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.
Foundation for Management and Industrial Research has been involved in the pilot phase of the YES project conducted with thepurpose of identifying the facts about the existing initiatives for support of the entrepreneurship in Macedonia as well as coordination of the YES project with the other institutions acting and working in the same area. The project team consisting of experts from SINTEF, Foundation Open Society Macedonia (FOSM) and Foundation for Management and Industrial Research visited relevant governmental institutions for the purpose of obtaining governmental support and providing possible location for the placement of the Youth Entrepreneurial Service (YES) Incubator.
For the purpose of the further implementation of the YES project as well as for managing the YES Incubator, Foundation for Management and Industrial Research together with FOSM has established the YES Foundation.
Project is supported by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and FOSM.