Slovenia: 13 August, 2016: A scientist working at the Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS) plans to establish a world leading laboratory for bio-integrated photonics and has recently received a special grant for his project Live and Edible Photonics. Awarded postdoctoral research assistant, Matjaž Humar, said that the goal is to launch a world leading bio-integrated photonics lab. He explained that bio-integrated photonics was a new field with countless opportunities to explore.
Slovenia: 9 August, 2016: Slovenia’s merchandise exports rose 4.5% year-on-year in the January-June period, with imports expanding by 1.8% in the same period, the Statistics Office said in a preliminary release on Tuesday.
Luxembourg: 6 August, 2016: The amount of office space in Luxembourg reached a record high during the first half of 2016. Within six months, the amount of new offices occupied reached nearly 122,000 m², with Kirchberg seeing the most movement with 32 percent of new occupations of offices.
Ajdovščina: 3 August, 2016: Pipistrel from Ajdovščina, in cooperation with three partners from Germany, is developing the first plane powered by a hydrogen fuel cell battery system, with water as the only waste product. It can be considered a technological and ecological superlative, as it is the first plane without any harmful emissions.
Luxembourg: 3 August, 2016: In an ever increasingly competitive market environment, how can businesses, institutions or any entity assess the skills of one of its employees, colleagues or future colleagues? In an age of mobile careers where people will experience several employers in their professional lives, the use of tools which enable your skills or the skills of a third party to be easily assessed at a low cost.
Slovenia: 1 August, 2016: Several Slovenian researchers were on the team that described a new gene believed to be associated with increased risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The gene, called C21orf2, is interesting for further studies that will highlight the mechanism causing ALS and could potentially lead to the development of an effective therapy for what is currently an incurable disease, Jožef Stefan Institute said.