Our advisors – Slovenia

No matter what your goals are, our expert advisors will work closely with you to help you find the right funding option and lead you to success.

France Podobnik

Internationalization and Access to Finance Advisor

Senior expert in technology transfer – connecting companies with technology providers, managing (EU) projects, funding schemes, access to finance, internationalization, organization of events.

Marjeta Trobec

Technology Transfer Advisor

I work at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia. I’m specialized in connecting researchers with companies. I can help in defining companies needs (technological problems, internationalization) and help with searching for suitable funding for company-research project. I assist by finding suitable researchers to solve the needs of the companies.

Matej Mrak

Internationalization and Access to Finance Advisor

I work at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia. I’m specialized in sourcing and assisting companies that are in a need for cooperation in the field of R&D, access to finance and also help them (brainstorm) the topics of potential cooperation. I also help guide companies through their innovation ideas, from financing to marketing (preparing and publishing their TO – Technology Offer for example).

Katja Bučan

Access to Finance EEN Advisor

Senior Adviser at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, department for Strategic Development. Management and implementation of EU and national projects, team member of Slovenian EEN Consortium, advising companies on access to finance, cooperation in RDI activities, organization of events.

Nataša Turk, M.B.A.

Senior Internationalization EEN adviser

Deputy Director of International Relations Department of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia responsible for developing international relations between Slovenia & overseas markets through the facilitation of commercial partnerships. A team member of Slovenian EEN Consortium, she is the advisor, sharing expertise in the field of internationalisation, especially on extra-EU territories, namely MENA region and Asia.

Vanja Bele

 EEN Advisor

Area Manager in the International Relations Department at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia and as EEN advisor, can help SMEs to start or enlarge their business activities. As a member of the Executive Board of Startup and Scaleup Section and Entry point for cooperation of the Slovenian companies with the Big Science market, offers a wide variety of information about business opportunities for hi-tech companies.

Petra Arzenšek

Senior EEN Advisor

As project manager and EEN coordinator actively pursuancing project activities. Consultations for SMEs in the field of foreign and domestic databases of companies, export procedures, custom legislation, funding opportunities, tender information and networking (B2B, R2B) events.

Edina Zejnić

Head of Internalization

Providing internationalization advisory services and support to SMEs in their internationalisation and growth. Strengthening international competence through various quality educational, business and networking events for SMEs (brokerage events, company missions, company visits, exhibiting at a fair, trade fairs, etc.). Author of numerous articles.

Zdenka Bedeković

Senior expert on the EU Single Market

Cross border provision of services. 12 years’ experience in themes related to EU Single Market – export of goods and services, support to SMEs. Lecturer and author of numerous articles.

Natalija Repanšek

Senior expert in the field of road transport and logistic

20 years’ experience in themes related to road transport, logistic and support to SMEs. Strengthening business competence through various quality educational and business events and networking for SMEs. Lecturer and author of numerous articles.

Dr. Tina Mesarić

Technology Transfer Advisor

Senior expert in technology transfer with demonstrated skills in the field of IP protection, valorisation and commercialization, focusing on patent and intellectual property rights, assessing the commercial potential of innovations and inventions, developing marketing technologies to potential licensees and partners as well as assisting with spin-out creation and development. Active member of the European IP Helpdesk Ambassador.

Leon Pavlič

Technology Transfer, Innovation, Internalization and Scaleup Advisor

Enterprise Europe Network advisor at University of Primorska, can help SMEs by addressing key aspects in their business journey regarding their scaleup potential, the successful reaching of foreign markets and can advise them in topics related to the technology transfer of innovations, technological solutions developed within the companies, to be commercialized to others.

List of countries where our advisors are present, click on the name of a country to access the list of advisors:

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia
Montenegro
North Macedonia
Serbia
Slovenia