Dr. Ales Hančič is the Managing Director of TECOS Slovenian Tool and Die Development Centre. He has more than 17 years of experience in research, management of R & D projects and the management of the organization. His professional career began as an assistant at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. In 2005 he joined TECOS, initially as a young researcher, then as Director of Research and Development. In 2013 he was appointed to Managing Director of TECOS, which he still leads today. In recent years he was also complementary employed at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana and as an Associate Lecturer at the College of Polymer Technology in Slovenj Gradec, where he is also in the process for the election of the Assistant Professor.
He is an expert in the field of management of work processes, processing of polymer materials and the development of bio-composite materials. In particular he has in recent years focused on enterprise management, human resources and production processes. He has authored or co-authored more than 70 scientific and expert papers and has so far led over 20 international R & D projects (FP7, H2020, ERA-Net, EUREKA, Interreg, etc.).