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Connecting creative industries, technology and people
Nova Iskra is a pioneering creative hub in the Balkans, created with the idea to incite tangible connections between creative industries, technology and the people, with the goal to support critical thinking, nurture ideas, design organizations and develop businesses that are future-proof, while remaining sensible to the ever-changing present.
Nova Iskra creates SPACES, initiates COLLABORATIONS and designs EDUCATION programs for innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, activists, students, professionals, organizations and companies who are interested in taking an active role in shaping the way we will LIVE, LEARN and WORK in the future.
Shaping the future — together
Designing education for professions of tomorrow
Education programs developed by Nova Iskra offer a variety of learning experiences. Mentoring programs, webinars, intensive courses, study programs, creative camps, workshops, multidisciplinary working groups, peer-to-peer exchanges - they all aim to provide young professionals with the skill sets necessary in an increasingly fluid and shifting job market, as well as challenging economic and social circumstances, not only on the local but on the global level.
Nova Iskra is committed to empowering individuals and teams through education, one that expands our knowledge and experience, improves skills, and contributes to our overall personal improvement and development.
Nova Iskra creates programs, projects and collaborations inspired by a variety of topics, such as social innovation, green economy, sustainable business models, commons, responsible design, sustainable architecture, team culture, crowdfunding, the gaming industry, digital communication and fabrication, information technologies, biotechnology and many others.
Initiating collaborations, projects and creative models of businesses
Nova Iskra presents different approaches and methods, and hosts numerous designers, researchers, entrepreneurs, activists and innovators who are willing to share their stories, challenges, successes and practices to the wider community.
Creating spaces for a new generation of freelancers, startups and companies
In order to respond to the changing nature of work, Nova Iskra creates workspaces to respond to a global trend of transformation of working culture, which has become increasingly multidisciplinary, collaborative, flexible and open.
These workspaces are providing unique experience for a new generation of freelancers, digital nomads, entrepreneurs, innovators, creative teams, small and medium enterprises.
Unique interior design, spacious workstations, dedicated private offices, virtual office, meeting rooms, lounges and urban gardens are just some of the features of Nova Iskra Workspaces. They are perfect for public events, presentations, photo shoots, important meetings or community meetups and events.

Workspace
that moves you

Creating innovative solutions for competitive markets
Nova Iskra Studio helps companies, organizations, SMEs and startups to implement participatory approaches to innovation, while designing new products, services, experiences and organizational structures.
Using design thinking processes and working with dedicated intradisciplinary teams, Nova Iskra Studio delivers creative solutions in the fields of branding, digital innovation and architecture, thus supporting organizations and businesses to become or stay innovative and competitive in a perpetually changing market.

Bringing solutions

Meet our team

The broad and extensive experience of our team of professionals with a diverse background in the creative and cultural fields enables us to take on a range of projects, with a focus on reliable, forward-thinking solutions, tangible results and an swift, but meticulous workflow.

Marko Radenković

Marko Radenković

Founder / General Manager

 

Marko Radenković

Founder / General Manager - Nova Iskra Workspace

As the Founder and initiator of Nova Iskra, from the very start Marko leads the processes of expanding our network of partners and establishing better conditions for the development of creative hubs in Serbia and the entire region. He graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Department of Management and Production in Theater, Radio and Culture, where he was later engaged as a teaching assistant. In addition to his extensive experience in cultural management and production, he is one of the founders of the international festival of student theater - FIST, and online art platform Side Effects Prints. Besides many roles that Marko takes within the framework of Nova Iskra, he is mostly focused on the development and expansion of our coworking brand Nova Iskra Workspace.

marko@novaiskra.com
Miljan Peljević

Miljan Peljević

Co-founder

 

Miljan Peljević

Co-founder

Miljan is one of the co-founders of Nova Iskra, where from the very beginning he was focused on leading our first coworking space in Savamala, which was also the first such space in our country, and one of the first in this part of Europe. He is also one of the initiators of the national network of coworking spaces in Serbia. He was the founder of Kultur Akt association, and a long-time producer with the Digimedia studio. He participated in the founding and realization of numerous festivals, concerts, theater performances, videos, exhibitions, and other cultural and entertainment actions. Within Nova Iskra he is also actively engaged in projects that deal with ecology and sustainable development, in collaboration with our external associates.

miljan@novaiskra.com
Relja Bobić

Relja Bobić

Co-founder / International Cooperation Manager

Relja Bobić

Co-founder / International Cooperation Manager

Relja is one of the co-founders of Nova Iskra, where he is active in developing education programs, as well in building international and regional partnerships on projects from the domains of entrepreneurship, creativity and social innovation. He has extensive experience in the domains of arts and culture, as an independent author and project manager. He was the co-founder of festivals “Dis-patch” (2002-2010) and “+++” (2015), as well as the author of numerous other projects from the fields of contemporary music and creative expression. He is also active as an independent curator, manager and producer, lecturer, music promoter, editor, author and translator.

relja@novaiskra.com
Nana Radenković

Nana Radenković

Co-founder / Program Manager

 

Nana Radenković

Co-founder / Program Manager

Nana is one of the co-founders of Nova Iskra, where she is focused on creating mentoring programs, trainings and workshops for individuals, organizations and companies interested in taking an active role in the processes of transformation - not only of their projects and businesses, but also through creation of new ways in which we could learn, live and work in the future. She holds MA in Management in Culture, Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans from the University of the Arts Belgrade, and has extensive experience in working in the private, public and civil sectors. She is a professor at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade, and a mentor within the Nelt Educational Program and Creative Mentorship.

