COMPETE member at the panel discussion of the UNI.MINDS festival
4th November 2022
COMPETE Project Coordinator prof. Polona Žnidaršič Plazl, PhD will take part at the panel discussion at the UNI.MINDS festival, the biggest Slovenian online festival created to build the innovation community and create long-term partnerships that will take place from 8 to 10 November 2022.
COMPETE Project Coordinator's participation in the LUI DEEP TECH DEMO DAY
26th October 2022
On 26 October, the COMPETE Project Coordinator prof. Polona Žnidaršič Plazl, PhD participated in the "LUI DEEP TECH DEMO DAY" that took place in the House of EU in Ljubljana, as part of the Labs to Market program. She presented an innovation in the field of enzyme microreactors.
New Project Manager
1st October 2022
We are happy to announce that in October, Tjaša Lenarčič, MA has joined our team as a new Project Manager. Her positivity, sense of organization, and considerable experience in managing and coordinating projects will help us to successfully carry out new projects.
Training course on Innovative Microbioreactor Applications in Bioprocess Development
23rd September 2022
In parallel with the Workshop on Medical Applications of Microfluidics, a 5-day international Training course on Innovative Microbioreactor Applications in Bioprocess Development was held from 19 to 23 September 2022 at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana.
International Workshop on Medical Applications of Microfluidics
21st September 2022
From 19 to 21 September 2022, an international Workshop on Medical Applications of Microfluidics, organized by the COMPETE center, held place at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana. The workshop was intended primarily for master's and doctoral students and researchers who wanted to acquire the basics of microfluidics or upgrade their knowledge of the use of microfluidic devices in the field of medicine.
Advisory Board meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia
7th June 2022
The third COMPETE Advisory Board meeting was organized during the Implementation of Microreactor Technology in Biotechnology - IMTB 2022 conference, which was held from 5 to 8th June 2022 in Portorož, Slovenia. A long-term vision of the center and possible collaboration were discussed.
COMPETE members' participation in the Labs to Market program
26th May 2022
Employees from the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana, the Chair of Micro Process Engineering and Technology of the University of Ljubljana, and the National Institute of Chemistry will participate in the LUI program »Labs to Market« from 26 May on.
Days of Chemical Sciences and Technical Safety
12th April 2022
Members of the COMPETE team cooperated at the Days of Chemical Sciences and Technical Safety organized by the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology from April 12-14th 2022 in Technical Museum Bistra. Workshops on Graphene – super material and Microreactors – a novel approach to material synthesis were presented to elementary and high school students.
Second research fellow selection
1st February 2022
After a couple of rounds of interviews, we have selected our second research fellow, Milan Obradović, MSc in chemical engineering. He is a hard-working young researcher at Faculty of Medicine, where they are focusing on development of new systems for high-throughput single-cell analysis.
31st January 2022
With sweat and blood, and happy tears we announce our brand new website! Here is where we will post our progress, future events, project collaboration, and much more. We hope you like our new digital face, as much as we do. Happy browsing!
First research fellow selection
1st December 2021
Our COMPETE research and development center would not be a research center without researchers. We are pleased to announce that we have selected the first junior fellow researcher, Borut Šketa, MSc in chemical engineering. He is a very talented bright mind, with an interest in biotransformation, enzyme immobilization, and microfluidics.
1st November 2021
We visited the TechConnect Europe event at Malmö, Sweden from November 15-17, where our Chair Holder met up with different experts from the field of applied research and early-stage technologies from universities, labs, and startups.
Project Manager selection
1st September 2021
After a couple of rounds of interviews, we have finally selected a candidate for the Project Manager position, Blažka Orel, MSc. She has years of experience working in the life science industry, therefore, her knowledge will help us nourish a more entrepreneurial mindset that could bring new collaborations with industry partners.
COMPETE Chair Holder selection
1st April 2021
We are honored to welcome our new ERA Chair Holder of COMPETE project, Tadej Kokalj, PhD. He and his team will contribute to promoting knowledge transfer and establishing research collaboration between various stakeholders within the COMPETE center.
»I have an interest in bringing technology closer to people and I believe our academia has a huge innovation potential.«