On the initiative of the Ministry for Foreign Investment, the Fund for Innovation and Technological Development, the Economic Chamber of Northwest Macedonia--and in cooperation with South East European University--a working meeting was held. This meeting was attended by the SEEU Rector, Acad. Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti; the Minister of Foreign Investments –Ms. Zorica Apostolska; the President of the Economic Chamber of Northwest Macedonia--Nebi Hoxha; and the Director of the Fund for Innovation and Technological Development, Ms. Bisera Jordanovska.
The Rector of South East European University, Acad. Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti, expressed pleasure that our University is the connecting bridge in the triangle uniting academy, business and government.
“Through this meeting it is possible to promote not only economic development policies, but also the instruments that implement these policies," said Rector Bexheti.
The Minister of Foreign Investments in the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Ms. Zorica Apostolska, said that the purpose of these meetings is to present government policies, with the aim of supporting businesses to invest more courageously.
“Development policies enable the creation of new jobs, and today's meeting represents a strong link between government, academia and business," said Minister Apostolska
The President of ECNWM, Nebi Hoxha, said that this panel will serve to explore the assistance that the Government of Macedonia will provide in this regard, especially regarding the promotion of the Innovative Development Fund. He said the role of ECNWM will be supervisory.
The Director of the Fund for Innovation and Technological Development, Bisera Jordanovska, presented the possibilities of this fund to support businesses, in particular start-up companies. She spoke about how to use these funds to advance innovative ideas and job creation.
During the meeting, ideas were exchanged and discussions were held regarding opportunities for concrete cooperation among business, academia, and the government.