Balkan Eco Innovations

We aim to support the development and uptake of eco-innovations in the Balkan region.

We are a non-profit cluster organization that aims to support the development and uptake of eco-innovations in the Balkan Region.

What does this mean?

Davide Guariento


Strongly believing in the innovation potential of Balkan entrepreneurs and researchers, he aspires to create and support a regional community of eco-innovators. By leveraging his experience in accessing public and private funds, management of large-scale European projects, and his passion for environmentalism and economics, Davide will strive to support the development of a sustainable economy in Balkans.

Igor Milosavljevic

Manager of European affairs

He is a globe-trotter who studied and lived in many countries across 4 continents where he acquired deep knowledge on environmental and sustainability matters. Once back in Serbia, Igor decided to use his extensive experience in publicly funded grants and tenders, and his broad international network of innovators to support Balkan entrepreneurs and researchers to develop and scale-up ecological solutions.

Nireekshana Nakkala

Senior project manager

She has a passion for social impact and teaching, together with strong managerial skills which she brings to the Association. She previously led digilatisation of a micro-finance cooperative owned by 30,000 women in south India. In addition, she has worked as a schoolteacher and is a certified yoga instructor.

Sara Matković

Financial manager

With years of experience in accounting, she is our finance wizard. Sara is a true nature and animal lover, she loves traveling, meeting new people and networking. She can’t imagine her life without good chats, gatherings and outdoor adventures. If you need any information on anything, Sara is your go to person. Her motto is: be the person you want to meet when you are in need.

Maja Budimir

Community and project manager

Combining a background in Environmental Engineering with years of experience in managing and implementing EU-funded projects, Maja is dedicated to transforming sustainable ideas into a reality. As a passionate art, music, movies, and sports enthusiast, she has a very sociable personality capable of engaging people from diverse backgrounds.

Katarina Djokić

Communication and Dissemination Manager

Katarina has worked on developing and executing impactful communication strategies for more than 6 years, ensuring high visibility and strong engagement for both small/large businesses and European projects. She has demonstrated experience in “bridging the gap” between the researchers, innovators, public bodies, and citizens. She is driven to raise awareness of important social issues and to promote small, continuous efforts which translate into large improvements in the everyday lives of people.

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