Rudi Panjtar started in 1988 as lead software developer in Company Tehtnica, Slovenija. Mastering in microcontrollers and electronics, he designed several company products – metering postal scale, digital laboratory devices (centrifuges, shakers, mixers). In 1991, he became a general manager of the company. He was leading transformation of the production, development, finance and sales and placed the company on international market with new, innovative products.
In 1997, he left the company and started as a project manager in company Oria Computers. He was main programmer and project manager of a postal shipments digitalization project for Slovenian Post, covering 600 post offices and more than 5000 users. He was a project manager for several logistic software e-Logis implementations. Mastering in barcode, he designed several barcode systems implementations in industry in the field of automation, transportation, quality and process control.
In 2003 he started as a project manager in company Astec. He was leading a group of network and security professionals, who took care of Slovenia state network. He was a designer and project manager of several network and security projects in public sector and industry. In 2011 he moved to sales as a network specialist and as a top performer sold company top projects.
In 2015 he started as domestic sales manager in company Comland, focused mainly on sales of special computer vision projects in industry.
In 2017 he started as Head of strategic research and innovation partnership (SRIP) Factories od the future on Jožef Stefan Institute.
Within Strategic Research Innovation Partnership (SRIP) Factories of The Future we will collect Slovenian research and innovation know-how and experience from relevant industrial and academia and highlight priority “break through” areas of new products, technologies and services. We will build support environment with professional services for industry and research, concentrating on proved new top technologies, which will integrate and upgrade existing Slovenian research and innovation achievements.
SRIP Factories of the Future consists of eight vertical value chains (robotic systems and components, intelligent control systems, smart mechatronics tools, intelligent laser systems, plasma systems, advanced sensor, new materials and smart factory platform) and seven horizontal enabling networks, providing key technologies (robotics, control technology, nanotechnology, photonics, plasma technologies, advanced technologies for new materials, information and communication technology).
Industry and research knowledge platform will provide industry and research organizations different services (workforce competences, intellectual property, internationalization,
entrepreneurship promotion, sustainable-environmental issues) to make transitions towards Factories of the Future clear and focused.
Using ”push pull” principle, with push coming from horizontal networks, cross-sectional areas between vertical value chains and horizontal networks will generate new technology and services “jewels”, which will represent flagship projects directions in area of Factories of the future.
SRIP Factories of the Future will create and support business and research synergies in the area of Factories of the Future for new products, services and technologies penetration on the global market with concentration on niche areas, thus putting Slovenia among the prominent European providers of such solutions.