The Embassy is a center for Slovakia´s diplomatic affairs within the borders of the U.S. Besides the more obvious functions of issuing visas and assisting Slovak citizens, our staff members interact with U.S institutions, local businesses, nongovernmental organizations, the media and educational institutions, and private citizens. As the investment and trade promotion arm of the Slovak Government, we are ensuring that Slovakia takes advantage of the huge opportunities open to us. With responsibility for promoting Slovak´s economic profile, as well as exports of Slovak goods and/or services into the U.S. market, and inward investment into Slovakia we work closely with Slovak and U.S. companies. We provide operational support for our producers to ensure their success in the U.S. market (find partners and customers), help U.S. companies to locate Slovak products, services, and business partners, and to contact/meet potential Slovak suppliers.
The US represents a leading force in innovation and has a lot of potential for companies with global ambitions from innovation-driven sectors and R&D. There are also opportunities for incubation of Slovak startups in US. Traditional export commodities to US come from the automotive and engineering sector. The following industry segments represent the biggest potential for Slovak companies: • Unique technologies – IT, cyber, biotech, life sciences/health, fintech, IOT, entertainment. • Energy and environment - clean/smart solutions. • Innovative technologies in automotive industry, including subcontracting. • High quality consumer goods, including food and drink.