Dr. Mojca Loncnar

Sustainable Development Project Co-ordinator at SIJ Acroni, SIJ Group

Abstract: Digitally supported technologies to support sustainable steel production

The European Growth Model relies on a green, digital, and resilient economy. Within this, the digitisation of production plays an important role. Industry 4.0 enables greater production flexibility, improved productivity, and a quality of products. The desire to optimise production requires the use of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology.

SIJ Acroni is taking the path of digital transformation of production by setting up the new INEVITABLE IIoT platform in the production process as part of the H2020 project INEVITABLE. The INEVITABLE IIoT platform consists of supporting tools for the simulation and optimisation of production processes and the digitisation of the infrastructure, which must provide a framework for the effective management of the technological process using supporting tools, considering the level of security required and the possibility of expansion when necessary.


Mojca Loncnar, Ph.D., has more than 15 years of work experience in the quality management, research and technology development, and the circular economy. She has acquired management experience in the research and development of steels and technologies. She is an internal auditor of quality management systems, environmental management systems, and laboratory quality management systems. She has gained many years of experience in obtaining grants from centralized and decentralized programs of the European Union.

She is currently actively involved in projects in the field of digitalisation, smart energy communities and the use of secondary raw materials. She is the author of several international publications, including original scientific articles and has published several papers at scientific conferences.