About us

DEVELOPMENT CENTRE NOVO MESTO

MISSION

We are developing a supportive environment for the growth of entrepreneurship, we create jobs and enable the local communities in sustainable development for the quality of life of the inhabitants of the region.

PURPOSE

Encouraging entrepreneurship and regional development.

VALUES

Excellence, creativity, co-operation, efficiency and responsiveness are fundamental values that represent our goal and our path.

WHO ARE WE?

Founded in 1997 by the Dolenjska municipalities and regional craft-business and chambers of commerce.

Initially, we worked as a Regional Business Center (RBC) in the Dolenjska and then to the area of Bela Krajina. In 2000 we expanded our scope of operations to the tasks of regional development agencies for statistical region of South-East Slovenia, which in addition to Dolenjska and Bela Krajina includes the Kočevje-Ribnica area.

Today our team consists of 24 employees, who are experts in the field of regional development, entrepreneurship, tourism, rural and robotics.

Our vision is to become a development institution that will provide: entrepreneurs with all the necessary assistance in developing their ideas; municipalities/other institutions in the environment expert support in the implementation of development projects with which they will apply for the EU financialn instruments and funds; contribution to improving the lives of all inhabitants in the area.

OUR TEAM

Tina Štefanič

Tina Štefanič

Professional Assistant

Simon Kovačič

Simon Kovačič

Professional Assistant

Fields of work: Development and promotion of tourism in the Dolenjska region, General development tasks, Organization of trainings and workshops

Experience

T: +386 7 33 72 982

M: +386 40 750 079

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Maja Smerdu

Maja Smerdu

Project Manager

Fields of work: Regional scholarship scheme, e-VEM procedures

Experience

T: +386 7 33 72 988

M: +386 40 605 581

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Miljana Balaban

Miljana Balaban

Project Manager

Fields of work: Guarantee scheme for Dolenjska region, Regional guarantee scheme for the region of SE Slovenia, Interest rate subsidy

Experience

T: +386 7 33 72 987

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Darja Smiljić

Darja Smiljić

Consultant

Fields of work: SPOT consulting (information, general business consulting, registration of companies and entrepreneurs via e-VEM web portal)

Experience

M: +386 40 197 264

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Aleksandra Pavlič

Aleksandra Pavlič

Professional Assistant

Anja Jakše

Anja Jakše

Professional Assistant

Fields of work: Entrepreneurial challenges for young people, Organization of trainings and workshops, General business consulting

Experience

M: + 386 40 587 884

E:

Simon Jeraj

Simon Jeraj

Project Manager

Fields of work: Business Incubator Podbreznik, Organization of trainings, workshops and transfer of good practices, General business consulting

Experience

M: +386 31 519 568

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Aleksej Metelko

Aleksej Metelko

Project Manager

Fields of work: Business Incubator Podbreznik, Business consulting and mentoring, Organization of trainings, workshops and transfer of good practices

Experience

M: +386 30 304 303

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As a regional development agency, we represent an important juncture of various information, project ideas, programs and initiatives and the place where development partnerships are born.

How can we help you?

Development Centre Novo mesto Ltd.

Podbreznik 15
SI-8000 Novo mesto

Office hours

Every workday from 7.00 to 15.00

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