Clemence Digiovanni and Clara Pulja, both only 25, are already successful entrepreneurs. They get up every morning at 4 a.m. and work more than twelve hours so their customers can be happy and well fed. Although each of them originally decided to choose different life paths, an unplanned encounter in Northern France brought them together and allowed them to become business partners. Belgrade’s unique vibe enchanted them immediately, and without much planning they picked it as the right hot spot for their culinary adventure. Today they are the proud owners of the only genuine French bakery in the Serbian capital, called La Petite Cantine. In less than a year it has become a place that people talk about and rush to in the early morning hours, so they can grab their almond croissants while they’re still hot. And while their guests praise Clara and Clemence, calling what they do pure magic, they claim their business is just a reflection of themselves, representing the simplicity of life's pleasures at their best.


Scientist and also Deputy Director of the Petnica Science Center, Nikola Bozic (38) left the audience speechless with his TEDx Zemun talk about the latest discoveries that will soon shape our future. From electric cars and cyborgs to DNA editing, extra-solar planets, and distant life forms, for instance, he put reality and imagination together. Although the world is struggling with numerous issues regarding the use of energy sources, climate change, and the misuse of modern technology, Nikola hopes we will be smart enough to use all scientific knowledge in the centuries ahead for making the Earth a planet to be proud of. Precisely for these reasons, he believes, science and education should never be seen just as expenses for the government budget, but crucial investments in the future.

His parents thought his photography was just a childish phase, until they saw that the number of people on Instagram supporting his work was rapidly growing. Still, they did not think it would go further than being just a hobby. The only person who realised it was becoming a long term passion was his granny, who bought him the first serious camera he ever owned. He started learning, practising, and improving more and more until he applied to the International Photo Contest in Luxembourg and – won.

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