“Any technology is useless without the right staff.”
Emilija Stojmenova Duh, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana. She is also Head of Public, Private, People Partnership Digital Innovation Hub – 4P DIH, whose main aim is to create awareness and provide services to grow digital competencies, share digital experience and case studies locally, regionally and internationally. She has founded and is coordinating the national FabLab network in Slovenia, which is a technical prototyping platform for innovation and invention, providing stimulus for local entrepreneurship. Her work focuses mainly on the fields of open innovation, co-creation, user-centered design and digitalization for development. Emilija was also nominated for the Woman of the Year 2021, a prestigious Slovenian award that acknowledges successful female alphas.