GAUSS Institute is a Foundation for New Technologies, Innovations, and Knowledge Transfer established on 15 August 2006 in Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia.
GAUSS Institute is a private non-for-profit body, founded by Prof. Igor Nedelkovski (who provided 2/3 of the founding capital) and Dr. Elena Kotevska (who provided 1/3 of the founding capital).
The aim of the establishment of the GAUSS Institute is through the development and application of new technologies, innovations, and knowledge transfer to contribute toward the establishment of the knowledge society in the region.
Knowledge society? Broadly speaking, the term Knowledge Society refers to any society where knowledge is the primary production resource instead of capital and labor. It may also refer to the use of certain information. The knowledge society “creates, shares, and uses knowledge for the prosperity and well-being of its people.”
A knowledge 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 the 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 technology 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.