Research and Development

Inea is a high-tech company, developing our own core technology, complementing it with technology from business partners.

The company was founded in February 1987 by Jozef Stefan Institute, with the main goal of transferring and utilisation of research accomplishments of the Institute in the fields of industrial energy management and management of industrial processes. Research spirit is still very much present today. We have our own research team, which has realized many successful R&D projects. We conduct R&D projects with national and international partners and are co-financed from europeand and national funds (HORIZON2020, 7FP, 6FP, 5FP, structural funds).

Research projects

  • Utilization of the flexibility of electrical energy in power plants for energy consumption optimization

    The project is focused on industrial energy management, particularly on analyzing the possibilities of reducing energy costs through demand response.
  • Digital Transformation of Plastika Skaza Supply Chain

    Project title: Comprehensive digital transformation of Plastika Skaza supply chain for employee satisfaction and strengthening of organizational culture (Skaza 5.0)
  • inSpect X

    Industrial in-line quality control with X-ray vision – an internal development project


    Horizon 2020: FEVER – Flexible Energy Production, Demand and Storage-based Virtual Power Plants for Electricity Markets and Resilient DSO Operation


    Long-Term Joint European Union – African Union Research and Innovation Partnership on Renewable Energy

  • edgeFLEX

    Horizon 2020: edgeFLEX – Developing the next generation virtual power plant

  • GIFT

    Horizon 2020: GIFT – Geographical Islands FlexibiliTy

  • domOS

    Horizon 2020: domOS – Operating system for smart services in buildings


    Horizon 2020: GOFLEX – Generalized Operational FLEXibility for Integrating Renewables in the Distribution Grid


    Building blocks, tools and systems for the Factories of the Future is a Slovenian development project for Industry 4.0.
  • Nanoleap

    H2020: Nanocomposite for building constructions and civil infrastructures: European network pilot production line to promote industrial application cases

    Horizon 2020: FLOTANT – Optimising floating wind farms in deep waters

  • Recotrans

    H2020: RECOTRANS – “Integrated manufacturing of REcyclable multi-material COmposites for the TRANSport sector”

  • S3C Project

    Razvoj energetskih sistemov od udeležencev na trgu zahteva, da se vse bolj osredotočajo na končne uporabnike in temu prilagajajo tudi strategijo lastnega razvoja. Uporaba orodij S3C za podporo vklj
  • Nanoscratch

    NANOSCRATCH – To develop a scratch resistance coating using a molecular self assembly nano-technology for plastic products

    Horizon 2020: MAMA-MEA – Mass Manufacture of Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEAs) using high speed deposition processes


    H2020: GRid ASsiSting modular HydrOgen Pem PowER plant The GRASSHOPPER project aims to create a next-generation MW-size Fuel Cell Power Plant unit (FCPP), which is more cost-effective and flexible in