Are you one of those students who are constantly thinking up good ideas, innovations and business opportunities?
Before you start to check the quality of your idea and start to make it happen, it is necessary to look at how the entrepreneurial idea or the invention was created.
If the invention was created in collaboration with researchers and teaching staff at the University of Ljubljana, we invite you to read “From Idea to Market” beforehand.
If your idea was born during the time of your study or in your spare time and you will not develop it at the University, then we invite you to read the directions on how to realize your idea and who can help you with this in the text below.
Answer these three key questions
Who are the potential users of my solution?
Which existing alternative solutions do I know about (“competition known to us”)?
What is the market situation (market growth, market readiness for my product or service)?
How can I check whether my idea already exists on the market?
You can check the market situation by searching through patent databases, industry reports and the internet:
- patents: EspaceNet. How to search patent databases (instructions)?
- designs: DesignView. How to search design databases (instructions)?
- trademarks: TMView. How to search trademark databases (instructions)?
- other databases: Google Scholar, Google Patents, Linknovate, etc.
Use our help
Consultations about entrepreneurial ideas
Consultations about the legal protection of intellectual property
Help in connecting with the business sector
Counselling about copyright relating to final theses
Basic counselling before setting out on an entrepreneurial path
Help in preparing business models
Brief and effective training in the marketing, finance and running of a company
Mentorship in developing companies
Spaces, offices and conference rooms for rent
Networking with other entrepreneurs, investors, developers, etc.
To facilitate your entry into the entrepreneurial world, we have prepared some key information:
You can check and present your entrepreneurial idea at various events and competitions. These can present an excellent opportunity for networking and searching for potential members of your entrepreneurial team.
There are many such events, including: