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Milija Zeković, SBB CEO

Technological Innovations Are In Our DNA

We want to enter the mobile telecommunications market and offer our users 4P services, i.e., a combination of broadband internet access, television and fixed-line...

Maria Boldor, Principal At Horváth

Key Challenges & Opportunities

The report “Finance at the Crossroads of Coronavirus, Digitalisation and Sustainability” presents key challenges and opportunities for the business world Management consulting company Horváth published...

Nataša Bezmarević, Branch Manager Serbia, DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH

Focus On Electrifying Train Lines

Deutsche Bahn has been providing engineering, consulting and train operation services, as well as digital systems, for many years and has successfully implemented railway...

Porto Montenegro

A Life Less Ordinary

Founded some 15 years ago by a consortium of visionary developers, Porto Montenegro is set in the spectacularly beautiful Bay of Kotor on Montenegro’s...

Ivan Crnojević, CEO, ELMED d.o.o.

ELMED – We can do more

The future belongs to modern, innovative companies that carefully plan and strategically manage their business. For this reason, Elmed doo in Temerin, winner of...

Nenad Grmusa, SVP, Head Of Takeda’s Center For External Innovation

Self Confidence Is Key

For me, the experience of studying in the U.S. was decisive in me gaining self-confidence, and that forms the basis for a person to feel the strength and motivation to change the world for the better.

Serbia is a country that has a lot of potential when it comes to innovation, admittedly like any other country in the world. We have a long history of innovation, from Tesla and Pupin onwards. Innovation is born in various forms: in sports, science, business, etc. Novak Đoković is an innovator – he revolutionized tennis with his speed of shifting movement from shot to shot. He is today studied and copied by younger generations. Branko Babić, the founder of PhiBrows, is an innovator, and he’s here in Serbia. He can provide a lot of advice on this topic. Just like Mate Rimac in Croatia.

Firstly, I think the key is in the ambition to change the world, to leave our mark on humanity, to ensure our children have the self-confidence to feel that they can do it. Nothing motivates people more than the opportunity to make an “impact,” to change the world for the better; to offer something that’s differentiated, better than what exists, and that’s in high demand. For children to have a passion for what they choose to do, for them to have the ambition to be “worldly.” And to believe they can do so. Novak and Branko are good examples of that.

Secondly, it would be good for our successful, wealthy people to invest as venture capitalists in new companies devised and pushed by kids. That would help those children become “worldly” with the provision of capital, advice, and their own connections.

Thirdly, the education system should also be transformed into one that instills a sense of self-confidence in people, and not the other way around, as it has been to date, filtering children from elementary school onwards. For instance, I only gained academic self-confidence in America. Growing up in Novi Sad, in our education system, I thought I was extremely limited. I’m sure that every person can be successful, and an innovator – they just have to sufficiently interested in something. People today spend their entire lives learning, and you never know when a window of genius will open up for someone. So, the education system must be adapted to shape people who have the agility to learn, and new quality will emerge from that. America has nothing special to offer when it comes to innovation models, other than the three things that I’ve just listed.

Comment by Zoran Panović

Scholzing

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Aleksandar Vlahović, President Of The Association Of Serbian Economists

A Road To Avoid

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Jurij Bajec Ph.D., Special Advisor At The Economics Institute And Full Professor At The University Of Belgrade Faculty Of Economics

Open Balkan Is A Good Initiative

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Milojko Arsić Ph.D., Professor At The University Of Belgrade Faculty Of Economics

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UK: Lowest Car Sales Since 1996

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In The New Report On Serbia GRECO Calls For Further Measures To Prevent Corruption

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China: Ready To Promote Global Development

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Serbia And Hungary Sign Agreement On Border Control

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Reception On The Occasion Of 140 Years Of Friendly Relations Between Japan And Serbia

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UK: Lowest Car Sales Since 1996

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China: Ready To Promote Global Development

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Serbia And Hungary Sign Agreement On Border Control

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Reception On The Occasion Of 140 Years Of Friendly Relations Between Japan And Serbia

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UK: Lowest Car Sales Since 1996

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In The New Report On Serbia GRECO Calls For Further Measures To Prevent Corruption

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Serbia And Hungary Sign Agreement On Border Control

The Agreement between the governments of Serbia and Hungary regulating border control in road, rail and water transport was...

Reception On The Occasion Of 140 Years Of Friendly Relations Between Japan And Serbia

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