Dr Emilija Stojmenova Duh

Assistant Professor, Faculty of electrical engineering, University of Ljubljana

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Emilija Stojmenova Duh, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Faculty of electrical engineering, University of Ljubljana. She is coordinating the national FabLab network in Slovenia, which is a technical prototyping platform for innovation and invention, providing stimulus for local entrepreneurship. Moreover, the FabLab network is also a platform for learning and innovation: a place to play, to create, to learn, to mentor, to invent. Since February 2018, she is Head of Digital Innovation Hub Slovenia, whose main aim is to support the Slovenian industry to fully benefit from digital innovations to upgrade its products and services, improve its processes and adapt its business models to the digital change. During 2014 and 2016, she was head of Demola Slovenia, part of Demola Network, which is recognized as best practice example for innovation policy makers by OECD and World Bank. She is involved in several national and European research and development projects and thematic groups on rural development. Her work focuses mainly on the fields of open innovation, co-creation, user centered design and methodologies for evaluating user experience and usability. She is part of an international team of researchers, who are developing a methodology for measuring and monitoring social and economic return on investment of digital products and services through open innovation.