Our advisors – Croatia

No matter what your goals are, our expert advisors will work closely with you to help you find the right funding option and lead you to success.

Nikola Balić

Innovation and Intellectual Property Advisor

European IP Helpdesk Ambassador who advises start-ups and SMEs in business creation and innovation since 2009. Expert at identifying and advising on sustainability challenges and opportunities for companies through innovation of their business models and optimisation of processes through digitalisation and partnerships.

Ivana Vuka

Innovation and Internationalization Advisor

Head of Technology Transfer Office who provides business model innovation, internationalization and intellectual property advisory services to SMEs and researchers since 2012. Manages national Proof of Concept grant scheme at the University of Split. Organizes b2b meetings, workshops, hackathons and other start-up events.

Bruna Paušić

Access to Finance and Internationalization Advisor

Expert in coordinating project developments and proposal writing who provides advisory services on access to finance and project development to SMEs and researchers. Organizes workshops on EU tenders and national calls, as well as international and brokerage events. Member of the Tourism and Cultural Heritage Sector Group of the Enterprise Europe Network.

Nikola Bejo

Internationalization Advisor

Expert at management and implementation of projects in the science and innovation field, including monitoring financial and procurement processes, regulating project cash flow, and reporting to managing authorities. Provides advisory services related to the European single market as well organizes B2B brokerage events through Enterprise Europe Network.

Vesna Torbarina

Internationalization Advisor

Experienced project manager and consortium coordinator with proven strong leadership skills. Also, an EU OSHA Ambassador and a Member of Sector group Textile. She provides advisory services in the field of compliance with EU regulations, transnational business cooperation services and advising of EU funding opportunities. Organizes international and brokerage events.

Emilija Stručić

Internationalization and Access to Finance Advisor

Expert in coordinating project developments and proposal writing, provides advisory services on access to finance and internationalization of small and medium enterprises, organizes workshops and brokerage events. She is a member of Women Entrepreneurship Sector Group and Creative Industries Sector Group.

Marija Galeković

Innovation Advisor

Expert in coordinating programmes with emphasis on innovation and international cooperation such as EUREKA, Eurostars and Horizon Europe. Provides advisory services to SMEs related to research, innovations and access to finance. Organizes B2B brokerage events and workshops through Enterprise Europe Network.

Iva Špoljar Šarić

Communication Advisor

Communication Advisor, International Cooperation Officer, Communication Champion for EEN Croatia. Provides advisory services on communication and public relations, communication ambassadors and amplifiers, social media and the press.

Jana Blažević Marčelja

Innovation and Internationalization Advisor

Certified pricing professional delivering scale-up support to SMEs since 2010. Jana is also expert in servitization – helping manufacturing SMEs to transform products into services. She is an active lecturer and trainer on topics related to pricing, project management and access to finance. She is charge of organization of b2b meetings, workshops and other start-up events.

Neven Tamarut

Innovation and Intellectual Property Advisor

Certified WIPO consultant delivering start-up and scale-up support with emphasis on support of commercialization innovation activities. Delivers topics including, but not limited to: intellectual property, pitch presentation, business planning. He has long term experience in the EEN, and is a member of SG Healthcare and TCP Innovation. He manages national Proof of Concept grant scheme at Step Ri.

Andrea Oštrić Petropoli

Internationalization and Access to Finance Advisor

Certified expert in coordinating project development and proposal writing in the field of innovation and internationalization. Andrea provides advisory services on access to finance and project development to SMEs and researchers, as well as the internationalization of SMEs since 2013. She provides advisory services even not only project development but also on financial and reporting processes.

Karlo Kukec

Innovation and Access to Finance Advisor

Managing Director in Technology Park Varazdin with 15 years of work experience. Since 2008, he has helped over 50 SMEs to receive grants for early-stage development of their innovative products and services via the national Proof of Concept fund. Managed the TECH_PARK 4040 sqm reconstruction project and works on new initiatives such as Voogle accelerator, TECH_PARK TrepDays and MakerSpace Varaždin

Anita Stipić

Internationalization Advisor

Experienced in topics concerning Single Market, especially cross border provision of services. 13 years experience in themes related to Common Market- export of goods and services, support to companies in internationalization, focus on agro-food sector.

Nina Cerovec

Access to Finance Advisor

Expert associate in the field of report preparation, creation of marketing plans and feasibility studies with experience in organization and business networking, preparation and implementation of EU projects and business consulting.

Irena Spahić

Internationalization and Access to Finance Advisor

Senior Advisor at Croatian Chamber of Economy who advises companies in internationalization, B2B matchmaking events and access to finance. Organises workshops, conferences, B2B events and study visits.

Lucija Bakulić

Internationalization Advisor

Expert in project proposal writing and project implementation. Provides advisory services to SMEs on access to finance, internationalization, and innovation. Organizes b2b meetings, events and workshops.

Ana Nikšić Šarić

Advisor for financing green transition of SMEs and Access to Finance

Extensive experience in implementation several national and international projects focused on TT and business support for SMEs. Area of expertise: economics and business policy, consulting and counseling, financial management, EU programs and access to finance, entrepreneurship, intellectual property rights and environment-related issues.

Ivan Štefanić, PhD

Intellectual Property and Sustainability Advisor

Ivan Štefanić, PhD – Director of TERA and Full professor at the Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek/Department of Agricultural Economics. Besides being deeply involved in several international networks and consortia he is a patent and trademark representative, an EU IP Helpdesk Ambassador and certified adviser for the Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

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