Excellent business practices of the best business community

We are curious to learn from the best! Best business practices bring innovation, motivation, and collaboration for growth and progress to the Slovenian business environment. AmCham is therefore proud to publicize, represent and reward them.

The Best of the Best program was developed as a guide, inspiration and support in the transfer of new know-how and positive business experience.

Companies in the Slovenian business community submit their business practices to enter the competition. The Best of the Best committee, a group of exceptional individuals and spokespeople for good business practices, then look at the entries and select nine finalists, 3 for each category. The winners of individual categories become super finalists and vie for the title of the Best of the Best. The year’s best practice selection takes place during the December AmCham Business Breakfast.

 

We announced the Best of the Best of the year 2022 on December 6 at the AmCham Business Breakfast in the company of people lifting Slovenia to the very top – the company of top Slovenian athletes: Janja Garnbret, Edo Murić, and Darko Đurić. A sum of the online voting, voice expert jury, and audience votes at the event determined the final score. With the most votes collected, the project Industry and the university – Together, we build a society of knowledge and well-being by Novartis in Slovenia, and the University of Ljubljana won the title of Best of the Best in 2022.

 

★ ESG – Novartis in Slovenia & University of Ljubljana – Industry and university, Together, we build a society of knowledge and well-being - Best of the Best of the year 2022

At Novartis in Slovenia, and the University of Ljubljana, they are aware of the opportunities arising from a joint mission and in that respect focus on activities for the development of young people. Their project Building a society of knowledge and well-being together ranked among the best in the ESG thematic set. Among other things, they made individual knowledge centers less reluctant to open cooperation, reduced bureaucracy, and enhanced the connection of experts in individual areas of expertise and the readiness of companies for long-term integration, which strengthens the innovative capacity of the participants and, in a broader sense, contributes to a higher quality of life for everyone.

 

Sincere congratulations and exceptional praise also to the participants for excellent business practice in the thematic group:

★ MOTIVATION – Manpower d.o.o. – a four-day work week

★ INOVATION – Kolektor Group d.o.o. – Intelligent Robotic Worker KoCo

The Super finalists of Best of the Best 2021 were:

  • Innovation: Lek – Vision, mixed reality technology in practice.
  • Motivation: Bankart – Employee development through the introduction of the role of career leaders.
  • Cooperation: National Institute of Chemistry – CCEdit (Proof-of-Concept) to develop the use of an improved CRISPR method for gene knockout in the genome.

The Best of the Best for the year 2021, announced at the last AmCham Business Breakfast, became the National Institute of Chemistry with the CCEdit (Proof-of-Concept) project to develop the use of an improved CRISPR method for gene knockout in the genome.

In 2019, a group from the National Institute of Chemistry filed a patent application to improve the CRISPR method, which represents one of the most important breakthroughs in the field of biotechnology. Based on this technology, prof. dr. Roman Jerala applied the ERC Proof-of-Concept project called CCEdit, which allows for the continued development of technology for healthcare and biotechnological purposes.