Tesla ECO Forum 2017

The Tesla ECO Forum is the central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on world’s most prolific inventor Nikola Tesla’s contribution to sustainable development, and fostering ideas for a more sustainable future upon Tesla’s ideas.

The goal of the Tesla ECO Forum is to to advocate for, and enrich the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, at the same time promoting the World Wildlife Fund’s concept “Building a future in which people live in harmony with nature.” Furthermore, Tesla ECO Forum act as a sustainability lab fostering the sustainable use of technologies.


Under the auspices of the Belgrade University Faculty of Forestry, the Tesla ECO Forum is co-organized by Tesla Memory Project, Sorbonne University UNESCO Club, and Serbia for Youth.

Highly interactive workshops and lectures are partly held outdoors (lake, riverside, forest), instead of sitting, during the entire forum – participants have the opportunity to  turn the tide of deforestation and plant trees, learn through educational nature walks, and to develops observation skills: cultivating curiosity and acute observation skills discovering wildlife accompanied by forestry specialists.

Tesla ECO Forum programme:

Opening Remarks:

Minister for Innovation and technological development, PhD, H.E. Nenad Popovic

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Zarko Petrovic


Workshops and lectures:

European Federation for UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations Vice President;  Tesla Memory Project, Director, Aleksandar Protic: Tesla’s sustainable model

University of Belgrade Faculty of Forestry emeritus Dean, Professor Milan Medarevic: Sustainable Planning

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Serbia, Director, Goran Sekulic: Strategy on Environment Protection

United Nations Model Planet, CEO, Dusanka Ilic: Sustainable solutions

Center for Sustainable Development of Serbia, Director, Natasa Gligorijevic: Green perspectives

United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth, Vice Chairman; ENGSO Youth Board member, Nevena Vukasinovic: UN Youth for Development Goals

Educational and Research Society Mihajlo Pupin, President, Aleksandra Ninkovic Tasic: Prof Pupin model for a sustainable world

Strawberry Energy, CEO, Milos Milisavljevic: Innovate like Tesla

Re Making Tesla team, Rosalia Forai and Sinisa Rudan: Fostering United Nations Development Goals

WooBox, CEO, Nikica Marinkovic: A Green Alternative

Faculty of Management and Economics, Associate Professor, awarded inventor: Milos Stankovic: Tesla recipe for harnessing the forces of nature

Technology playing a crucial role in sustainable development in its environmental, social, cultural and economic aspect, Tesla ECO Forum provides solutions for envirotech, greentech and cleantech.

Environmental technology, green technology and clean technology are used to monitor, model and conserve the natural environment and resources, and to curb the negative impacts of human involvement. Technology have more concrete opportunity to be sustainable, if directly related to the UN Millennium Goals, and following the model of the world’s most creative inventor such as Nikola Tesla.

Finally, Tesla ECO Forum promotes UNESCO’s Memory of the World register, as Nikola Tesla’s documentary heritage is honored by this international initiative of UNESCO.

Read more about Nikola Tesla at the website of The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO).

NAME: Tesla ECO Forum

DATE: September 8 -10, 2017

LOCATION: Goc, Serbia – University of Belgrade Faculty of Forestry House


Schwarzman Scholars program for young leaders: 2018/19 APPLICATION OPEN

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program, based at the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of young leaders in business, political and civil society who can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world.  We aim to achieve this by (1) recruiting promising young leaders from around the world, people who have the ambition and talent to take on executive roles in government, civil society or business (2) educate them about China’s global role via a one-year Master’s in global affairs at Tsinghua and (3) link them to senior mentors in their field in China and to their peers among China’s rising young leaders.  It is an unparalleled introduction to China and its role in the world.

A Schwarzman Scholar should demonstrate extraordinary leadership potential and interpersonal skills, the ability and initiative to anticipate and act on emerging opportunities, strong intellectual capacity, and exemplary character.

Schwarzman Scholars aims to build a professionally diverse cohort each year, and welcomes undergraduates/graduates and young professionals up to age 28 from any field who can articulate how the experience in China will help develop their skills as leaders. We expect the largest number of applications from fields and professions that are heavily influenced by trends in China, including but certainly not limited to economics, political science, sociology, history, business, public policy, international studies, environmental studies, energy, health, climate, urban studies, trade and others.

The program was launched with endorsements from Xi Jinping and Barack Obama and was designed with input from a wide array of advisors including former Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney; former United States Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger; former United States Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice; former President of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn; former President of Yale University, Richard Levin; and former Vice Chancellor of Oxford University, Sir Colin Lucas, Nobel Laureate Chen Ning Yang, among many others.

Applications for 2018/2019 will are now open. For more information on the program, please feel free to access the following resources: