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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

Founder / General Manager

Marko Radenković

Founder / General Manager

Initiator and founder of Nova Iskra. From the very beginning he is actively engaged on partner network development and creation of the better conditions for development of creative hubs in Serbia and the region. He holds a BA in Cultural Management, Theater and Radio Production at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade, where he was also active as a teaching associate. He has diverse professional experience within the field of cultural production, and is one of the co-creators of FIST (Students’ Theater Festival), as well as Side Effects Prints platform.

marko@novaiskra.com

Miljan Peljević

Nova Iskra Co-founder / NI Workspace Manager - Savamala

Miljan Peljević

Nova Iskra Co-founder / NI Workspace Manager - Savamala

One of the co-founders of Nova Iskra, who is running our Savamala Workspace since its inception. He is one of the initiators of the National Network of Coworking Spaces in Serbia. He is also founder of the NGO Kultur Akt. He worked as a producer at the Digimedia music and production studio. He participated in initiation and realization of numerous festivals, concert programs, theater shows, music video clips, exhibitions and other forms in the domain of culture, cultural industries and the arts.

miljan@novaiskra.com

Relja Bobić

Co-founder / International Cooperation

Relja Bobić

Co-founder / International Cooperation

One of the co-founders of Nova Iskra, where he is involved in designing and realising educational programs and establishing international and regional partnerships, especially in the field of entrepreneurship, creative industries and social innovation. He has extensive professional experience in the domain of arts and culture. He is also co- founder of Belgradeyard Sound System collective and Dis-patch Festival platform where he was active as Artistic and Executive Director. Occasionally he is also active as an independent curator, DJ and music promoter and copywriter.

relja@novaiskra.com

Nana Radenković

Co-founder / Program Manager

Nana Radenković

Co-founder / Program Manager

One of the co-founders of Nova Iskra, where from the very beginning she is actively engaged in creating special educational programs for the wider community of our hub and the general public. She holds an MA in Management in Culture, Interculturalism and Mediation in Balkans (University of the Arts Belgrade) and BA in Art History (Philosophical Faculty of Belgrade University). She has great professional experience in public, private and civil society organizations in the fields of art, culture and cultural industries. She is also the founder of the KidsPatch festival for children, and was a guest professor at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade, as well as one of the mentors in the Creative Mentorship program.

nana@novaiskra.com

Kristijan Šujević

Nova Iskra Co-founder / Studio Manager

Kristijan Šujević

Nova Iskra Co-founder / Studio Manager

One of the co-founders of Nova Iskra, working on development of special projects and establishing collaborations with various companies, SMEs and organizations from private, civil and public sector. He holds a BA in Cultural Management, Theater and Radio Production (Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade). He has a rich professional experience, including being executive producer, producer and/or organizer of numerous theater plays, theater and music festivals and conferences.

kristijan@novaiskra.com

Balša Ðuković

Folkk Brand Manager / Finance & Administration

Balša Ðuković

Folkk Brand Manager / Finance & Administration

He holds a BA in Management in Organizational Sciences from Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Belgrade, followed by professional experience with international companies and corporations, especially in the fields of marketing and sales. Within Nova Iskra, he is engaged as Folkk Brand Manager and Project Coordinator. Folkk is a Belgrade-based social business that connects masters of traditional crafts with emerging designers from the Balkans.

balsa@novaiskra.com

Minja Bogetić

Communications Manager

Minja Bogetić

Communications Manager

She is currently finalizing her studies in Art Production Management at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. Within Nova Iskra she is responsible for development and implementation of communication strategies for all of our programs and projects organized. Her previous professional experience is related to the film industry.

minja@novaiskra.com

Olga Jorgačević

Art Director

Olga Jorgačević

Art Director

She graduated at the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Belgrade, Department of Graphic Design. Within Nova Iskra, she is creating digital and printed visual solutions for communication of our program activities and projects, and is also in charge of artistic direction of our publications, spatial branding and related materials. As s visual artist and illustrator, she participated in various group exhibitions, on local, regional and international levels.

olga@novaiskra.com

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