Born and raised in Zagreb, CEO Barbara, a Master’s graduate from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen, has vast experience behind her in innovation and commercialization, working as a team leader, business developer and board of director for various startups.
She has written numerous funding applications to bodies like Norway’s Research Council (Norsk Forskningsråd) & Innovation Norway, among others, and helped bring in more than 20 Million Kroners. Barbara has experience with leading many valuable projects. The five biggest projects she has enjoyed leading or was in the leading team, had a total value of cc. 30 million NOK. The two most recent significant projects are: one for Statens Vegvesen (The Norwegian Public Roads Administration) and one for the City of Bergen.
She is a licensed technology transfer professional with advanced education in innovation management in a global business perspective from BI Oslo, University of California, Berkeley and Stanford. Barbara has held courses and workshops on innovation and business modeling and is often chosen to be a mentor for budding entrepreneurs. She has experience in project management, and her expertise lies in business development, specifically in designing strategy & integrating innovation while drawing up business plans. Barbara is a member of IAOIP- International Association of Innovation Professionals. Prince2 Practitioner certified.