The rapid development of modern societies imposes significant challenges in front of all involved sectors and actors within. It is evident that there is a necessity for an approach where the level of intersectoral dialogue and cooperation is imminent for sustainable growth and development. Therefore, the role of science is again emphasized as a tool to accomplish this complex task. As Louis Pasteur famously said: “Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first, which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence”.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies (FEEIT), as a part of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, represents the scientific and engineering pinnacle in its areas of expertize not only in the country, but also worldwide. FEEIT is by all merits the best engineering faculty in the country with the highest level of research orientation being part in numerous international and national research and applicative projects. The faculty staff is worldwide renowned in the engineering society through their highly cited publications, patents and awards.
Having recognized the need for more tight cooperation between the academia and the industry, FEEIT opened the Centre for Technology Transfer and Innovations – INNOFEIT as a part of its efforts to close the gap between academic education and practical expertize and prepare its students for better coping with the industrial challenges ahead. INNOFEIT is a hub for interaction among FEEIT staff, FEEIT students and industrial partners that will foster connections and transfer of technology as well as novel innovative ideas that will aid the economical growth of the sector and the society in general.
INNOFEIT is currently an important cornerstone in the Macedonian innovation ecosystem, a co-founder of the Accelerator UKIM and a selected candidate by European Investment Bank (EIB) to become a Centre-of-Excellence in its fields of interest.