The Business Innovation Centre is an Innovation Centre with Incubation program recognized as a way of meeting a variety of economic and socio-economic policy needs which include:
·Support for small firms with high growth potential
·Transfer of technology
·Enhancing links between universities, research institutions and the business community
* Creation of conditions for ANGEL MARKET INVESTORS AND ENTERPRISES MARKET, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ANGEL
INVESTMENTS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
Services that should be provided to clients include:
-Business planning, ranging from introductory courses such as those provided by the created start-up academy, to individualized assistance in developing business plans.
-Coaching and mentoring assistance, which may include service provider referrals, one-on-one coaching, industry mentor programs, and advisory boards.
-Financial advisory services, including budgeting assistance and help in identifying or obtaining capital.
-Market development assistance, including market research, advertising and public relations support, and contract procurement. Some organizations have sponsored reverse trade shows to promote business to business or business to government sales.
-Export assistance, partnered with state export assistance resources
-Networking opportunities to develop sales leads, foster collaboration among entrepreneurs, and build mentoring relationships (coworking space)
-Software addressing business needs such as planning, marketing, human resources, and accounting.
-Pre-Acceleration Program &Innovation Start-up trainings
-Business Academy (Angel & VC Investing, capital investments, IPO, M&A)-create opportunities for co-investment and follow-on investments, to connect the best startups with the best investors, making it possible for them to benefit from the know-how, mentorship and networks of qualified investors