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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

We strive to make a real difference to the country’s economic performance by supporting existing businesses and encouraging the growth of new businesses. With our support services, entrepreneurship and vocational training programmes, we aim to:

–          Contribute to the development of the Macedonian SME sector

–          Support the development of an entrepreneurial society

–          Foster lifelong learning, education and training as basis for employment and economic progress

We initiate projects and provide advisory services for improving industrial performance and competitiveness of the Macedonian SME sector, the largest provider of employment and the backbone of the national economy. The development of the SME sector depends largely on the individuals who have ideas and are ready to take risk. We aim to support the development of the entrepreneurial society through fostering the creation of entrepreneurial culture and mindset among different societal groups. By blending business training and practical courses we promote informal learning as one of the drivers of the economic growth.

INFORMATION & ADVICE

Foundation for Management and Industrial Research offers advice and support to companies for increased productivity and competitiveness. For existing and aspiring exporters, we provide information and assistance for growth through winning international sales.

  • Management – Strategy & advice

We provide advice, specialist expertise and connections for companies to develop and implement their development plans. We do this by providing access to internal advisers and external advisers and specialists drawn from the private sector in Macedonia and abroad.

  • Productivity – Building competitiveness

We work with companies in identifying and measuring competitiveness issues, introducing best practices and access to a range of competitiveness building tools, including lean & operations management tools.

  • Export assistance – Information & advice

We are committed to facilitating the development of a strong exporting sector by offering flexible solutions to companies’ needs. Our internationalisation support services include: risk check for exporters, market research, international business partnering, and trade events and missions.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME

Our entrepreneurship programme aims to support the creation and growth of start-up companies, encourage women and youth entrepreneurship, and increase the entrepreneurial activity in the country. The programme provides a package of supports to help acceleration of the start-ups business development and to equip entrepreneurs with the skills and contacts needed to successfully start and grow their business.

  • Start a business programme

Our team provides hands-on support and advice to entrepreneurs that have an idea for innovative product, service or technology, with a potential to achieve international sales and create employment.

  • Business incubation programme

We provide assistance to young entrepreneurs with innovative IT ideas to start and grow their own business through our business incubator.

  • Mentoring programme

Mentoring assistance is available to young entrepreneurs interested in improving their knowledge and skills. Over 30 mentors, reputable business people and experts from Macedonia and abroad, can assist entrepreneurs in different business areas.

  • Women entrepreneurs – tailored start-up support

Addressing the under representation of female-led businesses that start a business and achieve considerable scale, requires a tailored, focused approach in terms of support, personal development and networking opportunities.

VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME

Foundation for Management and Industrial Research offers customized training courses for business and management development in order to equip companies and entrepreneurs with the tools and techniques to operate more effectively, and to achieve real business results in domestic and international markets. We provide:

–          Customised management training programmes for increased productivity and innovativeness

–          Customised sales trainings for improved international sales skills and performance

–          ‘Starting a business’ training course for aspiring entrepreneurs

–          Training courses on specific topics such as environment, intelligent energy and energy efficiency, IT skills, intellectual property rights, and project cycle management

LATEST NEWS

  • Launched Mobile Application for Business Opportunities “InoBiz”February 8, 2019 - 2:01 pm

    The free mobile application “InoBiz” has been created, which aims to help Macedonian companies in finding foreign partners for business cooperation, technology transfer and participation in research and development projects. This application was developed as part of the project “Enhancing competitiveness of SMEs through improved innovation support” implemented by the Foundation for management and industrial […]

  • The company “MM Disoski” as part of the EEN-ScaleUp programOctober 15, 2018 - 10:35 am

        MM Disoski, software development and online marketing company, entered the Network scale-up programme (EEN-ScaleUP) in October 2017 seeking support for access to finance, protecting intellectual property and internationalisation. The company provides creative solutions in the field of web design, mobile and web applications as well as internet promotion. It continuously works on designing […]

  • Jovana Filipovic, fashion designer & women entrepreneur (EEN-ScaleUP)July 11, 2018 - 9:13 am

    Jovana Filipovic, fashion designer & women entrepreneur, entered the Network scale-up programme (EEN-ScaleUP) in October 2017 seeking support for internationalisation. She is an emerging fashion designer whose start-up company almost instantly become a success in the country due to her talent and innovative methods of work. The company is well-recognised by its brand featuring comfortable […]

  • Enterprise Europe Network – through local cooperation towards new business partnershipsMarch 12, 2018 - 12:04 pm

        Enterprise Europe Network in Macedonia (EEN-M) realizes its mission for supporting the innovativeness and internationalization of the Macedonian SMEs by collaborating closely with variety of local business support stakeholders. Utilising different local cooperation mechanisms, numerous Macedonian companies and organizations were supported during the course of the years, particularly concerning market access and connection […]

  • Local actions for improved socio-economic position of the youth in the Republic of MacedoniaMay 3, 2017 - 10:17 am

    Foundation for Management and Industrial Research through the granting scheme of the project ‘Together for Success: young entrepreneurs, driving force for good inter-ethnic relations’ is supporting three local projects implemented in Skopje, Stip and Kicevo. More information on these local actions can be found here. The project ‘Together for Success’ is financed by the European […]