Mission

The basic mission is to research, collect and communicate the knowledge of space and space technologies to the public in a way that sensibly connects and intertwines the science, economy, tourism and art.

The basic activity of the public institute Center of Space Technologies Herman Potočnik Noordung is the promotion of space technologies and the manifestation of human achievements in space with the interweaving of art and high technologies. The offer includes the development, installation and marketing of space content in the form of art exhibitions, exhibitions of items and multimedia interactive applications that we offer to the general public.

Also, by connecting with and integrating into international connections, we ensure greater recognizability of Slovenian and international institutions in the field of space activities in all areas. Through the implementation of dedicated symposiums, we present and expand the significance of space exploration to the general public.

The vision of the Institute

The evolution of humanity and the universe has a common timeline. Our unique place in this is to add a cultural and humanistic contribution to human efforts to explore and understand the universe.

History

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Organization of the institution

Since 2017, Herman Potočnik Noordung Center for Space Technologies functions as a public institution (JZ) co-founded by the Republic of Slovenia, namely the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology (MGRT) and the Municipality of Vitanje. The co-founders also provide co-financing of the operation of the institute, with MGRT contributing 5/6 of the funds and the Municipality of Vitanje 1/6 of funds.

The activities of the Center are supervised by the Council of the Institute, which consists of 7 members of the representatives of founders, employees and the interested public.

The members of the Council of the Institute are named by:

  • the Republic of Slovenia with four representatives on the proposal of the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology,
  • the Municipality of Vitanje, the representatives of employees of the Institute, representatives of users or interested public each nominate one member.

Council members are:

  • Gregor Planteu, President;
  • mag. Ana Božičnik, Zlatko Ratej and Boštjan Vrhovšek, representatives of MGRT;
  • Romana Holobar, a representative of the Municipality of Vitanje;
  • mag. Roman Kotnik, a representative of the interested public;
  • Andreja Mlakar, an employee representative.

 

Activities of the public institute Center for Space Technologies Herman Potočnik Noordung is focused on the market because the development of content depends on the resources acquired on the market.

Dominik Kobold
Direktor
I took over the management of the Center Noordung for a period of five years in April 2017. My key tasks are to set up regulation of proper functioning of the Public Institute Noordung Center, the preparation of attractive content and the connection with key domestic and foreign actors in the field of space exploration and development. The content of the activities extends from the field of culture to the field of economy and technological achievements, science, education and tourism.
Andreja Mlakar
Administracija, vodenje in koordinacija področja gospodarstva
I have been involved in the operation of the Center since the very beginning. As a student, I started working at the reception office and was quickly trained to guide, prepare and conduct school workshops and develop programs. The current work includes arranging administration, reservations and other areas necessary for the smooth functioning of the institute. Also provided are guided tours, the implementation of school programs and assistance in preparing exhibitions.
Izidor Fijavž
Vodenje in koordinacija področja turizma
My journey in the Noordung Center started in 2015, where I enjoy the diverse and extremely versatile work as a tourism coordinator. The field of work includes marketing, the preparation of contracts and business agreements, the organization of events and conferences, concepts and the layout of exhibitions, and the guiding and implementation of workshops for school groups and visitors.
Tanja Tamše
Koordinacija projektne pisarne
In the Noordung Center, I am employed as an independent Coordinator of the project office. Currently, I am in charge of implementing the cross-border Interreg project in the Alpine area, ASIS - the Alpine Social Innovation Strategy. I run and coordinate the project, connect the local environment actors and organize working meetings, where we are researching the current state of social innovation in Slovenia, we regulate the review of policies in this area, and in the continuation of the project, we plan to prepare strategic guidelines in the form of a white paper. Through the project, we are also looking for the possibility of anchoring certain areas of space development into a group of advanced social innovations.

Contact:

+386 (0)5 993 45 17
+386 (0)40 300 052
info@center-noordung.si
Na vasi 18, 3205 Vitanje, Slovenia
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