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 forum is supported by European Union in Armenia through its EU-SMEDA project and organised by Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) Gyumri Technology Center - GTC. 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.
Mr. Gonzalo Serrano, Head of Cooperation Section of EU Delegation in Armenia attended the press conference and shared about EU’s ongoing support directed to the development of Innovation and high-tech sectors in Armenia. He informed about the upcoming additional funding of 60 mln. EUR within the EU4Innovation initiative, as well as for promoting STEM subjects in schools, enhancement of Regional Development and green agriculture. He said: “EU supports the Government of Armenia in its objective to become a regional hub of technology and innovation”.
Mrs. Mariam Babayan, Team Leader of EU-SMEDA project said:"We support the forum for the second time as we belive that the youth in regions could make big contribution in the future development of the country ".
The second “Innovative ideas for tourism development in Armenia” Hackathon to take place in Vanadzor soon
Based on the success of the first tourism related Hackathon that took place last year, the EU-SMEDA project supports the second “Innovative ideas for tourism development in Armenia” Hackathon to be held on 18-19 May 2019 in Vanadzor, organised by Vanadzor Technology Center (VTC), the Enterprise Incubator Foundation and Lori region’s administration to organise in cooperation with the Tourism Committee of the RA.
Demo Day of Armenia Startup Academy Batch 4
The Demo Day of the Armenia Startup Academy 4th Batch of Graduates will be held on May 28, 2019 at AUA, Manoogian Hall. The Academy is a game-changing entrepreneurship and startup education program, which, by the support of European Union, shapes Armenia’s innovative future.
Startup Boost Weekend, Vol. 5 coming up soon
The EU-SMEDA supported Startup Boost Weekend Vol. 5 is just about to happen. Date: April 26-28, Venue: French University of Armenia. Once again, university students from 7 partner Armenian universities will get together to master the essentials of entrepreneurship during 54-hour sessions on Ideation, Pitching, Lean Canvas building, Hypothesis design by experienced mentors and successful startup owners.
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From April 15-19, 2019 the managers and leading staff of Enterprise Incubator Foundation and Armenian Technology centers: Gyumri Technology Center, Vanadzor Technology Center and Engineering City, visited Ljubljana’s Technology Park in Slovenia. The study visit aimed at learning and knowledge transfer on business support and innovation ecosystem environment in Technology park of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The 5th and the final Women Entrepreneurs’ Club (WE Club) was successfully held in Yerevan on April 11, 2019. The event was officially opened by the EU Ambassador H.E. Piotr Świtalski and Ambassador of Germany to Armenia H.E. Bernhard Matthias Kiesler.
The International Forum on ''Modeling the Economy and Politics for optimal development'' was successfuly held in Yerevan, Armenia with international and national scientists and physicist who work on innovative modeling of economic theories, political and social behaviors, quantum theory of decision making, predicting financial risks and crisis, industrial research and development and more novel topics that could be applied and efficiently used in Armenia's economy. The event was supported by the European Union through its EU-SMEDA project.