University Science Park of the University of Žilina in Žilina – Phase I.

Phase I:

Name of the project:

University Science Park of the University of Žilina in Žilina

ITMS code:


Call code:

OPVaV-2012 / 2.2 / 08-RO

Operational program:

Operational Program “Research and Development”

Priority axis: 2 – Support for research and development

Measure: 2.2 – Transfer of knowledge and technologies gained through research and development in practice

Total eligible expenditure: 41 069 161,76 EUR

Project duration: 06 / 2013-12 / 2015

Partner project: VÚD, a.s.

The strategic goal of the project of University Science Park of the University of Žilina is to build an excellent university science park with internationally comparable outputs in the field of research and development and with an emphasis on economic growth and development of the region.

The specific objectives of the University Science Park project of the University of Žilina in Žilina are:

  • increasing the innovation culture, extensive support for applied research and knowledge transfer into practice and support for regional knowledge and innovation development,
  • construction of the physical infrastructure of the science park as a unified technological unit,
  • implementation of top research and development in the field of intelligent transport and production systems.

The University Science Park of the University of Žilina focuses on a scientific approach to solving problems applied in practice, intending to use and integrate the knowledge and experience of scientists and experts from practice.

The main research activities are carried out in the following areas:

Intelligent transport systems with an emphasis on:

  • human factor in transport,
  • monitoring of transport processes,
  • technologies and applications in intelligent transport systems.

Intelligent manufacturing systems with an emphasis on:

  • prototyping in intelligent production systems,
  • solutions for advanced production systems,
  • production technologies and new assembly concepts,
  • modelling and simulation of intelligent production systems.

Progressive materials and technologies with emphasis on:

  • optical fibres and photonic elements,
  • biomedical engineering,
  • unconventional drives.

Information and communication technologies with emphasis on:

  • processing of unspecific information,
  • photonic applications,
  • knowledge – based technologies,
  • decision support.