Team with strong gravitational pull for innovative solutions
We are a glocal think net of development experts, researchers, managers, translators, economists, designers, lawyers, HR and marketing experts, fundraisers. Imagine this network as the best project consortium you have ever worked with. The common denominators for all members are proactiveness, dedication and problem solving attitude.
After every completed project/seminar/job there are some people you would like to meet and work again with. There are also those you are less likely to call once you need someone reliable to participate in a brainstorming session and find out of the box solution. Therefore, members of this think net are definitely the smartest folks I met along the way. People who inspired me by their dedication, vision, skills, great personal values and integrity, and people I am happy to work with.
The vision for Sigma Infty is to become a glocal think net of professionals that will make development ideas and projects works for the benefit of communities and business.
When it comes to doing business we can promise the same as © Gandi – no bullshit policy, or in other words:
We will listen to you, and be honest in our replies, even if it means you won’t always like what we say.
We are honest about what we do, we will be straightforward in how we deal with you.
We will give you what we promise to give you.
If we make mistakes, we will apologize and make good.
We expect you to treat us the same way.
Part of the 2015 European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano Winter School. Two members of the problem solving pulsar are present. Mike Safadi, our sustainable development expert is third from the right, and I am the second from the left kneeling. Image by [Personal Gallery].
We are providing on-the-ground expertise and guarantee state-of-the-art performance for the following scenarios:
Do you need to develop the project proposal from scratch? Contact us, because our project development and management team is a real ecosystem of ideas.
Do you need a support for the implementation of the ongoing project or scaling it up/down for a particular target group/territory? Contact us and we will help you find an optimal solution.
Do you want to advocate your development alternative to decision-makers? Contact us and we will help you make your case in an effective and convincing way to your beneficiaries and stakeholders.
Do you want to be sure that your text is translated and revised by a native speaker proofreader, so it can meet the highest translation standards? Contact us, our translation and interpreting experts are top-noch.
Do you want to open a branch of your company in the Western Balkans, or understand the business environment and existing economic and legal framework? Contact us – we will help you.
Presenting the research findings of the project National Policy Dialogue in the Social Science. Two members of the problem solving pulsar are present. Mihajlo Djukic, our researcher and manager, is the third from the left, and I am the second from the right. Image by [Personal Gallery].
The distinctive advantage of our think net is a combination of long on-the-ground experience, innovative approach of task distribution as well as a SMART and result-focused management.
Who’s who at our think net:
Slobodan Ocokoljic – COORDINATOR OF THE PROBLEM SOLVING PULSAR THINK NET Researcher / Manager / Translator – Constantly on the move and in pursuit of missions impossible to accomplish. Slobodan studied Political Science and Local Economic Development. After 6 years of working both as a researcher and project manager, in 2016 he started working as a freelancer. He lived, studied and worked in Belgrade, Trento and Budapest. Two years ago, he moved with his family from his homeland to Italy. Thus, he is interested in connections and influences between places and people, economic development and human development, environmental protection and human rights, as well as urban/regional development and business innovation. He firmly believes that no other force has stronger gravitational pull than knowledge, that’s why he chose the name Sigma Infty, as a synonym for the infinite thirst for knowledge.
Sara Polidoro – LANGUAGE SUPPORT (Italian A | French B | Russian, English, Serbian, Croatian C) Freelance Conference Interpreter – Sara has been pursuing her dream of becoming a conference interpreter since her childhood. She has earned an MA’s in Conference Interpreting from the Advanced School of Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators (University of Bologna), and she has lived, studied and worked in Brussels, Moscow and Belgrade. Her career as a freelancer started in 2008, and since then she has been travelling for events and conferences regularly. Her professional activities include consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, community interpreting for healthcare facilities, as well as interpreter training. She is an instructor of Russian>Italian liaison and consecutive interpreting at the University of Macerata and a language tutor for Russian>Italian consecutive and simultaneous interpreting at the University of Bologna.
Tanja Uveric – VISUAL IDENTITY & DESIGN Ilustrator / Skreen Printer & Visual Thinker – Tanja is a Serbian artist who got her teacher degree on the Superior School of Arts and later on the Faculty of Fine Arts of Belgrade, Serbia. Since 2011 she lives and works in Spain in search of better opportunities. She collaborates with different artists and art collectives, exhibits both nationally and internationally, participates in art residences, works in public spaces and on her own projects: screen printing T-shirts. She is also a teacher of English and Serbian languageS. Love for learning and transferring knowledge is a natural way of her growth and development.
Ilija Stojanovic – PROJECT COORDINATOR & STARTUP DEVELOPER – Born in Leskovac, Serbia, studied in Belgrade, Serbia, Trento, Italy and Ljubljana, Slovenia. He holds a Masters Degree in Comparative local development and PhD candidate in Balkan studies. He has six years of experience in project cycle management within several fields: youth policy, public administration, media and IT. Ilija is currently the head of the Project Office in Startit Center Belgrade, the leading Serbian IT hub and unofficial headquarters of the national tech-community. At the moment he is working in the team implementing ambitious strategy aiming to educate and prepare 100.000 young Serbian people to effectively participate in the IT industry and compete on global scale.
Dragisa Mijacic – FINANCIAL ANALYST & BUSINESS EVALUATOR InTER Director – His role in the InTER is two-fold. On one side he is an Executive Director with competencies to manage human and financial resources, manage programs, projects and researches, organize fundraising, and represent the organization in the public. On the other side, he is also engaged as a Policy Researcher, writing analysis, assessments, socio-economic and political profiles, various studies and other publications.
