Meet our team
We are a highly-skilled, cross-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists that strives to apply expertise in mechanical, electrical and software engineering to a wide array of industrial, scientific and everyday problems, by creating effective and highly customized systems. We aim to empower our customers with technologies that improve their work process, allow them to bring technological ideas to the finished product and are the best fit for their needs.
We aim to provide the best quality, fast development service in order to support rapid ideas, and new product development, let that be an advanced communication system, CNC development platform or simple IoT device.
Whether you are in search of a hardware development partner, interested in one of our existing products, or need technical consultation on your project, contact us, and we will explore your idea with you.
Founder and CEO
He leads Institute IRNAS since 2014 with his inventor & maker mindset. He is in charge of business strategy, keeps an eye on all aspects of hardware development in projects we’re involved in, is an expert in telecommunications and regularly speaks about the benefits of open and future-proof hardware at events around the world. He is pursuing a PhD at University College London (UCL) in the EE ONG group and was a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow.
Data Analyst / Programmer
Translates numbers into plain English. She manipulates and analyses collected data sets from prototyped systems to evaluate their performance and develop market-oriented solutions.
Partnering with the software development team, she aids in algorithm design and implementation.
Loves CNC machines. He delivers perfectly manufactured prototypes and manages our production facilities. His passion is slick production planning and CAM optimisation. He overlooks product assembly and ensures quality consistency of all our products.
Has completed a master’s in Mechanical Engineering at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Maribor. He has experience in 3D modelling with different CAD and CAE software programs. No matter what the application is, he takes our products from the initial idea to a fully optimised finished prototype following the optimal path.
Is fascinated by the comprehensive experience that product development offers. He makes sure to maximize the value of our work every step of the way. He always works hard to find a quick and efficient way of delivering our solutions. He is an alumnus from Southampton University (UK) and University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.
Dr. Boštjan Vihar
BIOMEDICAL RESEARCHER / BIOPRINTING DEVELOPER
Biomimetics and tissue engineering enthusiast. Develops protocols for tailor-made research tools and mediates communication between scientists and engineers. He obtained a PhD in natural sciences from RWTH Aachen University and currently holds a post-doc position at the University of Maribor. He loves tinkering in the lab and finding new ways of measuring biological phenomena.
He is in charge of the development and optimisation of hardware and software, with a special focus on embedded hardware and software and innovative ways of using existing hardware and methodologies in the process of open-source research and development. He also carries out the role of a project manager of hardware development projects we are involved in.
Lead embedded hardware engineer
He is focused on the development of innovative hardware with the use of the latest technologies and creating test processes for hardware testing. He carries out the role of supervising the quality of our assembly line and is also responsible for ordering components for various projects we are working on.
Client Relationship and Office Manager
Practices her soft skills expertise in communicating with our customers and suppliers, and supporting sales and business projects. She also comanages content, social media and SEO, and leads the office administration, while landscape architecture studies at the University of Ljubljana's Biotechnical Faculty have left her a more-plants-in-offices activist.
Student - Software developer
With broad experience in a variety of programming languages, he develops all and every kind of software needed for our projects, including firmware and mobile applications. He makes a fully functional product, no matter what the requirements are. For a semester he studied in Lisbon at ISEL and is currently writing master’s thesis in Heraklion on Crete.
Student - Software developer
Focuses mainly on product testing by developing and managing automated testing suites, both for software and hardware. Whether during active development or in the production phase, he makes sure new features work and the old ones don’t break, so that our products are always up to par. He is currently studying for a master’s degree in Computer Science.
Student - Software developer
He is interested in embedded system programming, machine learning and signal processing. Knowledge of different programming languages makes it easy for him to quickly adapt, learn and develop new software and firmware. For a semester he studied in Lisbon at Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa. He is currently studying for a master’s degree.
STUDENT - Electronics engineer
Interested in embedded systems, he likes to get into nitty-gritty details of firmware development. He is currently working on his master’s thesis in Electrical engineering.
Student - Electronics Engineer
As an intern student member at IRNAS he is interested in hardware design. He is currently studying for a master’s degree in Electrical engineering.
Student - IT & User experience
As a part-time student member at IRNAS he helps as a photographer and digital fabrication operator. He is currently working on his master’s thesis in Industrial product design.
Offers technical support on the assembly line to help optimise the production process. She also designs safe customised packaging solutions and oversees the final presentation of our products. She attended The University of Dundee, completing several courses in Architecture and gaining related skills along the way.
Embedded Software Engineer
Interested in working as a developer of IoT devices, embedded systems with microprocessors, ARM controllers, and Linux based embedded computers?