Author: Ana Hafner

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Ana Hafner is a lecturer and a supervisor at Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto and DOBA Business School in Maribor. She is a doctor of sociology and a registered industrial design and trademark attorney at the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office. In 2020, she successfully completed her three-year postdoctoral research and development project “Innovation potential of the Slovenian automotive industry” at the Faculty of Information Studies. Before this project she cooperated with the Association of Slovenian Inventors ASI for ten years, and between 2010 and 2016 she was also a member of the Executive Council of the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA). Her research interests are primarily innovation, inventors, intellectual property rights and technology transfer, as well as gender studies.