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About Us

Connecting creative industries, technology and people
Nova Iskra is a pioneering creative hub in the Balkans, established in 2012 with the mission to create spaces and experiences for people, organizations and businesses to work, learn, innovate and create together.
Through various programs, projects and collaborations, Nova Iskra takes an active role in shaping the ways in which we, as a society, will live, learn and work in the future.
Shaping the future — together
Designing education for future change makers
Programs developed by Nova Iskra offer a variety of learning experiences. Mentoring programs, webinars, courses, study programs, creative camps, workshops, peer-to-peer exchanges…
We need to boost our skills and competencies in order to adapt to the complex and strongly competitive environment - creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration are just some of the essentials for future change makers.
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 empowers teams and young professionals to take part in shaping the world around them, hoping to inspire them to build positive, constructive and open communities, organizations and businesses of the future - the ones that are putting people and the planet at the center of strategic thinking and development.
Tackling complex challenges through collaboration
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

Organization and business transformation through innovation
Nova Iskra Studio is supporting startups, organizations and companies to understand their potential, define their clients, recognize the real need on the market and build products and services of the future.
Using user-centered methods, Nova Iskra builds resilient organizations and businesses, and empowers them to innovate in various aspects: product and service development, business and organization transformation, digital transformation, team culture, organization design, etc.

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
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
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

Relja Bobić

Co-founder

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
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
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
Renata Cvetković

Renata Cvetković

Art Director

 

Renata Cvetković

Art Director

Renata graduated from the University of Applied Arts with a module in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design in 2016 and an award for the best artistic quality by the Association of Applied Artists and Designers of Serbia. After graduation, she started working as a multidisciplinary designer in the fields of brand experience, graphic design, environmental graphics, interior design, furniture selections, and art. From 2016 to 2019, she lived and worked in Dubai, UAE. She returned to Belgrade in 2019. Currently, she works as an Art director at Nova Iskra.

renata@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

Workspace team

Luna Jović

Luna Jović

Manager - Nova Iskra Workspace Savamala

Luna Jović

Manager - Nova Iskra Workspace Savamala

Luna is an advanced student at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade, where she studies Management and Production in Theatre, Radio, and Culture. She started working at Nova Iskra in 2021 as an assistant for three months, and then she took over the responsibilities of the Manager of the Nova Iskra Workspace location in Savamala. Luna is involved in the daily management of the space, communication with members and clients, as well as the development and growth of the Nova Iskra community at our location in Savamala.

luna@novaiskraworkspace.com
Lana Kapor

Lana Kapor

Manager - Nova Iskra Workspace Dorćol

Lana Kapor

Manager - Nova Iskra Workspace Dorćol

Lana graduated in the field of Management and Production of Theatre, Radio, and Culture at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She started working at Nova Iskra as an assistant in 2019, after which she took over the responsibilities of the Manager of the Nova Iskra Workspace location in Dorćol. Lana deals with the 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 Dorćol.

lana@novaiskraworkspace.com
Mila Rubežić

Mila Rubežić

Manager - Nova Iskra Workspace Zemun

Mila Rubežić

Manager - Nova Iskra Workspace Zemun

Mila studied Management and Production of Theatre, Radio, and Culture at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, while currently finishing her master's degree in Management of Culture and Media at the same faculty. As part of the Nova Iskra Workspace team, as the Manager of the Zemun location, she deals with daily complete management of the space and its community, and communication with the current and potential members, to provide them maximum support according to their businesses.

mila@novaiskraworkspace.com

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