MASIT - ICT chamber of commerce

North Macedonia: North Macedonia
Anita Nikova Bundovski

Overview

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About us

Macedonian Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies - MASIT is a volunteer, non-profit chamber of commerce. The chamber was founded in 2000 as an initiative of the top fifteen Macedonian IT companies and was operating as an Association within the Economic Chamber of Macedonia. In April 2007, on the Annual Assembly of MASIT, the legal transformation of MASIT from Association to Chamber of commerce was agreed.

Today, MASIT is the voice of the Macedonian ICT industry representign more than 50% of the companies on the ICT sector in North Macedonia. The chamber represents companies of the ICT sector in Macedonia including: software and IT services companies, hardware companies and distributors, carrier and other telecom companies, as well as training providers and ICT consulting companies.

VISION:

MASIT to be the enabler for growth of the Macedonian ICT businesses, their recognition and image domestically and abroad, as well as enriching the Macedonian prosperity and economy by having stronger, organized and progressive ICT industry.

MISSION:

MASIT is the voice and resource of a competitive ICT sector, supporting an innovation-driven economy and a key contributor to the nation’s prosperity.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 98
    Cluster Members
  • 96
    SME's
  • 10
    Large Companies
  • 2
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 6
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Management team

Anita Nikova
Cluster Manager
Biljana Prlickova
Internationalisation Responsible
Elena Petrushevska
Project Manager
Petar Lazovski
Other
Hristijan Tomovski
Other

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)
Development of human resources, such as staff mobility, access to training

Further information

MASIT Services:

MASIT Training Academy

  • Technical trainings
  • Management trainings

 Internationalization

  • Information on ICT events
  • Trade fair participation

Business opportunities:

  • Information on public tenders
  • Promote ICT to potential consumers

Networking and cooperation:

  • Information exchange among members
  • Parties &Networking Events
  • International business network

Events:

  • Organization of events
  • SEEITA and MASIT Open Days conference – www.seeita.org
  • SCTE Balkan Broadband

Lobbying activities:

  • Relations with government
  • Relation with other institution
  • Relation with donor organizations

Knowledge availability:

  • Position papers
  • Information on ICT market trends
  • ICT workforce partnership
  • ICT workforce demand survey

Others:

  • Participation on EU projects
  • ICT Excellence Award

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG

Name & description

  • WINS-ICT “Western Balkan Countries Inco-Net Support in the field of ICT” EU Funded Project (FP7) http://www.wins-ict.eu/. WINS ICT is an initiative funded by the EC 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development under the ICT theme of the Cooperation Programme.
  • IDEAL-IST7fp EU funded project (FP6) http://www.masit.org.mk/?idealIST_home. Ideal-ist reduces the barriers faced by organizations wishing to participate in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) program by offering transnational partner search.  The Ideal-ist network is co-financed by the European Commission and has 49 national representatives in all Member States, Candidate Countries and Associated States, as well as Western Balkan Countries, Newly Independent States and Mediterranean Countries.
  • SCORE EU funded project (FP6) http://www.score-project.eu . The main contribution of the SCORE project will be the development of ICT Strategic Research Agendas for the participating Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia) and a Policy Paper with “Recommendations for shaping EU scientific co-operation with the Western Balkan Region in the field of ICT research: 2007-2013” that will enable EU RTD policy-makers to define realistic research policies and agendas for the region.
  • SEE Innovation EU Funded project (FP6) is an EU-funded project aiming to assist candidate and third countries from the South Eastern Europe (SEE) region in defining a more targeted approach to future cooperation in the forthcoming Framework Programme 7 of the European Commission, and to assist SMEs from both groups of countries to actively participate in European ICT research activities.

Project name

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

China
Egypt
Morocco
Taiwan
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Austria
Bulgaria
Germany
Latvia
Romania

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Connection to cluster organisation(s)

Profile name Location
Green Ict deVElopment

Upcoming events

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