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Mini report | Support to Armenia’s Startup Ecosystem in 2018        

34 EU4Business IMG & STEP grants from 5 to 50k provided to Armenian startups
40+ Startups participated in pre-Acceleration programme of the EU-funded Armenia Startup Academy
300+ Entrepreneurs received support through various trainings, summits and conferences
200+ Students developed new business ideas through Startup Business Weekends

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Science and Technology Convergence Forum kicked off in Yerevan

The European Union through its “Support to SME Development in Armenia” (EU-SMEDA) project supports the Science and Technology Convergence Conference (STCC) 2019, which is taking place on October 11-12. STCC is an annual conference co-organised by the IIAP of NAS RA andCatalyst Foundation(aSmartGateVC initiative). It is set to foresee the future of fundamental and applied research in Armenia. The conference brings together the community of researchers and engineers of different disciplines from both industry and academia that work on advanced technologies.









The story of Yana and Arev: 2 young women bringing innovation to Armenia

This story is about 2 young Armenian women: Yana and Arev. Both have been engaged in EU-SMEDA's capacity building events and now are actively applying the gained know-how in their profession with more innovative spark and ingenuity. As a graphic designer, Yana has been engaged in graphic recording for two years. She acquired this skill at courses held within the framework of the project ''Support for SME Development in Armenia''(EU SMEDA), which is co-financed by the European Union under its EU4Business initiative. Having taken part in courses in 2017, she pretty much mastered her profession in a week. Now, she is ready to conduct such trainings abroad. “Since this skill is not particularly common in Russia and Georgia, I am planning a number of trainings there,” Yana said an interview. Thanks to the EU SMEDA project, Arev Hambardzumyan, an information technology specialist, has improved her skills as well. She is another young specialist who believes that there are enough good opportunities for young people in the labour market in Armenia. Arev is a Chief technical officer of two companies in Armenia. She says that there is a shortage of workers in her sector.


15.06.2019 - CLOSED

Call for Startups for Sevan Startup Summit 2019

The ‘’Support to SME Development in Armenia’’ (EU-SMEDA) project is announcing a call for the startups for Sevan Startup Summit 2019 #SSS19, organised by Granatus Ventures and Startup Armenia Foundation, with support by EU-SMEDA project. Hurry up to apply with your startup for a week of hil...

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10.06.2019 - CLOSED

Call for Coaches for Sevan Startup Summit 2019

The “Support to SME Development in Armenia” (EU-SMEDA) project is announcing a call for coaches for Sevan Startup Summit 2019 (SSS19). If you want to support the startup movement and be part of the organising team of SSS19, apply now as a coach. Coaches are responsible for the organisation of th...

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28.04.2019 - CLOSED

Call for Application: Develop and print an all-inclusive publication on CCI

The "Support to SME Development in Armenia" (EU-SMEDA) Project seeks to contract a content producing company to develop an all-inclusive Publication about EU-SMEDA’s contribution in the development of CCI sector - Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) as a “product of EU-SMEDA” (hereinafter t...

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