Our National Lead for Serbia
Meet Isabel, National Lead for Serbia!
What is your background?
I hold a Master degree in Environmental and Resource Management and I have been working in the past in international development projects in several countries. I am currently an Advisor for Climate Change and Circular Economy in the Department for Circular Economy of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Why did you become a country lead / why does your organisation want to arrange ClimateLaunchpad in your country?
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia has started in 2016 to work closely with Climate-KIC. We have successfully implemented the Climate-KIC Climathon, the RIS-Accelerator program and other Climate-KIC activities. ClimateLaunchpad is the perfect program to allow potential new entrepreneurs to do their first steps in developing their green business ideas and we want to support this development.
Why do you think this competition is so important?
The ClimateLaunchpad gives young start-ups a boost forward and helps new entrepreneurs through their first steps towards their dream-business. We are currently trying to build-up the Serbian cleantech/green business community and this program is a fantastic opportunity to engage and encourage new people to participate.
How does your organisation support clean tech start-ups?
The Chamber of Commerce of Serbia has been supporting Serbian start-ups for many years. The participation in the outreach-program of Climate-KIC is giving us the chance to develop a new cleantech-community, through the implementation of several programs, like the Accelerator, Pioneers into Practice, Climathon and several other ideation activities.