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The Institute of Metals and Technology is involved in numerous international research and development programmes and projects:


  • 4th EU Framework Programme: project HEMBOT
  • 5th EU Framework Programme: projects RHEOLIGHT and SMARTWELD
  • 6th EU Framework Programme: projects AMBIO, OPTHEAT, WEMESURF, EMRP IND12
  • RFCS programme: project SAFSS
  • Eureka: Project MiniMASS, MICROST, CELL -TI
  • Projects with CEA
  • Bilateral projects: Italy, Argentina, Brazil, USA, Austria, Bosnia and Hercegovina,  Slovakia, Poland, Czech  republic, Croatia, France, Russia

International cooperation with distinguished international universities and institutes:

  • UC Berkeley, USA
  • University del Sur Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • BALSERIO Institute, Bariloche, Argentina
  • Catholic University Lueven, Belgium
  • University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Montan University Leoben, Austria
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • Laboratories for pressure and vacuum: PTB, Germany, CMI, Czech Republic, INRIM, Italy, NIST, USA




The Institute of Metals and Technology has long-term experience in the field of metallurgy, metal materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology, vacuum optoelectronics and metrology, which has been successfully transferred to the Slovenian metallurgical and metal-processing industries, energy sector and other related areas:

  • Metal Ravne, d. o. o.
  • Štore Steel, d. o. o.
  • Acroni, d. o. o.
  • Impol, d. o. o.
  • Talum, d. d.
  • Unior Zreče, d. d.
  • Hidria Rotomatika, d. o. o.
  • Hidria AET, d. o. o.
  • TPV, d. d.
  • Domel, d. d.,
  • Magneti, d. d.
  • Iskra Mehanizmi, d. o. o.
  • NEK, d. o. o.
  • TEŠ, d. o. o.
  • TEB, d. o. o.
  • TE-TOL, d. o. o.
  • Hilti AG
  • and many others