Dr. Emilija Stojmenova Duh

Emilija Stojmenova Duh, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Faculty of electrical engineering, University of Ljubljana. She has founded and is coordinating the national FabLab network in Slovenia. She is Director of Digital Innovation Hub Slovenia, whose main aim is to support the Slovenian industry, education and municipalities to fully benefit from digital innovations to upgrade its products and services, improve its processes and adapt its business models to the digital change.

She is coordinating several projects on digitalization for innovation and rural development. Her work focuses mainly on the fields of open innovation, co-creation, user centered design and digitalization for development. With an international team of researchers, she is developing a methodology for measuring and monitoring social, economic and environmental ROI of digital products and services through open innovation. She was one of the 50 women from all over the world to take part in ‘Hidden No More’, one of the US State Department’s international visitor leadership exchange programmes, aimed at evening out the gender gap in STEAM. She was one of the ten nominees for the first “Female engineer of the year” competition in Slovenia.