Semenarna Ljubljana is a company that invests in the knowledge of its employees. In our more than 100-year history, we have proven several times how successfully we use the latest knowledge in the field of genetics and varietal selection in general production practice.
The company cooperates with organisations engaged in seed production, improving its market position in Central Europe and Balkan countries through its own seed trademarks and selected own seed varieties as well as varieties developed together with partner seed companies from the EU and other parts of the world. In the near future, we desire to intensify investments in the research and development of new technologies for the production of competitive and cutting-edge cultivars (hybrids, synthetic varieties, etc.). Production of seed material, such as cereals, takes place in several countries (Slovenia - 850 ha, Kosovo - 600 ha, Croatia - 250 ha). The research and development potential of Semenarna Ljubljana is evident from the numerous patented varieties which were or are still subjected to examination in the Ptuj Selection centre.
In the near future, we desire to intensify investments in the research and development of new technologies for the production of competitive and cutting-edge cultivars (hybrids, synthetic varieties, etc.).
In 2008, the application of an early stage researcher in the economics field who is presently attending postgraduate doctoral studies in biotechnology, was positively evaluated. Several employees are attending postgraduate programmes. Semenarna Ljubljana is a company that invests in the knowledge of its employees.
Employment of researchers at transition into companies (No II)
The programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund within the framework of the Operational Programme for Human Resources Development for the period 2007-13, Priority axis 1: „Promoting entrepreneurship and adaptability“, Main type of activity 1.1.: "Experts and researchers for competitive enterprises".«
The beneficiary or implementing company of the project is Semenarna Ljubljana, d.d. In June 2010, Semenarna Ljubljana engaged Dr. Pablo Hirschegger who became an active member of its research group in the field of research activity (according to the European Research Classification Scheme (CERIF)): B 191 Plant biochemistry, Biotechnology; B 220 Genetics, cytogenetics; B 225 Plant genetics.
The main coordinator of the project is Miloš Fišakov, MSc.
The Department of Agronomy of the Biotechnical Faculty at the University of Ljubljana is participating in the project, with Prof. Dr. Borut Bohanec in charge of the coordination of the activity.
The programme was launched on 1 June 2010 and will last for 24 months or until 31 May 2012.
The programme has been co-financed in the amount of € 133,000.00, as follows:
- € 99,749.99 (75%, of which 85% comprise EU earmarked funds and 15 % Slovene participation)
- € 33,250.01 (25% Semenarna Ljubljana, d.d.).
Project contact persons:
Pablo Hirschegger, Miloš Fišakov and Mihaela Uhan
Semenarna Ljubljana, d.d, T: +386 (0)1 475 92 00
MR generation 2008 (registered number MR 08/30)
The project Mladi raziskovalci iz gospodarstva – generacija 2008 (Early Stage Researchers from Economic Field) is part of the Operational Programme for Human Resources Development for the period 2007-13, Priority axis 1: "Promoting entrepreneurship and adaptability", Main type of activity 1.1.: "Experts and researchers for competitive enterprises".
The beneficiary or implementing company of the project is Semenarna Ljubljana, d.d. In January 2009, Semenarna Ljubljana employed an early stage researcher Primož Titan who will be studying on the post-graduate level and elaborating his doctoral thesis as a member of the Semenarna Ljubljana research group: 1505-001 Plant breeding and seed production, under the direction of the research and development mentor Miloš Fišakov, MSc.
The Agricultural Institute of Slovenia and Assist. Prof. Dr. Vladimir Meglič, a research mentor, are also participating in the project.
The programme was launched on 1 December 2008 (in Semenerna Ljubljana on 1 January 2009, with the employment of Primož Titan) and will last for 54 months or until 31 May 2013.
The programme is co-financed in the amount of € 196,672.64, as follows:
- € 167,171.74 (85%: EU earmarked funds – European Social Fund),
- € 29,500.90 (15%: Slovene participation).
The operation is partly financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund.
Projetc contact persons:
Primož Titan, Miloš Fišakov and Mihaela Uhan;
Semenarna Ljubljana, d. d., T: + 386 (0)1 475 92 00