Bojan Jovanovski holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management, with focus on Innovation Management. He is researching, teaching and developing polices in the area of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Learning, since 2008. He has been involved in the establishment and development of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius Business Start-up Centre, and has co-founded the NGO National Centre for Development of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Learning - Skopje. He was a teaching and research assistant at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje since 2011, until 2018 when he joined the team of FH JOANNEUM.
He has been involved in more than 30 international and many national projects, resulting with: creation of >50 start-ups, development of high-school curricula, trainings for companies, young professionals and potential entrepreneurs and high-school teachers on innovation, entrepreneurship and career development. Bojan has been involved in the development of one regional and three national strategies in Southeast Europe, as well as the implementation of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and Innovation Union Scoreboard in Republic of North Macedonia. In the field of innovation and entrepreneurship, he has published more than 70 bibliographic units (scientific papers, teaching materials, published research reports, handbooks, as an author and/or editor), and had actively participated in more than 30 international conferences. He has various international experience at universities and companies in Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia and of course, North Macedonia.
As a Senior Lecturer (FH) at the Institute of International Management at FH JOANNEUM, Mr. Jovanovski is teaching and researching in the field of innovation. Currently, his main research are in the frame of the Erasmus+ projects KnowHub and GREENOVET , which he coordinates.
Publications with FH JOANNEUM affiliation:
1. Scientific papes
1.1. Stankovska I., Velkovski T., Polenakovikj R., Polenakovikj L., Shterjova N., Jovanovski B., “Comparative analyses of the entrepreneurial behaviour of five Western Balkan universities for establishing commercialization hubs”, 13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Online Conference, 9-11 November, 2020, 10.21125/iceri.2019.1606
1.2. Jovanovski B., Polenakovikj R., Stankovska I., Velkovski T., Jovanoski B., “Innovativeness of micro and small enterprises – Are their innovation drivers different?”, IS20 - 18th International Scientific Conference on Industrial Systems - Industrial Innovation in Digital Age, Novi Sad, 7-9 October, 2020
1.3. Velkovski T., Chaloska J., Mucenski V., Jovanoski B., Jovanovski B., “Identification of safety indicators in the manufacturing industry in Republic of North Macedonia”, IS20 - 18th International Scientific Conference on Industrial Systems - Industrial Innovation in Digital Age, Novi Sad, 7-9 October, 2020
1.4. Jovanoski B., Minovski R., Todorov M., Velkovski T., Jovanovski B., “Integration of value stream mapping & discrete event simulation: A case study from Lean”, IS20 - 18th International Scientific Conference on Industrial Systems - Industrial Innovation in Digital Age, Novi Sad, 7-9 October, 2020
1.5. Polenakovik R., Stankovska I., Penaluna A., Penaluna K., Jovanovski B., “A Methodology for Closing the Gap Between the Competences of Students and Recent Graduates and Labour Market Needs. The Case of the Republic of North Macedonia”, ICERI2019 Proceedings, pp. 6732-6742.
1.6. Jovanovski B., Polenakovik R., Stankovska I., Kochov A., Minovski R., “Modelling the Innovativeness of Micro and Small Enterprises”, ETHAC 2019 – The European Triple Helix Congress - Responsible Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Thessaloniki, 30th September – 1st October 2019
1.7. Jovanovski B., Seykova D., Boshnyaku A., Fischer C., “The Impact of Industry 4.0 on the Competitiveness of SMEs”, Scientific Technical Union of Mechanical Engineering “Industry 4.0” - International Scientific Journal Industry 4.0, Year IV, Issue 5/2019
1.8. Jovanovski B., Seykova D., Boshnyaku A., Fischer C., “The Impact of Industry 4.0 on the Competitiveness of SMEs”, IV International Scientific Conference Industry 4.0 Summer Session, 24-27 June 2019, Burgas, Bulgaria
1.9. Beinhauer R., Jovanovski B., “A connectivist view on student challenges to teach cross-cultural competences and an entrepreneurial mindset”, Cross-Cultural Business Conference 2019, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, School of Management, Steyr, May 16th -17th, 2019
1.10. Jovanovski B., Beinhauer R., Valentic E., Kiendl D., “Development of successful entrepreneurial education initiatives enabled by EU funded projects - The case of FH JOANNEUM”, The Knowledge Society: Diagnostics and Prognosis - DSSH VI/2019, Tirana, 12th – 13th April 2019
1.11. Mochurova M., Dimitrov M., Totev S., Fiti T., Antovska-Mitev M., Jovanovski B.: "Innovation Activity of the Business Sectors in the Border Regions of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia" Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 1, pp. 133-152, 2019
2. Other publications
2.1. Stankovska I., Polenakovikj R., Velkovski T., Jovanovski B., Sterjova N., University-enterprises cooperation in selected Western Balkan Countries –Report on the potential and activities, KnowHub - Reconnecting universities and enterprises to unleash regional innovation and entrepreneurial activity, Skopje, 2020
2.2. Polenakovik R., Markovska M., Stankovska I., Jovanovski B.: “Innovation management”, (available in Macedonian language) NCRIPU Print, Skopje, 2019
2.3. Jovanovski B. (Editor), Maierhofer C. (Technical editor); Boshnyaku, A., Jovanovski B., Fischer C., Seykova D., Chapotot E., Sousa F., Tschandl M., Ferreira, V. H. (Authors): “Industry 4.0: A Comprehensive Approach -Main Features and Impacts on SMEs”, (Available in Bulgarian, English, French, German and Portuguese language) Chain project, 2019