PROJECTS

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PROJECTS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

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European Network of Mentors for Women Entrepreneurs in Macedonia (new-Mentor)

European Network of Mentors for Women Entrepreneurs in Macedonia (new-Mentor)

The European Network of Mentors for Women Entrepreneurs is one of the actions proposed in the 2011 Review of the Small Business Act for Europe.

It covers 17 countries (Albania, Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom). Read more >>>

Small and Medium Enterprises – Competitiveness in Networks (SME-COMNET)

Small and Medium Enterprises – Competitiveness in Networks (SME-COMNET)

SME-COMNET project aims to establish technology based cooperation between Macedonian and European SMEs and increase SME competitiveness on domestic and international market through strengthening inter-company linkages and intra-company improvements by addressing:

  • Value chain: strategic issues, design – the structure of SME’s value chain, operation – running business, value chain performance measurement
  • Manufacturing logistics – production systems, layout, warehousing, quality, etc.
  • Transportation issues – internal and external. Read more >>>

Youth Entrepreneurial Service (YES)

Youth Entrepreneurial Service (YES)

The general objectives of the project is to boost the development of the SME sector and bridge the gap between existing offers from educational institutions and the needs of the business community.

YES project supports new firm creation (all the way from birth of a business idea to full business operation) among well–educated youth in Skopje, Macedonia trough its activities: entrepreneurial training, annual business plan competition, and establishing business incubator for ICT entrepreneurs. Read more >>>

RESEARCH AND INNOVATIONS PROJECTS

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European Information and Innovation Centre in Macedonia (EIICM)

European Information and Innovation Centre in Macedonia (EIICM)

EIICM project enables the operation of the Enterprise Europe Network centre in Macedonia.

The EIICM strives to increase the innovativeness and competitiveness of its clients as well as to promote and support innovation related activities in the country.  It offers different types of services to SMEs and researchers including: matchmaking, trans-national technology transfer, IPR services, support to innovation, support to participation in EU RTD programmes, internationalisation advisory services etc.  Read more >>>

Promotion and coordination of environment research in Central and Eastern Europe for a Sustainable Development (PROCEED)

Promotion and coordination of environment research in Central and Eastern Europe for a Sustainable Development (PROCEED)

PROCEED project focuses on the communication and dissemination of environmental research results and practices originating in Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC)

towards industry, policy makers and public and private research centers (including Academia), with aim to enhance the uptake of research results and foster the participation of CEEC in EU – funded research projects through S&T cooperation with other European partners.  Read more >>>

Small and Medium Enterprises – Applied Research & Technology (SME-ART)

Small and Medium Enterprises – Applied Research & Technology (SME-ART)

The SME-ART project is based on a holistic approach in addressing the needs of the SME sector in Macedonia, where SINTEF, Foundation for Management and Industrial Research, and academia in collaboration with relevant governmental bodies and selected SMEs together strive to better support the restructuring the domestic SME sector.

The main features of the project are sustainable economic development, holistic approach to SME support, capacity building at universities and among SMEs, self financed SME facility centre, regional integration and international cooperation, SME roadmap development, develop applied R&D capability, learning by doing and “train the trainer”. Read more >>>

ENVIRONMENT PROJECTS

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Wizard of the environment: the Enterprise Europe Network (WE-EEN)

Wizard of the environment: the Enterprise Europe Network (WE-EEN)

WE-EEN project aims to enhance the provision of environmental services to SMEs through the Enterprise Europe Network.

WE-EEN focuses on three key sectors: waste management, surface treatment and manufacturing of electronic and electric components. Effective environmental services and local cooperation agreements are visible actions for a double objective, reducing the impact on environment and increasing the profitability of SMEs. Read more >>>

Greening business through the Enterprise Europe Network (GREEN)

Greening business through the Enterprise Europe Network (GREEN)

The GREEN project starts from the need to improve the environmental performances of SMEs in Europe.

The project supports the Enterprise Europe Network in providing 1st level environmental services to SMEs from the food industry and the manufacturing of building materials sectors. GREEN proposes a network of local systems to coordinate Environmental Service Providers (ESPs) in order to give SMEs access to free and low cost environmental services thanks also to the support of local administrations, SMEs associations and relevant value chain stakeholders. The effectiveness of the local actions will be ensured by the signing of local cooperation agreements. Read more >>>

SOCIETY PROJECT

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Society for all, Work places for all (SFA)

Society for all, Work places for all (SFA)

SINTEF Technology and society and SINTEF Health Research has in cooperation with the Foundation for Management and Industrial Research developed plans for a pilot phase on improving working conditions and labour market opportunities for people with disabilities.

Important SFA collaborating partners are “The Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation” (University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje) and PolioPlus (DPO) together with the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. Read more >>>