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InnoRenew CoE at the UNI.MINDS festival

InnoRenew CoE collaborated at the largest Slovenian festival for building innovation communities and partnerships between academia and business – UNI.MINDS.

The festival is taking place from 16–25 October 2023, across the whole country, and it is aimed at the most curious and innovative researchers, students, companies and decision-makers.

Today, UNI.MINDS participants visited the InnoRenew CoE. Dr. Andreja Kutnar, InnoRenew CoE director, welcomed them and presented some of their key activities and research projects. Dr. Kutnar and dr. Jaka Pečnik also toured participants through the research laboratories.

Additionally, she introduced the New European Bauhaus Academy for Sustainable Built Environments with Renewable Materials (NEBAP Hub), which operates in the institute’s premises. The NEBAP Hub focuses in particular on regenerative and inclusive spaces that reduce environmental impacts through decarbonisation and lead to positive social and economic impacts, including health and well-being.

Participants were welcomed also by Dr. Klavdija Kutnar, University of Primorska’s rector. In addition, the festival was attended by representatives of the Port of Koper, who spoke about environmental protection at the Port of Koper and innovative approaches to monitoring aquatic life and other environmental parameters in the port. They also presented 5G networks to support processes in the port, testing new technologies for transformation in key processes, and 5G networks as the future ‘digital backbone’ of automation and IoT.


The project Green, Digital & Inclusive University of Primorska (GDI UP) is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation and the European Union – NextGenerationEU. The project is implemented in accordance with the Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP) under the development area Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, component Strengthening competencies, in particular digital competencies and those required by the new professions and the green transition (C3 K5), for the investment measure Investment F. Implementation of pilot projects, the results of which will serve as a basis for the preparation of a roadmap for the reform of higher education for a green and resilient transition to a Society 5.0: project Pilot Projects for the Reform of Higher Education for a Green and Resilient Transition.