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 labs are thematic creative labs, set up on three partners' locations, DDT, PiNA and KIBLA, on the Slovene geographic trunk line Koper – Trbovlje – Maribor.
DDTlab, HEKA and KIBLA2LAB create and strengthen the base of required technological knowledge and competences for activities in the field of humanities, in relation to science and economy and the associated professions of the future. The labs are a hub for innovative explorations and responses to the challenges of modern times.
The capillary network of labs extends into Slovene regional ecosystems, which are further connected into a nation-wide community environment, and at the same time integrated into global networks, kindred ecosystems and institutions on an international level.
News and events
20.09.2023 - 29.12.2023
Autumn Festival season is just around the corner
We are pleased to announce that the International Intermedia Festivals will continue their long-standing mission this year: - Speculum Artium, festival of new media culture / 20 - 23 September…
20.09.2023 - 23.09.2023
Speculum Artium Festival 2023: Is art a human privilege?
Animatronic robot band. The birth of synthetic organisms. Robotic arm that controls marionettes. Sculptures designed by artificial intelligence. Machine for reciting poetry and aurora from emotions. …
Delavski dom Trbovlje
KUBER: Experiential Spatial Audio Unit
KUBER: Experiential Spatial Audio Unit Experiential sound facility, located at the HEKA Art & Science Lab in Koper, Slovenia, has a new name – KUBER. Exploring the potential of digital spatial audio…
HEKA Art & Science Lab in Koper
LutkAR app at the Maribor Puppet Museum
On Wednesday, 17 May 2023, at 10 a.m., we invite you to the opening of an exhibition in augmented reality, which you will be able to experience with the LutkAR app. After the official opening, there…
Maribor Puppet Museum, Vojašniški trg
10.07.2023 - 14.07.2023
Design+Science Summer School
A new edition of summer school that explores the concept of paraintelligence through merge of design and science The University of Ljubljana, together with the Association for Culture and Education…
Brežice water tower - virtualisation
Presentation of a virtual image You are cordially invited to a presentation of the pilot project Water Tower Brežice - Virtualisation, which will take place on Friday, 21 April 2023, at 6.30 p.m. at…
Water Tower, Brežice