partnership) Smart Buildings and homes including wood chain. SRIPs are main Slovenian implementation tools for supporting Smart Specialization Strategy. Their role is to: 1.) harmonize research and development activities, 2.) to share capacities, to 3.) develop human resources, 4.) to exchange knowledge and experiences and to 5.) network specific groups nationwide and internationally. TECES prepared action plan and supported creation of networks of interested stakeholders in order to submit projects to the EU funded call under Smart Specialisation Priority. Upper mentioned SRIP has 71 partner institutions - final goal is to develop comprehensive products including Slovenian building (house) with smart interior.