RUK is a network of research centers at the intersection of art, science and technology. In this interdisciplinary triangle, we are developing innovative products and services for the soft and humane technology of the future. The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund. More ...
RUK is a network of research centers of art and culture at the intersection of contemporary technologies, science, and the economy. In this interdisciplinary hub, innovative products and services for the soft and humane technology of the future are being developed. The project is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.
RUK's goal is the integration of art and culture in scientific and technological research, development and innovation, digitalization, entrepreneurship, training, and education with an emphasis on humanities and social sciences, ecology, circular economy, and sustainable development. RUK is a part of decentralized Slovenia and contributes to even regional development and supports the three fundamental pillars of the S4 development strategy: digital development, the circular economy, and Industry 4.0.
The network of RUK centers consists modularly of three locally-regionally-nationally-internationally located platforms DDT, PiNA, and KIBLA, which capillary connect operators from their environments, platforms, and networks. Partnerships include scientific organizations and institutions, companies, universities, and other educational institutions. Connecting domestic stakeholders and their capacities, promoting the development of breakthrough and integrated new products and services, enable their involvement in the preparation and implementation of more demanding development projects in the post-corona period.
RUK laboratories provide appropriate technological equipment for the design and implementation of creative solutions and training and the transfer of innovative thinking to companies. They include the concepts of artistic creation and design to humanize services and products, and open space for the integration of these solutions to promote sustainability, use circular models and social innovation. Along with the transfer of innovative applications to the market, the goal is to strengthen innovative small and medium-sized enterprises by maximizing the coverage of young people's knowledge and potential.
Creative laboratories are the generators of future knowledge, as they create the base of required knowledge and competencies for the professions of the future. Thus they create the necessary conditions to meet new needs in the economy that will arise in the coming years, both in terms of introducing new technologies and employment that will be created as a result of digital transformation and new technologies in companies. Laboratories are a hub of innovative responses to the challenges of modern times.
RUK Booklet 2021