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IRI UL is a non-profit research institute, an independent legal body established by the University of Ljubljana and ten technologically advanced Slovenian companies with a mission to initiate the creation, transfer, distribution and application of knowledge by transferring research results into practice.  Therefore a task of IRI UL is to establish reciprocal and a long-term partnership between University of Ljubljana, Slovenian industry and public institutions in order to foster research and development activities. IRI UL is also acting as energy manager for University of Ljubljana (UL), as such has prepared and monitors the implementation of the University Sustainable Energy Action Plan.

Main role in MOBISTYLE

IRI UL is responsible partner for work package 2 Mapping of data supply and communication needs for different types of end-users and Pilot building - Energy Management System integration at the University of Ljubljana, which will serve as test models and will be used for training, Measurement and Verification of Energy Efficiency results. IRI-UL will bring different scientific disciplines such as anthropology, mechanical engineering and ICT technologies.

Key persons involved

PhD.Slavko Dolinšek, holds PhD in the field of automation and production cybernetics. He did his postdoctoral studies at the UC Berkeley, and has MBA. Since 1998 he is a professor of “Manufacturing technologies and systems” at the University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering) and “Management” at​ the University of Primorska (Faculty of Management), and he is currently the chief executive for IRI UL. For several years he has been working as a researcher in various national and international basic and applicative research projects in the field of production engineering (TQM, technology and knowledge transfer, technology and production management, rapid tooling and rapid manufacturing). He has been intensively involved in the research of practical industrial problems, and consultancy in production engineering and management focusing on interdisciplinary approach. He participated in 5th, 6th and 7th EU research framework projects.

PhD. Dan Podjed, is an applied anthropologist from Slovenia, who has led several applied, interdisciplinary, and industry-oriented projects, and has been involved in the development of various IT solutions, including the 1, 2, 3 smartphone app for the promotion of sustainable mobility and the Green FF app for reducing energy consumption in university buildings. He is a Researcher at the Innovation and Development Institute of the University of Ljubljana, and also a Research Fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, an Assistant Professor for Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Ljubljana, and a Development Fellow at the IT company CVS Mobile. Since 2012, he has been coordinating the Applied Anthropology Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA). He is the initiator of the international symposium Why the World Needs Anthropologists, annually organised since 2013.

MSc.Tina Hribar, graduated at the department of Sociology at the Faculty of social sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. From 2006-2008 she has been working at the Faculty of social sciences as employment advisor. In 2008 she joined the research team at IRI UL as advisor and researcher and is working in the field of project coordination and project assistance on national and European projects such as IRIS (7FP), CERIM, CRP, EnergyViLLab, PEOPLE and MOBISTYLE. Apart from this she offers High-level, confidential administrative support to the office of the CEO. Her experiences in the field of volunteer work (15 years) in a non profit organization serves as valuable background for her professional work in the field of education and research, where she gathered valuable experiences and developed social competences and other skills needed for coordinating international teams of people with different cultural and social background.

MSc. Jure Vetršek, received his degree in process engineering from the Department of Heat and mass transfer and environmental engineering, Faculty of mechanical engineering UL, Slovenia, MSc in energy policies and systems specialization affiliated by University of Iceland and University of Akureyri, and MSc in interdisciplinary environment protection from the field of technology from UL, Slovenia. For 5 years he worked in Laboratory for sustainable technologies in buildings, UL on demo and R&D projects (FP, IEE), currently he works mainly on the field of energy efficiency, renewables integration in buildings, energy information systems and feasibility studies. He is a consultant in large scale retrofits of buildings, supervisor in large new buildings where he does operational energy management and control strategies optimization, certified ISO 50001 implementer and initiator of various national and EU development projects mainly on the sustainable energy field.​

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T his project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 723032.