Ing. Ján Havier, PhD. is Chief Regional Coordinator of the National Business Centre project in the Slovak Business Agency, and has implemented several large projects focusing on the business environment, research, development, innovation and technology transfer.
After graduating from the University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA), he worked at the Faculty of Business Management, at the Department of Business Economy, where he carried out research in intellectual property (IP) and the valuation of intangible assets. He focused on the rates of licence fees in relation to the valuation and transfer of intellectual property. He also worked as a researcher at Masaryk University in Brno and as a lecturer and researcher at Comenius University at the Faculty of Law in Bratislava. He extended his knowledge and competences at the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic in Banská Bystrica (ÚPV SR) by completing the educational programme Intellectual Property accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic.
At the EUBA Expert Institute, he completed a specialised study for experts in Economics and Management (Economics, Management and Valuation of Assets) and a course in the Essentials for Forensic Experts approved by the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic. He holds a certificate for completion of an examination of forensic experts under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic in the area of Economics and Management and in Industrial Property and in three fields: Controlling, Finance, and Industrial Property. He acts as an expert in all aforementioned fields.
He also works as an expert at the Institute of Forensic Engineering of the University of Žilina in Žilina (ÚSI ŽU). He deploys his acquired knowledge and experience in the field of intangible asset valuation; as an accredited lecturer of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports, he lectures at the Institute of Intellectual Property at IPO SR in Banská Bystrica, in the educational programme Intellectual Property, in the field of Business Intellectual Property Development Strategy. He also lectures at the Institute of Forensic Engineering of the University of Žilina, in the Slovak Chamber of Property Evaluators and Experts in the educational programme Specific Features of Assessment in Economic Expert Fields, and at the EIT Food Hub on IP start-ups, their valuation and intellectual property transfer.
He cooperates with universities, research companies, research centres, expert organisations and the expert institute in the preparation of expert opinions. He has collaborated on extensive valuations of intellectual property in the corporate sphere, specialising in the valuation of intellectual property and intangible assets, the calculation of appropriate licence fees, valuing the company and its parts. He has experience in financial valuation and the valuation of brands, trademarks, patents, utility models, designs, domain names, valuation of companies, start-ups and parts of companies or in determining and calculating lost profits and damage caused.
He regularly publishes and reviews specialist articles on intellectual property and its evaluation in the journal Intellectual Property, published by the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic. He has also published a foreign monograph on Valuation and the Transfer of Intellectual Property in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic and has also authored several studies in intellectual property. In addition to intellectual property rights, he is involved in other scientific areas, mainly in corporate valuation, corporate finance, innovation, research and development. He regularly participates in international scientific conferences.
He is a co-investigator of the VEGA research project no. 1/0264/15 ‟Transfer of intellectual property through licensing agreements and other transfer instruments”. He was involved in the SME Instrument I project, and subsequently the EIC Accelerator (European Innovation Council programme). He has collaborated on large research projects, in the creation of large research consortia, networking and cooperation of universities with small- and medium-sized enterprises, research management, in the design of research and development plans, in determination of the state of technology in relation to research, and design of research and development strategies RIS3 SK.