Marko Savić, Conference Manager
Acting Director, Mura’s Institute for Infrastructure Development
Senior Lecturer in Design Management at the Faculty of Design, associated member of the University of Primorska
PhD student in Environmental Protection at the University Ljubljana
“My motivation for the Alps Adria Academy Conference on Dementia is to bring high profile research and scientific insights on dementia and related diseases into the beautiful regions of the Mura river – the Amazon of Europe.”
Marko Savić, MSc, MSc (46 y) is developing cross-border sustainable infrastructure initiative MiRi by connecting economy with sport, mobility for all & public health. He is habilitated senior lecturer in design management.
Marko completed two masters of sciences, former in the Anthropology of Everyday life and later in the Business Administration. He graduated as the Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Sports Education, Sports Training. Currently he is a PhD student at the Environmental Protection interdisciplinary doctoral programme of the University of Ljubljana. Sustainable Mobility & Dementia Alps Adria Academy conference manager.
As FIVB certified Beach Volleyball Coach still an active player of volleyball and beach volleyball. An advocate and everyday user of the bicycle as the best means of transportation. Avid book reader.
Coaching & lecturing expertise
Business Model Innovation
Published scientific conference contribution (invited lecture)
Savić, M., 2015. Key resources in small and medium enterprises for business model innovation. 20th International Conference Sustainable Innovation 2015: ‘State of the Art’ Sustainable Innovation & Design. Epsom: The Centre for Sustainable Design, University for the Creative Arts. 21 p.
Zagorc, M., Milić, R., Savić, M.; 1999. The aerobics workout functional loads analysis. In: Strojnik, V. (ed.), Ušaj, A.(ed.), Jošt, B. (ed.). [Theories of human motor performance and their reflections in practice]. Ljubljana: Faculty of Sport, p. 417-420.
Unpublished invited conference lecture
Savić, M., 2013. Trije načini za doseganje vrednosti v prodornih družbah. (Three ways to achieve values in vigorous companies). 8th International Business Conference on Business Process Management: BPM 2013 ‘Good business process management practice’. Ljubljana: Economic Faculty, University of Ljubljana.
Full bibliography >>
Invited lecture and seminar for students at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design
Business Model Innovation: Foundation of the Sustainable Development in the Insurgent Companies
Ljubljana / October 19th, 2017 / Slovene
Capacity building training course on financing & business models / Project CoolHeating
Business Model Patterns in Energy Sector – case Electricity
Ljutomer / May 30th, 2017 / Slovene
2nd Round table Art & Design & Economy, GoingGreenGlobal International Design Week – Sustainable Design Paradigms, 4th International Scientific Conference A.L.I.C.E.
Communicating green innovation in tourism (Slovene economy): Brezovec, A. (introduction), Novak, Z. (discussant), Van Geetsom, N. (discussant), Zorman, M. (discussant), Živec, D. (discussant), Schwarzkopf, M. (discussant), Savić, M. (discussant).
Ljubljana, Chamber of Commerce and Industry / November 17th, 2016 / Slovene, English
Speaking engagements >>
Palia Ilektriki Municipal Cultural Centre
Cyins of Creativity Leisure&Tourism-, and Agro-Foods Industry seminar
Pafos, November 17th– 18th, 2015
Design for Europe public interactive seminar: Three ways to create value in breakthrough companies
Ljubljana, Nov 4th & Nov. 26th; Ljutomer, Nov. 11th; S. Bistrica, Nov. 12th; 2014
Kulturni spomenik (Cultural monument) D125
Ljubljana, June 12th, 2014
Coaching assignments >>
Awards & honors
Best presentation award
Norwegian Design Council, October 2014
At the International Citizen Focused Design Challenge 2014 during Oslo Innovation Week I was a Team Leader and a Coach of the interdisciplinary team (designers, architects, urban planners, students, business representatives, and one citizen as the lead user) that won the prize for the best presentation (Oslo, Norwegian Design Council).
The purpose of this design for all Challenge was to demonstrate to a wider audience and workshops delegates the impact of involving a diversity of citizens in the process when developing new products, services or environments that include the needs of the widest possible range of people.
One of my responsibilities as a team leader at the Challenge in Oslo was presentation coaching for the team presenter – Aisling Joyce >>.
Golden Netko award for the Ljubljanske mlekarne (eng. Ljubljana dairy) website
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia – Netko award, December 2007
The internet is an extremely cost-effective medium and/or communication path. This requires good development of documentation for design and architecture of the site, excellent design, precise execution and optimisation of the website.
In the case of the most known dairy in Slovenia with leading brands such as Mu in the yogurts category, Alpsko Mleko for the milk range, and Jošt on the cheeses market, the external confirmation came shortly after the release of their corporate and product website in 2007 all in one website as the Golden Netko award for the 2007.
My responsibility was business development and project management.
Acting Director at MiRi, Murska Sobota
2018 – to present
Project Manager at CZR Murska Sobota
20018 – 2019
Independent researcher at dŠola Ljutomer
2013 – 2018
Senior Lecturer in Design Management at the Faculty of Design
Head Volleyball Coach at VBK WSL Klagenfurt
Managing Director at Vizuarna, Strategic Design Consultancy
2006 – 2012
Deputy Manager at Tam Tam
2001 – 2006
Desk Officer at the Slovenian Sports Office
2000 – 2001
Professor of Physical Education at the High School for design and photography
1999 – 2000
Let’s meet at the conference.