Prof. Dr. Radmil Polenakovikj – is a professor on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Innovation Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, etc. at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. He is also a visiting professor at UNESCO Chair for Entrepreneurship (University of Novi Sad, Serbia).
He published ~ 300 papers, books, reports and articles. His main activities are in the area of developing Macedonian entrepreneurial and innovation eco-system with focus on entrepreneurial learning, where he developed curriculums, textbooks and teaching material on the topics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship from primary school, secondary school, university under graduate, graduate and doctoral studies. Polenakovikj is also very active on the policy level where with his collaborators developed National Strategy for Entrepreneurial Learning, National Cluster strategy, Regional Innovation strategies for planning regions, Municipality of Veles strategy for entrepreneurship, etc.
Participated to more than 100 projects (50 projects as a team leader) funded or supported by: EU programs (transnational, cross-border, FP7, Tempus, Erasmus+, thematic calls, etc.), OECD, World Bank, ETF, ADA, USAID, GTZ, CEI, UNCTAD, SEECEL, UK Embassy, Denmark Embassy, Macedonian ministries and agencies, etc. He is also a project evaluator on number of EU, Balkan and domestic calls in the area of Entrepreneurship and innovation.
Currently, Polenakovikj is leading University Business Start-Up Centre (BSC) since 2006 and National Center for Development of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Learning (NCDIEL) since 2009 that supported establishment of more than 60 start-ups. He organized more than 10 business plan/concept/model national level competitions for start-ups and high school students.
He won a special award “Creators for the Century for 2016 for development of entrepreneurship in Central and Southeast Europe”, 10 March 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Radmil Polenakovikj also is a member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg, Austria.