University of Ljubljana Rector Award for the Best Innovation

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The Rector award competition for the best innovation, which is organized by the University of Ljubljana in cooperation with the Ljubljana University Incubator (LUI), was organized for the sixth consecutive year. “Success of a university is mainly measured by how much new knowledge it is able to create. When this knowledge is created by the young, it is even more valuable,” said the Rector of the University of Ljubljana Prof. Dr. Ivan Svetlik and added, “This proves that a university is developing the creative potential of its students and graduates and that the mentors are doing their job. This is the best promise for the development of our society and the best confirmation that the university is complying with its basic mission.

This year’s winners of the Rector award for the best innovation of the University of Ljubljana were delighted with their win and said, “This means a lot to us. It’s a confirmation of our work, of our knowledge that our innovation means something.

The winners

of the Rector award for the best innovation of the University of Ljubljana 2016:

1st place
Piezoelectric deformable mirror
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering and the Faculty of Social Work of the University of Ljubljana

2nd place
Butyrylcholinesterase inhibitors for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Ljubljana

3rd place
SupraLac
Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Ljubljana

Authors of all three winning projects received funding for commercialization of their innovation and a cash prize from the Rector’s fund in the total amount of EUR 6,000.

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