nana@novaiskra.com
Kristijan Šujević

Kristijan Šujević

Co-founder / Manager - Nova Iskra Studio

Kristijan Šujević

Co-founder / Manager - Nova Iskra Studio

Kristijan is one of the co-founders of Nova Iskra, where he is at the same time working on developing cooperations on special projects with organizations from the public, private and non-governmental sectors. Graduated in the field of Management and Production of Theatre, Radio and Culture. In his prior professional work, as producer and executive producer, he participated in the realization and organization of numerous theater performances, as well as many film and music festivals and conferences. Kristijan is developing our relationships with companies and clients of various calibers, with whom he mainly works on special projects and trainings based on "user-centered" methodologies, through our own consulting and design agency - Nova Iskra Studio.

kristijan@novaiskra.com
Minja Bogetić

Minja Bogetić

Marketing Manager

Minja Bogetić

Marketing Manager

Minja is an advanced student of Art Production Management at the Faculty of Contemporary Arts in Belgrade. She began her professional activities at Nova Iskra, first as an Assistant in the communications and marketing department, and now as our Marketing Manager. She deals with the development and implementation of marketing strategies and all external communications related to the activities, workspaces and programs that are part of Nova Iskra, Nova Iskra Studio and our newest Nova Iskra Workspace brand. She was previously professionally active in the domain of film.

minja@novaiskra.com
Olga Vajagić

Olga Vajagić

Art Director

Olga Vajagić

Art Director

Olga graduated from the College of Fine and Applied Arts Vocational Studies in Belgrade, at the Graphic Design department. She started her professional path at Nova Iskra, at first as a design intern, soon after as our resident designer, and today as art director of all external communications of our brands, programs and majority of our projects. She is dedicated to creating digital and print visual communication solutions, as well as visualizing our online identity, from social media to the complete design of all our web presentations. She is also behind the design of most of the publications from our production, including the art direction of "Zent" magazine. As an independent author and illustrator, she exhibited at group exhibitions in Serbia and abroad.

olga@novaiskra.com
Bjanka Gabrić

Bjanka Gabrić

Manager - Nova Iskra Workspace Savamala

Bjanka Gabrić

Manager - Nova Iskra Workspace Savamala

Bjanka is an advanced university student in Management and Production of Theater, Radio and Culture at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She started at Nova Iskra as an intern back in 2017, after which she advanced into the role of assistant, finally taking over the responsibilities of the Manager of Nova Iskra Workspace location in Savamala. Bjanka deals with complete daily management of the space, communication with members and clients, as well as the development and expansion of the Nova Iskra community at our location in Savamala.

bjanka@novaiskraworkspace.com
Ivan Manojlović

Ivan Manojlović

Project Manager - International Cooperation

Ivan Manojlović

Project Manager - International Cooperation

Ivan is an art historian, curator and program manager with extensive experience in the field of cultural heritage. He is interested in connecting the people with culture, and in his professional work he is primarily focused on the conceptual development of exhibitions, interpretation of cultural heritage and research that lies at the crossroads of digital and real space, museum experiences and active engagement of audiences. He worked as a curator at the Museum of Yugoslavia, artistic director at the Belgrade Cultural Center and is also one of the founders of the Center for Yugoslav Studies. At Nova Iskra he is active as Project Manager on our various activities in the domain of international cooperation.

ivan@novaiskra.com
Nenad Meršnik

Nenad Meršnik

Finance and Admin Manager

 

Nenad Meršnik

Finance and Admin Manager

Nenad studied Management and Production in Theater, Radio and Culture at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. He worked as a producer on theater performances that had premieres at the Venice Biennale, La MaMa Theater and other esteemed institutions. He has many years of experience in the production of commercials and films, as well as in the field of regional integrated marketing campaigns. He was Assistant Director at international festivals Kustendorf, Boljšoj and Jesenji Festival at Mećavnik. He is one of the founders of FIST - International Student Theater Festival.

nenad@novaiskra.com
Sabina Kerić

Sabina Kerić

External Associate

 

Sabina Kerić

External Associate

Sabina is dedicated to the development and implementation of projects dealing with urban, green infrastructure and rising of standards in the field of urban ecology, while respecting the principles of sustainability and community participation in planning and design processes. She is one of the initiators of the Belgrade Flower Festival and founder of association Ekonaut. She worked on the projects "Sensory Garden" at the primary school “Radivoj Popović” and is a member of the "Food for Tomorrow" initiative that connects actors and activists from Western Balkans and Sweden. Within Nova Iskra, she is also coordinating the Green Lab project, the first urban garden in the center of Belgrade, located on the terrace of Nova Iskra Workspace Savamala.

sabina@bfc.rs
Milica Perišić

Milica Perišić

Marketing Coordinator

 

Milica Perišić

Marketing Coordinator

Milica is currently studying Management at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade. She has previously been active in student organizations, while at Nova Iskra she is engaged in developing and implementing marketing and communication strategies and plans related to program and project activities.

milica@novaiskra.com
Nikola Vajagić

Nikola Vajagić

Coordinator - Nova Iskra Workspace Savamala

Nikola Vajagić

Coordinator - Nova Iskra Workspace Savamala

Nikola graduated in Economics from the University of Singidunum, and has several years of experience working on the position of CRM, Sales and Marketing Manager. At Nova Iskra he is the coordinator of Nova Iskra Workspace Savamala, and is active in organizing various events and activities for our coworking community.

nikola@novaiskraworkspace.com

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