Connecting key stakeholders for the transition to the circular economy

ABOUT US

The Strategic Research and Innovation Partnership – Networks for the transition into circular economy (SRIP – Circular economy) is a connection of Slovenian business subjects, educational and research institutions (RRI), non-governmental organisations and other interested parties, in collaboration with the state, into new value chains according to the economic principles of closed material flows.

The vision of the SRIP – Circular economy is to sustainably increase the efficiency and competitiveness of the domestic economy in the transition into circular economy.

The long-term effect of the SRIP – Circular economy involves contributing to the recognisability of Slovenia as a circular economy hub that will set the reference standard for top professionals and foreign investors through its knowledge, R&D infrastructure, breakthrough technologies and services, as well as its regulatory support environment.

GOALS
1) Long-term public-private partnership
2) Improvement of the material efficiency index / productivity from 1.07 (2011) to 1.5 (2020)
3) Establishment of new value chains with closed material flows
4) New business models

By meeting the set goals, all the members of the SRIP – Circular economy will also contribute to the fulfilment of the goals of the Slovenian Smart Specialisation Strategy (S4), i.e. to boost Slovenia’s competitiveness in global markets by increasing the added value per employee, the share of knowledge-intensive and high-tech exports in total exports, and overall entrepreneurial activity.

COMPANY PROFILE

Name
Strategic Research and Development Partnership – Networks for the transition into a circular economy

Short name
SRIP – Circular economy

Manager
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska
Ulica talcev 24
2000 Maribor

Co-founders
National Institute of Chemistry, www.ki.si
University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, www.fkkt.um.si

Staff
Dr. Dragica Marinič, SRIP – Circular economy Coordinator
Nina Pohleven, SRIP – Circular economy Professional Assistant
Karin Črepinko, SRIP – Circular economy Professional Assistant

Telephone
+386 (0)2 220 87 00

E-mail
srip@stajerskagz.si

BODIES OF THE SRIP – CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Programme Council:

  • Roman Glaser, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska, President
  • Aleksandra Podgornik, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska, Member
  • Blaž Likozar, National Institute of Chemistry, Vice-President
  • Miha Grilc, National Institute of Chemistry, Member
  • Zdravko Kravanja, University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Member
  • Željko Knez, University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Member
  • Jure Fišer, Gorenje surovina, d. o. o., LE, Member
  • Matjaž Durič, Panvita Ekoteh, d. o. o., SME, Member
  • Igor Mihelič, Melamin kemična tovarna, d. d., Kočevje, SME, Member
  • Sonja Strmšek, Ecological Engineering Institute (IEI), d. o. o., SME, Member

Governing Board:

  • Peter Venturini, Helios TBLUS, d. o. o.
  • Mojca Loncnar, SIJ Acroni, d. o. o.
  • Miha Marenče, SiDG, d. o. o., SME
  • Stojan Kokošar, Kolektor Sisteh, d. o. o.
  • Vesna Stergar, Lek, d. d.
  • Staša Baloh Plahutnik, CCIS
  • Borut Bernat, Zeos, d. o. o.
  • Dragica Marinič, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska
  • Nataša Zabukovec Logar, National Institute of Chemistry
  • Zoran Novak, University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Technology Council:

  • Primož Oven, National Institute of Chemistry, Head of the Biomass and alternative raw materials vertical focus area
  • Ana Cerar, Algen, d. o. o.
  • Mirjan Švagelj, Acies Bio, d. o. o.
  • Željko Blažeka, Ecological Engineering Institute (IEI), d. o. o.
  • Nike Krajnc, Slovenian Forestry Institute
  • Tomaž Katrašnik, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Head of the Sustainable energy vertical focus area
  • Bojan Likar, Kolektor Sisteh, d. o. o.
  • Anja Kocjančič, Petrol, d. d.
  • Zoran Marinšek, Inea, d. o. o.
  • Boštjan Hribar, Melamin, d. d.
  • Martin Ocepek, Helios TBLUS, d. o. o
  • Dušan Teslič, Lek, d. d.
  • Andrej Pohar, National Institute of Chemistry, Head of the Processes and technologies vertical focus area
  • Zorka Novak Pintarič, University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Head of the Secondary raw materials vertical focus area
  • Boštjan Podkrajšek, Paloma, d. d.
  • Željko Pustoslemšek, EKO ekoinženiring, d. o. o.
  • Vilma Ducman, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute
  • Mojca Škerget, University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Head of the Functional materials vertical focus area
  • Kristina Stakne, Paloma, d. d.
  • Peter Perdih, Helios TBLUS, d. o. o.
  • Janja Juhart Grkman, Pulp and Paper Institute
  • Anton Habjanič, TechnoCenter at the University of Maribor, d. o. o.
  • Janja Leban, CCIS, Head of the Circular business models horizontal network
  • Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Dušan Zupančič, CCIS, Head of the IT horizontal network