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Press Conference ahead of "Empowering Regions through High-tech" forum
On December 5th, a press conference was held ahead of "Empowering Regions through High-tech" forum on Dec. 7-8, 2018 in Gyumri. The aim of the forum is to empower the youth of Armenia's regions by supporting regional startup ecosystem, encouraging innovation and IT development in regions through creation of cooperation & partnership with global companies and IT networks, universities and non-tech SMEs. It is expected that over 200 participants from all the regions of Armenia will attend the event.
Armenian Filmmakers' Community meets Georgian Film Cluster
Within the frames of the 19th Film Festival taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia, the members of Independent Filmmakers Community of Armenia- IFCA visit the Georgian Film Cluster and the Georgian National Film Center to establish connections, discuss cooperation opportunities and partership, and eventually implement joint projects.
Business Innovation Forum 2018 kick-started
On November 30, Business Innovation Forum 2018 #BIF18 kick-started. Acting Minister of Transport, Communications and IT, presented the Innovation and IT Development Concept of Armenia, which aims at ensuring abrupt growth of economy and making Armenia a true high-tech & innovation center not only on regional level but also well-recognized globally.
Winners of the EU4Business STEP2 grant competition are known
The winners of the “EU4Business Science and Technology Entrepreneurship” (EU4Business STEP2) grant competition were announced on Novmber 27, 2018 after a 2-day tough competition and pitcing in front of professional jury and mentors.
Statistical Bulletin on
On Nov. 26, the long-awaited Statistical bulletin on "Small & Medium Entrepreneurship in the Republic of Armenia" was officially presented to the stakeholders. This is a must-have for elaboration of SME-related policies & strategies at professional and research level, containing comprehensive data on SME sector of Armenia, in line with international statistics standards.
WE Club Expands to Armenia's Regions
The first regional Women Entrepreneurs Club (WE Club) was launched in Goris, Syunik Region. The local business women, as well as men gathered together to discuss business-related challenges they face, establish new connections and network. They had the opportunity to get advice and tips on business management, marketing and branding from invited leading specialists. The WE club was attended by a group of Syrian-Armenian business women, who were there to present their success stories and establish new business connections.
RA Ministry of Economic Development and Investments participates in a training on Industrial Policy
With EU-SMEDA's support a representative from the Industrial Policy Department of RA Ministry of Economic Development and Investments (MEDI) participated in a training course on "Enhancing the Quality of industrial Policy" held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Science and Technology Convergence Conference successfully held in Yerevan
The Science and Technology Convergence Conference (STC) was held in Yerevan from Oct. 12-13, 2018, aiming at focusing on the future of the fundamental and applied research. The conference gathered around 200 scientists and researches who discussed and presented a number of innovative topics at the conference on Quantum Computing, Machine Learning, Micro electronics, Information Security, Computer Vision and Renewable Energy.
Capacity building trainings held to strengthen textile sector in Armenia's northern regions
In the framework of the project “Textile for a sustainable economic development of the northern regions of Armenia”, implemented through the action grant by EU-SMEDA project, a number of trainings and capacity building activities are implemented to stregthen the skills of sole enterprenuars and SMEs engaged in textile field.
Armenian startups get support to become part of HORIZON2020 SME Instrument
EU-SMEDA project has been supporting Armenian innovative startups to apply for and become part of the EU's HORIZON 2020 SME Instrument. The presented video sums up the activities of the project in this regard and highlights important information for the future applicants. Moreover...
Startup Boost Weekend to promote entrepreneurship skills among youth
The Startup Boost Weekend – Volume 2 (SBW) – a unique 54-hour event targeting around 120 university students not only form Yerevan but from various marzes of Armenia, took place from Sept. 14-16, 2018. In the framework of SBW the students had a chance to define and shape their startup ideas, develop teams, and under the supervision of experienced mentors present fresh and creative startup ideas.
2nd Women Entrepreneurship Club successfully held
The second Women Enterprenuar's Club was successfully held on August 30, 2018. Around 100 active women leaders representing Creative Industries, Tourism, IT and Business Consulting gathered to exchange their experince, get new business connections and cooperation opportunities in a format of free networking and Speed Business Dating around tables.
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Call for Proposals: Evaluation Exercise for SME Strategy 2016-2018
The "Support to SME Development in Armenia" (EU-SMEDA) Project seeks to contract a company/ expert to conduct an analytical study to evaluate the implementation of SME Strategy for Armenia 2016-2018. The assignment starts from 16 July 2018 and lasts until 01 October 2018. The assignment should be im...
Call for Applications: Innovation Matching Grants 2018
The "Support to SME Development in Armenia" (SMEDA) project, in cooperation with Enterprise Incubator Foundation announces the EU-funded “Innovation Matching Grants – Business Development Support for innovative technology Start-ups” grant competition. Competition is open to companies with te...
Call for Proposals: Production of Marketing Package
The “Support to SME Development in Armenia (SMEDA)” Project seeks to contract a local company for production of a Marketing Package for the Armenian delegation to Hannover Messe 2018. SMEDA supports five Armenian Precision Engineering and IoT companies, representatives of Alliance, Meridian and...