Cutting Edge 2021

It is here, more digital than ever!

4th Cutting Edge Event Independent in science!

We had a blast! Thank you for joining us!

Why should you attend?

Biannual Cutting Edge Event is an excellent opportunity to present your work to your colleagues and interested others in a relaxed environment. We aim to enable young scientists a possibility to present their research to their peers, to discuss the results and to entangle the scientific problems from various perspectives.

Who is the event for?

Primarily, the event is meant for Bachelor's, Master's, PhD students, young researchers at the beginning of their careers, and all others who are involved in the research in one of the following three Cutting Edge topics

Science behind the Living

Materials of the Future

Technologies for the Earth and Environments

If you recognized yourself in any of these descriptions, then this is the right event for you! Do not hesitate and fill out the registration form by clicking on the "REGISTER" button above.

How to participate?

We have decided that we will offer two different types of participation.

If you would like to present your work to others in the form of an abstract, poster and a short 2-minute presentation consider this option!

If you would rather just listen to presented research, or if you are here just looking for inspiration, this is the right option for you.

What is happening this year?

Here is a sneak peek about this year's topic and the list of invited speakers. A rough programme of the conference can now be found here. At this stage, please note the programme is subject to change.


Dr Richard Wheeler, European Projects Manager of the European Sustainable Energy, and Tjaša Nabergoj from the Project management office at the University of Ljubljana will prepare in-depth talks about different opportunities available to students and young researchers.


Dr Urša Tiringer, an inspiring young scientist that has recently concluded a post-doctorate at Technical University Delft founded from Marie Curie fellowship, Dr Matic Lozinšek, a recent recipient of the ERC Starting Grant project HiPeR-F and a rising star on the horizon of researchers in the field of inorganic chemistry, and Dr Matjaž Humar, who also received the prestigious ERC Starting Grant and recently obtained a Young Investigator grant by The Human Frontiers Science Program, will give talks about their personal experiences on becoming independent in science.


You know that scary feeling just before you pitch in front of a wider audience? Maybe just in front of a professor that you want to impress? In any case, good preparation plays an important role. The best way to perfect your pitch is to start preparing it on time and practice it often.

Are you looking for additional guidelines and templates?

All information has been moved to the conference page. For details regarding posters, short presentation templates, as well as additional guidelines and instructions please, follow this link.

What is the registration fee?

This conference is organized for students by students, so we tried to make it as accessible as possible.

Bachelor's and Master's students20 EUR
PhD students30 EUR
others40 EUR


In case of cancellation, the event organizer must be notified in writing via email. The cost of the registration fee will be refunded in the amount of 80% of the payment upon cancellation for the inquiries received no later than September 1st, 2021. For cancellations received after this date, a refund of the registration fee is no longer possible. All claims for refunds of fees paid will be considered after the event. Registered participants who are unable to attend the conference may nominate alternate participants and must inform the organizer.

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