Dusan Vulovic – MARKETING / BRANDING & BUSINESS DEVELOPER – Reliable, leader, love to listen, learn and share knowledge. Curious, with the personal mission to promote creativity and support talents. He is a strategic creative expert and client service oriented communicator with a track record spanning over 18 years of professional experience in managing positions in large multinational communications agencies as well as in private entrepreneurship. Demonstrated strong entrepreneurial spirit, business development skills, multifunctional, multicultural and multi industry experience. Interested in senior management responsibility within agency or multinationals, turnaround projects and startups within multinational environment.
Valentina Mecca – LANGUAGE SUPPORT (ES/EN/IT) Linguist & Enterpreneur – Valentina has earned a BA in Translation, an MA in Diplomatic Studies and a second Master’s degree in International Relations from IE Business School in Madrid. A passionate linguist, she has studied English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, and Portuguese. After having spent many years living in both the United States and Spain, Valentina has returned to her native country to work as a certified translator in both English and Spanish and as an export manager. She also specializes in areas of international politics and defense.
Jelena Veselinovic – LANGUAGE SUPPORT (SER/EN) Professor of Serbian Language & Proofreader – Jelena is a professor of Serbian language and literature. Got her degree on the Faculty of Philology University of Belgrade and later worked in the IPS Media publishing house and in the Diplomatic Fund Club in Belgrade. Presently working as top-notch proofreader. Loves to read and write about books.
Drazen Zacero – PROJECT DEVELOPER – Drazen is a lawyer who appreciates humor and innovation. He is not afraid to try. Passionate about people, traveling, storytelling, social policy, social inclusion, poverty reduction and project development for open society of equal opportunities. Even though skeptical, he still believes in Human Rights.
Mihajlo Djukic – RESEARCHER & MANAGER – Mihajlo is a researcher by the Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade. What makes him very happy is the opportunity to work on new research projects, and if possible, with new people. Always likes to see a bigger picture. During the informal conversations with his friends and colleagues, he has the habit to find faults and criticizes attitudes which he regularly considers as proper. This could be annoying, but sometimes also helpful for his interlocutors. Uses free time for reading, travelling and chatting with old friends on politics and sports. He is passionately following English Football Premier League.
Zeljko Predojevic – LANGUAGE SUPPORT (CRO/EN) Professor of Croatian Language and Proofreader – In 2007 he finished his studies of History and Croatian language and literature at the Faculty of Arts, University of J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia. Since 2009 he is a PhD student in the field of study of Croatian culture at the Faculty of Arts, University of Zagreb. He worked as a teacher of history and Croatian language and literature (2007 – 2010) and later as a lector of Croatian language and literature at the Faculty, University of Pécs (2010-2013). He is the editor of publications Godišnjak issued by the Matica hrvatska in Beli Manastir. Now he’s working as a lector of Croatian language and literature at the Faculty of Arts at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. In scientific field he is interested in problems of multiculturalism, culture in contact, cultural memory and Croatian as a second / foreign language. His research results were presented at numerous scientific and professional conferences in Croatia and abroad. He’s also an editor, corrector and proof reader of many texts written in Croatian language.
Vitomir Jovanovic – RESEARCHER & STATISTICS EXPERT – Vitomir Jovanović (1984) obtained PhD in Educational Psychology, analyzing factors of school progress in PISA tests. He works as a researcher in Centre for Education Policy in Belgrade. He has worked as an assistant in Department of Psychology, University of Belgrade. He has participated in various educational projects regarding inclusive education, higher education and primary education. He published several research papers and publications and participated in huge number of international conferences. He also developed the methodology for various targeted project interventions.
Milos Cavic – BUSINESS DEVELOPER & HR EXPERT – Milos is enterprise technology consultant focused on helping find top talent for mid to executive level hires in Japan and APAC. It’s about building something together, creating relationships, careers, and opportunities.
Iacopo Benini – PROJECT MANAGER & INVESTMENT CONSULTANT Iacopo is a project manager. He worked as a project officer for important local development interventions in Italy and Southern America, bringing innovations and new ideas. Educated in international communication, he holds a master in international relations. He has designed and managed several communication campaign targeted to migrants, networking public and private entities, researchers and local stakeholders. He is firmly committed to social inclusion of migrants.
Mike Safadi – SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT EXPERT & INVESTMENT CONSULTANT – Mike is a junior water expert and humanitarian affairs and development professional. He worked with international organizations (United Nations, World Bank and International and national NGOs) on issues related to sustainable development and food security, integrated water resources management and refugees. Mike lived, studied and worked in 5 countries (Italy, Jordan, Germany, Canada and the USA), he received several European graduate scholarships, alumni awards and recently was representing Lebanon at the United Nations HQ in New York as a Youth Delegate to the Human Rights Summit 2016, and awarded the United States Department of State Leaders for Democracy Fellowship Award 2016.
Giovanni Rossi – PROJECT MANAGER & FUNDRAISING EXPERT – Giovanni graduated in International Relations with a Master degree in International Green Economy Markets. He worked as project manager in areas of territorial and environmental development, and sustainable tourism. He also worked and studied abroad: France, Spain, and Latin America. For this reason he speaks fluently Spanish, French, English and know a few words of Catalan and Portuguese. Two years ago he settled in Bologna and now is leading a marketing company in the non-profit sector. He is interested in travels, nature, sports, spiritual and mental development.
Contact us and let’s work together.