Ana Hafner is a lecturer at the Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto. She graduated in social informatics and is a doctor of sociology. She is also a registered trademark and industrial design attorney at the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office. In 2020, she successfully completed her three-year postdoctoral research and development project “Innovation potential of the Slovenian automotive industry” at the Faculty of Information Studies. Before she cooperated with the Association of Slovenian Inventors ASI for ten years, and between 2010 and 2016 she was also a member of the Executive Council of the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA).