The EIT Community is boosting innovation in the Western Balkans region by opening its first ‘EIT Community RIS Hub’ in Skopje, North Macedonia. By connecting
The EIT Community is boosting innovation in the Western Balkans region by opening its first ‘EIT Community RIS Hub’ in Skopje, North Macedonia. By connecting regional actors, innovators, and partners to Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem, the new EIT Community RIS Hub, the first of its kind, will strengthen cooperation among leading business, education and research organisations and increase the region’s competitiveness and sustainable economic growth. The new Hub is part of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) programme designed to tackle Europe’s persistent innovation divide.
The newly opened EIT Community RIS Hub in North Macedonia will represent all Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) and focus on attracting and engaging an increasing number of North Macedonian participants into EIT Community activities. The EIT Community RIS Hub will provide North Macedonian innovators with a centralised source of information on all services and opportunities provided by the entire EIT Community, both locally and more widely. The Hub will additionally spearhead the EIT Community’s engagement with local authorities, including providing policy support and expertise as required. The EIT has appointed a National Secretariat, Mr. Aleksandar Stamboliev, to lead the operations of the new innovation hub. Mr. Stamboliev has over 20 years of experience in the start-up and technology field, and is currently the CEO of BAU Accelerator, committed to helping technology start-ups scale up globally.
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