11. November, 2022

Thank you for being part of UNI.MINDS 2022!

The UNI.MINDS festival took place from 8th to 10th November 2022 and featured more than 80 speakers. Three days of online events on food, health, climate, manufacturing, raw materials and urban mobility topics concluded with a live event.

The closing event of the UNI.MINDS festival included the award ceremony for the Rector’s Prize for the best innovation of the University of Ljubljana in 2022. At the gala event, finalists presented their innovative projects and competed for first, second and third place in three categories: 1) students and alumni, 2) researchers and employees at University of Ljubljana and 3) students with ideas, solutions and innovations for societal challenges (HUD call – humanities, arts and society).

In the student and alumni category, the awards went to WiBuBa bar, Water Soluble Cannabinoids and PsyAI. In the University of Ljubljana Researchers and Staff category, the top three places went to Stablezyme, Cavitation for Wastewater Treatment and Mobile Robotic System for Greenhouse Crop Monitoring. Among the ideas for tackling society’s challenges, WrapUp Tortillas, OptiLife and Vez impressed the jury the most.

Foto: Bor Slana/STA

Congratulations to all the recipients of the Rector’s Award for the best UL innovation in 2022!

We hope that the end of the festival leads to the start of networking, new projects and longer-term partnerships that will be focused on common goals. That way, we can strengthen the innovation community, foster a culture of collaboration and move towards a better future based on knowledge, a bright mindset and useful innovation.

We would like to thank all the speakers and participants, as well as the support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Service of the University of Maribor and the Centre for Knowledge Development and Transfer of the University of Primorska, the co-organisers SPIRIT and LUI, and the participating local representatives of the EIT network. Many thanks also to the main partner of the event – Novartis in Slovenia.

If you missed any of the UNI.MINDS events or would like to watch them again, the videos are already available on the Knowledge Transfer Office YouTube profile.

Watch the video of the closing event and the award ceremony of the Rector’s Award for the best UL innovation:

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