Coordination Meeting of Working Groups on Formulating the Smart Specialization Strategy – 29 November, Skopje
The Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Education and Science, organized a coordination meeting between representatives of several ministries, scientific institutions, institutional partners and organizations, as well as the expert team engaged by the Embassy of Switzerland in North Macedonia and the Swiss Increasing Market Employability Program – IME, World Bank in Republic of North Macedonia and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), which will jointly coordinate the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP), as a key phase in the preparation of the Smart Specialization Strategy.
Global Entrepreneurship Week North Macedonia – 8-14 November 2021, Skopje
The Global Entrepreneurship Week North Macedonia took place in Skopje, from 8 to 14 November. IME supported three events – ‘Future of Work’ (Telekom MK), ‘Access to Finance’ (NLB Banka), and ‘Corporate Innovation Council and Modeling’ (M6 Educational Centre), thus contributing to the unification of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and entrepreneurship development in the country.
‘Startup Heroes’ Online Mentoring Session – 21 October 2021, Skopje
IME is one of the partners to the ‘Startup Heroes’ challenge of the Fund for Innovations and Technology Development, implemented by Tinex. IME provides mentoring support for selected start-ups in their better preparation to be successful suppliers to the supermarket chain, expert advice on finalizing and increasing the attractiveness of their products, using neuromarketing and marketing support in organizing a promotional event to present selected products, and initial analysis of consumer opinion of products.
World Tourism Day – 27 September 2021, Galichnik
World Tourism Day celebrated in Galichnik through synergy, joint cooperation of the donor community, and exchange of experiences with other companies that offer horse riding to tourists.
Webinar ‘Business Growth through Employee Development’ – 21 September 2021, Skopje
More than 120 company representatives participated in the webinar titled ‘Business Growth through Employee Development’ and had the opportunity to hear about trends, practices, and experiences in human resource management as a key factor for increased productivity and business growth. The Learn2gHRow program was also promoted during the webinar.
Promo Tour for Active Team Building – 12 August 2021, Berovo
Hotel Manastir-Berovo hosted a Promotional Tour for active team building in order to present the opportunities of Berovo, as a destination for team building activities, in front of HR representatives and managers of ICT companies and organizations. The participants directly experienced some of the activities organized in accordance with all safety protocols for mountain and nature activities.
Opportunity Fund instrument info session – November 12, 2019, Skopje
Info session for the Opportunity Fund Instrument providing co-funding with anchor firms, suppliers, and other market actors in the sectors of Sustainable Agriculture, Adventure Tourism, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in order to de-risk the development of new products or services or strengthen the capacity of other supply chain actors in the sectors.
Data as an Asset MASIT Conference, October 31, 2019, Skopje
IME2 supported the Data as an Asset Conference organised by the Macedonian Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies – MASIT, where 270 companies representing Macedonian ICT industry participated in panel discussions and presentations on the latest trends of the industry.
Official kick-off of IME2 Adventure Tourism priorities, October 18, 2019, Demir Kapija
Official kick-off and presentation of IME2 program priorities the next four years, with a special focus on adventure tourism. Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of North Macedonia, Sybille Suter, gave remarks at the event, while a tour operators and adventure tourism providers joined to discover the many attractions which Demir Kapija has to offer.
10th Climbing Festival, October 10-13, 2019, Demir Kapija
IME2 supported Demir Kapija 10th Climbing Festival by bringing world climbing champion Salavat Rakhmatov at the event. During the three-day festival, 100 climbers, among which there were visitors Norway, Russia, France, Italy, New Zeeland, Bulgaria and Greece, were competing on single and multi-pitch routes.
FAM Tour, September 23, 2019, Prespa
IME2 facilitated the FAM Tour where 10 incoming tour operators from Skopje and Ohrid toured the farm of Spirit of Prespa, in Tsarev Dvor.