Nikola Horvat was born in Virovitica, Croatia, in 1992. In 2011. he enrolled in the study of mechanical engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture University of Zagreb where he graduated in 2017 with the specialization in Product Design and Development. During the study, he spent 4 months as an exchange student at Luleå University of Technology (Luleå, Sweden). As an intern, he spent six months in the Robert Bosch’s GmbH research campus (Renningen, Germany) and six months in the innovation center in Hilti AG (Schaan, Liechtenstein). Based on the research conducted in Hilti, he wrote a paper „Determination of the SFEM simulation’s input parameters in a product development“ which was awarded with the Rector’s award.