Our mission: creation of knowledge-based society using science and technology that is eco-friendly and sustainable in the long-term.
Our vision: GAUSS Institute grows into a regional centre of excellence in the field of sustainable and knowledge-based social development.
Who we are?
Gauss Institute is a Foundation for New Technologies, Innovations and Knowledge Transfer, established on 15 August 2006 in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia. Gauss Institute continues activities of previously active foundation Euro-regional Technology Center – Bitola, which was established by Faculty of Technical Sciences, University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Bitola and Municipality Bitola with support of the GTZ-Technology Transfer project. Euro-regional Technology Center should stopped its operation because of legal restriction imposed by changes in the Law for Higher Education in Republic of Macedonia, which introduced integrated university and restricts faculties to be founders of separate legal entities.
The role of the establishment of the foundation is through development and application of new technologies, innovations and knowledge transfer to contribute toward establishment of knowledge-based society in the region.
A knowledge-based society is an innovative and life-long learning society, which possesses a community of scholars, researchers, engineers, technicians, research networks, and firms engaged in research and production of high-technology goods and service provision.
It forms a national innovation-production system, which is integrated into international networks of knowledge production, diffusion, utilization, and protection. Its communication and information technological tools make vast amounts of human knowledge easily accessible. Knowledge is used to empower and enrich people culturally and materially, and to build an eco-friendly sustainable society.
Because we sincerely believe that the prosperity of any society is possible only if the allocation of resources and knowledge is according Gaussian function, i.e. exists their normal distribution.
This means that the majority of the population should have enough knowledge and resources to organize their society in a sustainable way. The extreme cases (positive or negative) do not make society.
Normal distribution was discovered by Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777 – 1855), so it is called Gaussian distribution. Gauss was a mathematician and scientist who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, electrostatics, astronomy, and optics. Gauss was an ardent perfectionist and a hard worker. He was never a prolific writer, refusing to publish works which he did not consider complete and above criticism.
By giving GAUSS prefix in the name of our foundation, we wanted to stress importance that only hard working and perfectionism, accompanied with personal devotion and belief in own work can initiate changes in behaviour and life style of our society. These changes will lead toward functioning of the society according Gaussian function.
We provide high quality services to local industry, public institutions, individual researchers etc. These services can be classified, but they are not limited on, in following several topics:
Promotion of new technologies and their usage in all components of society
Learning influence of new technologies on environment and social life.
Providing services of technology and knowledge transfer
Organizing modern professional education and training.
Organizing courses, seminars, workshops.
Providing consultancy services.
Our activities are vast and diverse, but all of them have one joint component: tribute to knowledge as opposition to the voluntarism, which unfortunately more and more dominates in of our society.
GAUSS Institute has signed agreement with BirdLife International, a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered Charity from Cambridge, UK for implementation of the project Agricultural Water Stewardship Initiative in Ohrid Lake Basin.
The project will introduce water stewardship in irrigation practices in the Ohrid Lake area, as a tool for biodiversity conservation. The project will: assess sustainable water use for agriculture in the Ohrid Lake basin; build positive incentives to promote a change in behavior and practices of agricultural water use, management and governance; propose policy measures for support of water stewardship practices at farm level. Implementation period will be from 01.09.2014 to 31.12.2015.
The project is funded by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).
- GAUSS Institute has donated SCATT electronic shooting target for the London 2012 Paralympic gold medalist Mrs. Olivera Nakovska-Bikova. On the donation beside Mrs. Nakova, were present: her coach Mr. Branimir Jovanovski (ex-Paralympic gold medalist in shooting) who is also president of the Union of Associations of the Physically Disabled Persons of the Republic of…Details
GAUSS Institute signed an agreement with the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of the Republic of Macedonia, for co-funding the project Development of Methodology for Preparation Natural Resources Inventory. The project will be implemented in the next six months. The Budget of the project is 1.000.000 MKD (~ 16.000 EUR) out of which 50% are grant from the Ministry and 50% are own contribution of the GAUSS Institute.
GAUSS Institute – Bitola in cooperation with Association of Business Women – Skopje have organized a Forum “Challenges of Women Entrepreneurship”. The forum was held on 21 May 2014 in hotel Milenium in Bitola. On the forum a Platform for Strengthening Women’s Entrepreneurship was presented. The platform, which is managed by Association of Business Women –…Details
Interview on regional TV Orbis related to the donation of assistive sport equipment to the Association of Persons with Physical Disabilities from Bitola, Demir Hisar and Resen MOBILNOST-Bitola, but to other activities of the GAUSS Institute too.
GAUSS Institute donated assistive sport equipment to the Association of Persons with Physical Disabilities from Bitola, Demir Hisar and Resen – MOBILNOST Bitola. The funds for equipment were provided by NATO Charity Bazaar. On the ceremony for promoting the donation were present Military representative of Republic Macedonia in NATO, Brigadier General Branko Drakalski and his…Details
GAUSS Institute was awarded with the NATO Charity Bazaar Award for its work for the application of new technologies in the development of assistive sport equipment for persons with physical disabilities. The award was presented on 27.01.2014 in the NATO Staff Center in Brussels by Mrs. Lisa Vershbow, wife of the Deputy Secretary General of NATO…Details
GAUSS Institute is research & development civil society organisation, which realises projects about implementation of new technologies in different areas of socio-economic development, but in general our projects could be classified in following three areas:
Environment, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
It is a project funded under the IPA Cross-border programme between Greece – Republic of Macedonia. AITOLOS aims to answer the need for integrated regional action on monitoring forests in order to minimize Illegal logging and the cross-border trade in illegally logged timber, which is currently a major concern among many countries worldwide. The AITOLOS project aims…
GAUSS Institute was subcontracted to organize the key event in Republic of Macedonia of the project Promotion of Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Protection of the Environment (PEEBPE): National Conference on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The Conference was held in Bitola on 10th and 11th June 2014 according following programme (on the link you can…
District heating is an efficient energy system for distributing heat generated in a power plant to the residential and commercial customers for heating buildings and hot water uses. In Bitola and Novaci (Macedonia) the idea for development a district heating system has been around for some 30 years, since the Power Plant Bitola was build.…
The aim of the project was to improve the sustainable natural resources management in the cross – border region between Macedonia and Albania, by using Decision Support System (DSS) based on information and communication technologies. Specific objectives: To increase public awareness in the cross-border area about the importance of sustainable natural resources management, To identify and…
he overall objective of this project is to strengthen capacity of Civil Society Organizations from West Balkan Countries to be able to deal with asbestos issue at these countries.
Innovations,Technology Transfer and Local Economic Development
The objective of this study was to make an analysis of the urban economic development as a tool for creation of opportunities for starting new businesses in the Municipality of Bitola. Activities for preparation of the study included: Develop a research methodology of the Bitola market research, comprised to contain desk review and field survey.…
The aim of this project is to elaborate, develop and implement European Innovation Scoreboard methodology in Republic of Macedonia, in order to analyze innovation performance of the country compared with other European countries. Period of Implementation: March 2010 – November 2010 Budget: 22.000 EUR. 50% were funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands/ SPARK…
Document Management System (DMS) for the staff and tenants of the Business Startup Center (Business Incubator) in Bitola was developed. Applied solution is based on the OpenKM platform and it is focused on creating a Open Source Electronic Document Management System, that due to its characteristics can be as a useful tool in processing knowledge management,…
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Knowledge Transfer, Professional Training and Human Resources Development.
The project consisted of the following activities: 1. Organization of a training course (four days) for the basics of business skills and business management, for a group of 20 selected by IOM beneficiaries (unemployed women from the Bitola region exposed to risk to be victims of human trafficking or illegal immigrants). Training curricula included: Business planning; Preconditions essential…
WIN- WIN: Women Network for Innovation and Entrepreneurship project was aimed to the growth of the development figures and ratios, through the increase of female employment and entrepreneurship. The intervention areas of this project were within the trans- border area of Greece and Republic of Macedonia, more specifically: Florina, Pella, Resen, Bitola, Krusevo and Demir…
Promoting the ratification and implementation of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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The foundation is governed by Board of seven members and managed by Executive Manager which coordinates Project Managers and Administration. Experts are mainly hired from academic staff and graduate students of University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Bitola, but from local business community and civil society organizations too. International experts are also frequently hired.
Co-founder and Vice President of Board. Assistant Professor at University "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Bitola.
PhD in Human Resources Management. Professor at University "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Bitola.
MSc in Human Resources Management. Advisor for Local Economic Development at Municipality Bitola.
MSc in Tourism Management. Program Director of Institute and Museum Bitola.
MSc in Computer Science. Co-founder and Manager of ITgma - Skopje.