EARTO Members

NIC – National Institute of Chemistry

Country: Slovenia
Founded in: 1946
EARTO Membership: Individual


Key Figures 2018

€18.2M Income

324 Employees

13 Patent Applications

160 Industrial Partners

2 Spin-offs Created

25 H2020 Projects (eCorda March 2018)


Mission & Vision

Mission: The National Institute of Chemistry (NIC) is a scientifically excellent, time-honoured European research institution, making breakthrough discoveries. With its cutting-edge research, NIC is enriching the global treasury of knowledge and is working to solve the most pressing challenges of society. Among them, health, sustainable energy, climate changes, circular economy and safe food are central.  Its research achievements are measured in surpluses that push the boundaries of science and create new values. NIC is successfully transferring our knowledge to industry; in this, NIC is constantly reaffirming the crucial role of science in social development, being involved in international multidisciplinary research networks and linked to the best global research institutions, groups and researchers.


Vision: The vision of National Institute for Chemistry for 2019-2023 period is based on consolidation of its leading role as a top research institution in Slovenia, the wider region and in the world. Basic guide to its work is bringing scientific excellence to the key areas, measured by established and globally comparable indicators of scientific excellence. While ensuring world class research, NIC continues with intensive transfer of knowledge to the Slovenian economy and society, especially by participating in development of new technologies and products, establishment of spin-out companies and training of excellent scientists.



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