Slovakia is highly competitive country with technical base and long term tradition in industrial research and development and effectively working R&D personnel participating on domestic and foreign projects. It also has available engineering and science base with good built R&D network consisting of domestic industrial research and development organizations, scientific and research working places and laboratories on technical and natural sciences universities, institutions of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and foreign R&D centres. Slovak R&D network is connected with other related institutions such as: industrial associations, clusters, agencies for support of R&D and Innovation, business innovation centres, incubators, science-technology parks and ICT and software development firms as well.

Skills and experiences of Slovak researchers, scientists and engineers are highly praised by many foreign companies doing business in R&D in Slovakia, such as: Johnson Controls, ON Semiconductor, Leoni, BSH, ThermoSolar, Sauer Danfoss, Krauss Maffei, Ness, Siemens, Alcatel-Lucent, Mühlbauer, Continental Automotive Systems, Elastogran,   and others.

Agency SARIO supports activities for building, development and popularization of Slovak R&D environment, attracts R&D foreign direct investments and creates close relationships with domestic firms and established foreign companies in terms of opportunities for building own firm R&D capacities. Agency SARIO is continually data mapping about Slovak R&D environment, SARIO is active in publishing information materials with focus on R&D and other specific information, SARIO communicates and cooperates with Slovak universities and R&D institutions. These activities help to increase of information quality for foreign investors.