The cross country ski boots Promise by Alpina and Studio Jure Miklavc on show at Biennial of Industrial Design 2010 in Ljubljana. BIO Honourable Mention award. Photo: UKOM archive

In Slovenia, a company that invests in equipment may, subject to the regulations, depreciate the amount invested against up to 20% of the taxable income.

Foreign companies investing in Slovenia in industries, strategic services and R&D that create new places of work are eligible for a grant on the investment. Receipt of the grant is conditional on the fact that the minimum investment is EUR 1 million, and the number of new jobs is between 10 - 50 (10 employees in R & D ). The grant for overseas investors in Slovenia is up to 40% of the sum invested.