SRIP Tovarne Prihodnosti

Advanced sensors

Besides the development of computer technologies, sensory technologies are fundamental for the development of autonomous and smart systems, industrial automation systems, modern transport systems, medical systems, security systems, etc. Modern sensors and sensor systems are crucial for the development of the concept of smart (autonomous) factories, smart (autonomous) production processes and all smart (autonomous) products. Without sensor technologies, autonomous systems can not be created, and their autonomy will in many cases depend on the quality and extent of the parameters that can be detected in the future. Managing sensory technologies will be crucial for industrial stakeholders, both from the point of view of establishing intelligent production systems as well as from the point of view of controlling end products, as sensory technologies will be those that will enable the production of complex products with new features and capabilities.

The “Advanced Sensors” vertical chain will seek to consolidate and link the knowledge, experience, competencies and interests of individual companies and knowledge institutions in the field of sensor technologies with the aim of creating a high-competence core capable of providing key knowledge, ideas, personnel and intellectual property needed for the effective development of sensor technologies and systems.

Focused points are directed to:

  • development of miniature advanced sensors for measuring process quantities. This would include the development of sensors for monitoring various industrial and other processes, including sensors for use in advanced systems and products, namely:
  • sensors for smart cooking appliances,
  • sensors for the analysis of industrial fluids,
  • sensors for measuring surface temperature,
  • sensors of components of gas mixtures,
  • gas nanosensors.
  • development of advanced sensors for measuring mechanical quantities, focusing on the following specific sensors:
  • miniature pressure sensors,
  • sensors and measurement methods for quality control of aluminum castings
  • special optical fibers for the production of optical elongation sensors,
  • semiconductor sensors for measuring rotation and linear displacements.
  • development of advanced sensors for measuring chemical and bio-chemical parameters, in particular:
  • Bionanosensors for rapid biomedical diagnostics, food analysis and monitoring of production processes (modular components of bionanosensors, electric bionanosensors, immunochromatographic bionanosensors, microfluidic bionanosensors, auxiliary components)
  • smart (Nano) Kemo / Bio sensor systems for the environment, home and health
  • optical sensors for bio-detection.

The existing cross-sectional areas have been concentrated mainly within nanotechnology.

Within SRIP ToP, new cross-sectional areas with HOM such as photonics, modern production technologies for materials, nanotechnology, plasma technologies as well as vertical value chains such as smart mechatronic tools, smart plants, robotic systems and components, and more broadly with SRIP -and such as mobility, smart cities and communities (ICTs) and networks for the transition to a circular economy.


prof. dr. Denis Đonlagić

Univerza v Mariboru, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, računalništvo in informatiko
Koroška cesta 46
SI -2000 Maribor, Slovenija

e-mail: denis.dzonlagic(at)
   +386 2 220-7117

Members Hišni aparati I.D. d.o.o., Elektromotorji in gospodinjski aparati, d.o.o. TBLUS d.o.o.
IJS Nanostrukturni materiali – K7
Intrakon d.o.o. d.d.
Marovt d.o.o. d.o.o. d.o.o. d.o.o. Merilna tehnika d.o.o. Tovarna aluminija d.d. Kidričevo
UM FERI Inštitut za avtomatizacijo (LPA + LEOSS) d.d. Slovenija d.o.o.