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Sl - Slovenia (National level)

Regional website

Regional Innovation Performance (2021) Moderate

Population per km² (2019) 104

Proportion population older 65 year % 19,85%


Slovenia located in central and Southeastern Europe has a population of 2 million. The Slovenian government have recognised health and medicine as key strategic areas for development within the country, in order to lead the way towards economic and social transformation.


Priority areas of focus will include translational medicine and active and healthy aging. Slovenia are involved in a number of personalised health initiatives including ERA-NET on Personalised Medicine, EuroBioBank and ELIXIR.

Is the region looking for international/European/interregional collaboration opportunities? Yes

Policy documents


  1. National level: Slovenia’s Smart Specialisation Strategy  

  2. National level: Slovenian SRIPs in details  

  3. SRIP Health - Medicine

Regional Strategy for Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation (RIS3)

  • Policy document (RIS3): Yes - Slovenia's Smart Specialisation Strategy

  • Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes - Translational Medicine Vertical as a part of the SRIP Health-Medicine

Major initiatives


  1. ERA-NET on Personalised Medicine  

  2. EkoSmart 

  3. EuroBioBank

  4. EATRIS  European Advanced Translational Research Infrastructure in Medicine  

  5. ELIXIR  The European Life - Science Infrastructure for Biological Information  

  6. BBMRI  Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure  

  7. EURO-BIOIMAGING  European Research Infrastructure for Imaging Technologies in Biological and Biomedical Sciences  

  8. ISBE  Infrastructure for Systems Biology Europe

  9. Slovene Genome Project   

  10. Development of algorythm for determining genetic risk factors on the primary level of health care   

  11. SIGN   

  12. Center for Mendelian Genomics  NGS Center for medical applications   

  13. CoNSENSo Interreg Alpine Space project

  14. Slovenian Innovation Hub

  15. International Roundtable on Chronic disease management - Opportunities and perspectives of personalized medicine Nov 14 2019 in Ljubljana 

  16. Member European '1+ Million Genomes' Initiative 


  18. Integriran pristup skrbi za starije osobe u kući 

  19. Life quality improvement of people with dementia in the cross-border area 

  20. Evroregija avstrijska Štajerska - SV Slovenija - zdrava regija/ Euroregio Steiermark - Slowenien - gesunde Region 

  21. Slovenian-Italian genetics network 

Digital Innovation Hubs :


Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?



  3. EIT Health Hub, Slovenia

Membership status

  • Adriatic-Ionian MacroRegion

  • InnoStars Region

  • S3MedTech region

  • Danube MacroRegion

  • S3P4PM region

  • Alpine MacroRegion

  • ERAPerMed

  • Central Europe

  • 1M+Genome initiative - member

  • European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN)

  • Vanguard Initiative

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