Neven Kovacic & Luka Bakrac
Luka and Neven share a passion for sport, technological advancement and design. Their lifelong friendship started in competitive cycling, riding for the same team throughout their racing careers. Both of them won multiple national championships and other events, while also pursuing their academic and entrepreneurial goals - Luka in business and engineering, Neven in industrial design. Backed by highly capable team of experts, they created Bagheera and Suprakinetic technology - an important and very much needed step forward in professional sport and physical medicine. Despite their demanding work schedules, they remain athletically active and maintain high level of performance, on and off the bike.
Key Team Members
Prof. Dr. Mislav Jelic
Mislav’s main clinical focus is knee surgery with special scientific interest in regeneration of articular cartilage. He was the first surgeon who performed meniscus transplant and fresh osteochondral allograft transplant in Croatia while also holding several patents under his name. His work is highly regarded by peers, patients and co-workers.
Goran’s primary field of expertise is rapid prototyping, embedded electronics and advanced human machine interfaces for industrial applications. His project list includes clients such as Panasonic, nVidia Automotive, DOK-ING and other high tech companies. In his work, Goran promotes the philosophy of balance between team effort and individual know-how.
Alpine Skiing Champion
Ivica needs no special introduction. Besides being one of the world’s best athletes and an expert in professional sport training, Ivica also underwent 14 knee surgeries. He tried and tested the best available rehabilitation methodology and equipment in major world clinics and centers of excellence. His vast knowledge is of greatest value to this project.
Dinko specialises in research, strategy, brand management and new business development. His client list includes industry leaders from healthcare, energy, tourism, technology and media sectors. He focuses on brand development and implementation through visual identity and digital work. His objective is ethical and tasteful market communication.
Debi is one of the leading Croatian PT experts. Her position at the Department of orthopedic surgery, Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb, provided valuable experience and know-how. Throughout her career, she’s been highly praised by leading Croatian surgeons, patients and entire orthopaedic community. It’s easy to be well in Debi’s capable hands.
Davor has been a professional business consultant for the past eleven years. His expertise includes business development, consolidation of team objectives and crisis/conflict management with main focus on strategic planning, risk assessment, human relations and business negotiations. His lifelong athletic passion lies in martial arts and combat training.
Innovator and Entrepreneur
Mate is the founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili - a rapidly growing company that produces electric hypercars, drivetrains and battery packs. Forbes magazine named him one of the 30 best entrepreneurs under the age of 30 in the world. His enthusiasm, experience and personality go a long way.
Prof. Dr. Peter Verdonk
Peter is a Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Antwerp Orthopaedic Center and Professor at the Ghent University, Belgium. He is also a visiting surgeon at Aspetar. His clinical and research interests are knee surgery and arthroplasty with a particular focus on meniscus substitution and cartilage repair.
Prof. Elizaveta Kon
Elizaveta authored over 180 scientific articles and more than 30 textbook chapters about orthopedic surgery. As Director of Nano-Biotech Lab at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, she led numerous research projects and clinical trials regarding biotech applications in the framework of European research.
Primoz’s career and track record represent an exceptional blend of regional and international work experience, both in banking and large corporate as well as in more entrepreneurial and autonomous environments. His forward thinking approach and personality complement our team perfectly.
Prof. Goran Markovic
Sport Medicine Expert
Goran is one of the region’s most distinguished experts in the fields of sports science and sports medicine, applied physiology and motor control. His Motus Melior center is an innovative blend of advanced sport, physical therapy, fitness, and nutrition counseling. He cultivates genuine respect and love for his work
Electric Hypercars Technology
Rimac Automobili develops and produces electric hypercars, drivetrains and battery systems. The first model, Concept One, is known as the world's fastest production electric vehicle. While manufacturing and marketing high-performance vehicles under its own brand, Rimac Automobili also develops and produces battery packs, drivetrain systems and full vehicles for other companies. Notable partners from the industry include Porsche, Hyundai and Kia Motors.
High Speed Technique
Precision Mechanics Specialists
HSTec is an innovative development and production company with many years of experience in the field of high-speed motorized spindles, industrial automation and robotics. The long-term vision is to contribute to the development of the new concept - Industry 4.0 on a global scale, which aims to create smart products and factories by integrating ICT technology and digitizing different sensor systems as a path to improving the quality and efficiency of production processes.
Government SME Agency
An independent institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Entrepreneurship, the Agency is committed to growth and development of small and medium businesses by facilitating their access to finance. The main objective is strategic system that provides support to entrepreneurs through all development stages of operation, starting from research and development of an idea to commercialization and placement on the market.
University of Zagreb
The University of Zagreb is the oldest university in South East Europe. It was officially founded on 23 September 1669 by Emperor and King Leopold I Habsburg. University’s main objectives are promoting and supporting scientific and artistic research, aiming at sustainable development, artistic creativity and professional work. All University activities promote human rights and fundamental freedoms, both essential for meaningful innovation and healthy growth.