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The Slovenian Business and Research Association (SBRA) is a Brussels-based representation office of the most successful and highly respected Slovenian organisations from both the public and private sectors. Established in 1999 as an international non-profit association connecting business, research and local communities in Slovenia with the EU institutions and other public and private bodies at EU level. SBRA members represent a wide-spectrum of Slovenian interests, from the fields of business and research.

SBRA has been created with the purpose to:

  • Encourage cooperation between Slovenia, the European Union and its Member States in the domains of business, research and regional policy;
  • Support members in their activities on the EU level and facilitate their successful participation in EU projects, community programmes, initiatives and strategies;
  • Facilitate the communication with European institutions, associations and representation offices in the field of research, business and regional policy.

Members of SBRA manage and control their association through the following bodies:

  • Board of Directors is composed of 3 members who are appointed for a term of 4 years by the council, and confirmed by the general meeting. The board provides leadership of the SBRA, secures programme consistency and takes care of good governance of SBRA-membership relations.
  • Council is composed of 11 representatives of effective members. Its structure reflects the structure of SBRA membership representing the three spheres of activities: business, R&D, education and regional development. The council defines SBRA strategy and programme priorities
  • General Assembly is composed of representatives of all members, its role is to elect the members of the council and confirm the programme, annual report, financial plan and financial statement.


Slovenian Innovation Hub (SIH) acts as the European Economic Interest Grouping, connecting academic excellence and creative minds for innovative ideas in business, science and Slovenian society. It endorses breakthrough technologies, provides resources and creates a necessary critical mass for adressing global challenges.

Slovenia is a strong innovator at a European level. Its strengths are highly educated, talented and creative people, stable investments in research and development and an innovation friendly environment with high quality of life.

Partners in the Slovenian Innovation Hub from academia, business, research, public sector, NGO's co-create state-of-the-art business models, collaborate with world class experts and help find the most suitable research, business or financial partners worldwide. This enables "Multihelix" members of the SIH pursuing excellent research, technological and business advancement.

The Hub is an association of ambitious, smart and capable players who wish to advance further their competencies by sharing best practices, global networks, continuously learn and discover new horizons. Our members' aim is to achieve long-term success with their professional environment and advance Slovenia, Europe and global societies with new discoveries, products, services and advanced technologies in many fields and disciplines including in medicine and health care.


VLATACOM is a professional partner for Government security in the following fields:

  • Secure information and communication technology
  • Critical asset protection and Border control 
  • Applied mathematics and electronics with cryptography features
  • Multi sensor-integration
  • Biometrics
  • Image and radio waves intelligent signal processing (with implementation in identity management and surveillance devices and targeted systems)

VLATACOM is the leading Serbian manufacturer and system integrator in these fields recognized world-wide.

First certified as a Research and Development Center by Serbia’s Ministry of Science in 2011, VLATACOM has become in 2015 the first private Research and Development Institute in the field of ICT in Serbia. By the work of its own hardware and software development, research, and system integration teams, we have a huge advantage in capability of tailoring solutions to fit the requirements and budget of every customer. Approximately 25% of the gross income VLATACOM Institute invests every year in its own R&D activities, alongside with constant investing in education and improvement of its human capital. 

More than 150 of their highly educated employees and experts, including 4 university professors and 15 PhDs, ensure top quality services and complete satisfaction of our clients by developing innovative and highly secure solutions for every customer. VLATACOM Institute works closely together with national and international security and defence authorities and develops products specially based on the application requirements of their customers. Professional consulting and analytics, product demonstrations and tests are part of our services as well as technical support and training. 

In a business based on trust and confidentiality, VLATACOM Institute offers fast response, complete knowledge transfer with reliable supply and system maintenance world-wide.

The product line includes:

  • e-ID solutions and systems 
  • Biometric identification systems with many varieties of biometric document scanners 
  • Traffic control and management 
  • Safe city solutions and systems 
  • ANPR solutions and systems 
  • Multi-sensor imaging systems 
  • Over-the-Horizon Radar
  • ICT security 
  • Specialized devices with integrated high-level cryptography features and other special purpose products and systems.

VLATACOM did the installation and long-term partnership for the maintenance of the automated biometric identity system, different type of digital radio and fiber-optic networks, systems for issuing of different types of electronic ID documents, violation detection systems and secured ICT systems based on Public Key Infrastructure etc. on both national and international levels.

VLATACOM Institute is always expanding its market reach and currently has long-lasting business relationships and numerous projects in many countries in Southeastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

VLATACOM Institute also participates in the most esteemed exhibitions, trade fairs, and conferences world-wide within its scope of operations. Furthermore, research projects carried out by their engineers have resulted in a number of registered patents and scientific papers being published by some of the top international journals.

VLATACOM Institute headquarters in Belgrade is the central point for different additional activities. From the various countries in which VLATACOM Institute has been recognized many business associates and post-graduate students, have a possibility to do various researches and studies about prime technologies and related technical sciences. Many different workshops and professional trainings have been permanently organized.

VLATACOM's Institute Quality control business, development and manufacturing processes in accordance with ISO 9001 Certification according to ISO 9001: 2000 was obtained in 2006 and 2009 and 2012 was conducted recertification according to ISO 9001: 2008. VLATACOM completed the certification for ISO standard 27001: 2005 Information Security in 2012 and ISO 20000. ISO14000 certification is under way. VLATACOM Institute employees also have wide expertize and number of professional certificates in various ICT, electronics and security fields.

VLATACOM Institute permanently helps their clients to find, understand and use various products (devices and systems) and thereby increases their competitiveness in the area of national public safety by:

  • making right decisions on time
  • eliminating unnecessary costs
  • uncovering  new opportunities
  • limiting potential risks
  • protecting of security assets and intellectual properties
  • minimizing the possibility of cross-border and internal terrorism

IDOX Group

IDOX Group is a trusted supplier of digital software and services, delivering innovation across the globe. It is leading the way in the provision of cost-effective, digital solutions that help their clients transform their operations, increase engagement and realise true outcomes in their respective industries and sectors.

With an ever-expanding network of specialists across the globe, IDOX Group delivers innovative solutions and services that drive efficiency, improve engagement and enable collaboration. From business transformation and software services, through to online reputation management and managed services, their team of experts work collaboratively with public and private sector organisations – both in the UK and internationally – equipping them with the right tools, at the right time to drive change and enable true outcomes. Together with their people, services and solutions, they deliver tangible results that match our company ethos.

IDOX Group with their team:

  • forge long-standing partnerships with their customers and tailor solutions based on their individual challenges and needs.
  • streamline business processes using a combination of smart technology and in-field experience to drive efficiency and reduce costs. 
  • provide solutions that transform the way businesses function and engage with their own customers, improving satisfaction levels. 
  • pioneer advanced digital technology and end-to-end services which support business growth and evolution.
  • help their clients to work smarter through effective digital transformation, streamlining processes and boosting productivity.
  • develop and implement with focused tangible results and positive experiences for their clients and their own customers in mind. facebook twitter Flickr YouTube