The Role of Science in the Startups Creation and the Creation of Added Value to the Whole Economy
Professor Dr. Ivo Šlaus (BSc, PhD, FCA, FWA, MAE) is a nuclear and particle physicist and Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. He earned a B.Sc. in Physics and a Ph.D. in physics, both from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. He has been a Professor of Physics since 1967 and has held teaching posts at Ruđer Bošković Institute, as well as several international universities including the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Duke University, Georgetown University, Kyoto University and the International postgraduate school Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Dr. Šlaus is Honorary President of the World Academy of Art and Science, Dean of Dag Hammarskjold University College of International Relations (Zagreb) and a former President of WAAS. He is also Member of the international advisory council of the Club of Rome and a former president of the Croatian Association of the Club of Rome. His many scientific and diplomatic roles include: Founding Fellow of Academia Europaea; Member of the Pugwash Council and former president of Croatian Pugwash; Member of the managing board of the Balkan Political Club; Chairman, International Network of Centers for Sustainable Development; Founder and former Executive Committee member of the European Physical Society; Fellow, World Innovation Foundation. As a former Member of the Parliament of Croatia (2000- 2003), he served on board of the Committee for Education, Science and Culture, and in the role of the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Higher Education.