MAKRO is a management development and consulting company, founded in 1984 and located in Ankara. Since its time of establishment, the company has been providing research, strategy and planning services to local & regional bodies and taking part in project work for personal and professional development of individuals in various communities incl. disadvantaged/vulnerable groups.
The activities in Turkey highly relies on collaborations with local & regional bodies (chambers of commerce and industry, regional development agencies, etc.) and comprise regional development services, such as; sectoral and innovation capacity assessments, reporting and strategic planning. To date, MAKRO has developed over 100 projects in this scope.
The company also has a track record on entrepreneurship training development and provision in various regions in Turkey. By relying on its expertise, MAKRO has developed a unique ‘learning path’ method for innovative entrepreneurship; step-by-step approach through self-assessment, eLearning and business idea development. Now the methodology is being used by several incubator & accelerator programs in Turkey.
In international scope, since 2007, MAKRO has been involved in 20 European projects, both as coordinators and partners, in the framework of various programmes (LLP, EuropAid, Erasmus+). The projects have developed innovative training programmes for youth and adult individuals, mainly targeting social integration / inclusion, entrepreneurial development (incl. innovative, social and migrant entrepreneurship), vocational development and provided via the use of contemporary distance learning methods. Thanks to involvement in these actions, today, MAKRO has a large network of strategic partners from public and private sectors in Europe.