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.

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.