G.EM.S. Consortium

University of Western Macedonia (UOWM) – Research Committee

The University of Western Macedonia (UOWM, Partner 1) will act as Lead Partner. It comprises of 7 Faculties and 23 Departments located in the five main cities of the Region of Western Macedonia and is an internationally research oriented university with highly qualified academic staff, extensive international links and vast experience in managing projects (International, National and European).

UOWM will bring about the full weight of its Schools/Departments as it participates through the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Fine Arts, School of Agriculture (all located in the city of Florina), but also its Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Departments. The Project Leader is Prof. M.A. Goula (Chemical Engineering Department) and the team also comprises of Prof. C. Dimitriadou (Dean of the School Humanities), Prof. A. Spyrtou (Vice rector of UOWM), Prof. A. Melfou (Dean of School of Agriculture) , other permanent academic staff members, experienced post-docs, PhD students and technical and administrative staff. The team combines significant scientific experience in the proposal’s thematic area with experience as participant and coordinator in both national and European projects.

Centre for Research & Technology Hellas / Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute ( CERTH )


CERTH’s main department established at Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia is one of the leading Research Centers in Greece and listed among the TOP-20 EU research institutions with the highest participation in competitive research grants. CERTH participates through Dr P. Grammelis (Director of Research at the Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute), experienced post-docs and other members of technical and administrative staff. The team combines significant scientific experience in the proposal’s thematic area with experience as participant and coordinator in both national and European projects.
Business Academy Smilevski ( BAS)

Business Academy Smilevski (BAS Academy, Partner 3) is a higher education institution with an accredited program of professional studies in business and strategic management, which has implemented a number of projects financed by USAID for Organizational Capacity Building and projects financed by World Bank for Development of Competencies of Teachers and Students in Vocational High Schools aimed at more efficient employment in the business sector in the period from 2013 to 2019.

BAS, which has implemented a number of projects financed by USAID for Organizational Capacity Building and
projects financed by World Bank for Development of Competencies of Teachers and Students in Vocational High
Schools, participates through its Bitola Department. BAS participates through Prof. T. Soklevski, Prof. L. Stafanovska,
Dr V. Stojanovska and other members of technical and administrative staff. The team combines significant scientific
experience in the proposal’s thematic area with experience as participant and coordinator in both national and European
projects.

Economic chamber of North Macedonia (RCB)

The Economic Chamber of North Macedonia – Regional Chamber Bitola (RCB, Partner 4) is part of the Economic Chamber of the country which is the largest and oldest association of companies from R.N.M. With the experts of the member firms and in cooperation with the academic institutions, so far have been implemented a number of application projects to improve the performance of the member firms.

The Economic chamber of North Macedonia participates through the Regional Chamber Bitola (RCB), an organization which combines all active local organization of businesses and companies in Bitola R.N.M. RCB participates through Mr Nikola Dimkovski who will be supported by other members of technical and administrative staff.

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