NIS Creative Camp
In line with its strategy in the fields of sustainable development and support of science, youth, the local and creative communities, the Oil Industry of Serbia (NIS A.D.) - which has for years been one of the most successful companies in Serbia and the regional leader when it comes to principles of sustainable development and social responsibility - is intiating the NIS Creative Camp, which will be held from 18th to 20th September at the multifunctional Mokrin House complex, in the village of Mokrin near Kikinda in north Serbia. NIS Creative Camp represents a unique model of cooperation between a company and the creative community, aiming to find solutions for a better future through the promotion of values such as innovation, efficiency and sustainability which are already being promoted through the strategic program of sustainable development implementation.
In collaboration with Nova Iskra, a special mentorship program has been developed for the 12 participating young designers selected from the Creative Hub network of Nova Iskra. Over the course of three days, an intensive multidisciplinary process will be conducted in which young authors will have the opportunity to cooperate with some of the leading creative directors from the fields of design and technological innovation, and will also have the opportunity to experiment with ideas that can contribute to energy efficiency and saving resources issues of everyday life.
Through the cooperation of the prominent company and the creative community, a new format of support of young talent and professionals in the field of innovation and creativity is being developed. The young designers will work individually and in teams in a "laboratory of innovation and design," aiming to find new concepts for a common sustainable future. The participants are emerging authors from the fields of industrial design, product development and architecture. They will be conceptualizing 12 innovations for a sustainable future with the help of distinguished guest mentors - Miha Klinar, partner and creative director of the award-winning Gigo Design studio (www.gigodesign.com) from Ljubljana will be mentoring the design aspect, while Miloš Milisavljević, founder of Strawberry Energy (www.senergy.rs) and author of the Strawberry Energy project will mentor the technological aspect of the project.
Through the program of Creative Camp, NIS and Nova Iskra aim to promote the role of creative innovation in solving important social problems, as well as to promote and motivate young talented creatives to devote themselves to the development of "problem-solving" concepts through the design process. The selected Creative Camp participants, the process as well as the resulting projects and concepts will be presented to the public throughout October, and via more specific presentations until the end of the year.