Specific Support to Slovenia: Analytical Background Report
The background report provides an overview of the Slovenian R&I system with a focus on the elements which are most relevant with regards to the science base and its cooperation with the business sector as well as to internationalisation.
It includes a brief introduction of the macro-economic framework, especially the recent events, relevant for the research field, as well as a description of the R&D system, with elements of the legal system, strategies and policy processes. This is followed by a presentation of the basic data on R&D and innovation and provides for the overview of the main actors in the Slovenian NIS: from business sector R&D and innovation activity to public R&D at the higher education institutions (HEIs) and public research institutes. With the application of bibliometrics, the main parameters of the R&D system outputs are presented.