Start of EFQM’s “Journey to Excellence - Quality Management” for SME DNC
SMEDA has organised a training on EFQM’s “Journey to Excellence - Quality Management” for the staff of the SME DNC Armenia Foundation. This training is developed by EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management, based in Brussels) in order to provide a practical introduction to the Journey to Excellence. This training has been adapted to the needs of SME DNC and is an essential first step in organizational development and implementation of excellence on the basis of the EFQM Excellence Model. Through the training, participants received both theoretical and practical knowledge of the EFQM Excellence Model and its implementation in organizations of all types around the globe. The training can be utilized to plan an individual and tailored approach to one´s own Journey to Excellence and it is a first step on the path to EFQM’s “Committed to Excellence” Validation. The trainings enabled the leaders and management staff of SME DNC to set the definition of the Excellence as it will apply to SME DNC, to obtain knowledge of the EFQM Excellence model and its individual components, use different methods of self-assessment, understand the importance of prioritization in the selection of improvement projects with insight into the planning and implementation of such projects. At the end, a concrete action plan was elaborated for the development of a joint quality management system and for achieving EFQM’s “Committed to Excellence” validation for the upcoming 9 to 12 months. The overall objective of this activity is to enable SME DNC to offer better services to its clients in the spirit of Excellence. The sessions were facilitated by Dr. Susanne Kaldschmidt, International EFQM Expert and EFQM Licensed Advisor and Trainer. More Information on EFQM and the Excellence Model: www.efqm.org
Fashion Forum Yerevan 2019
“Fashion Forum Yerevan 2019” is ready to kick start from June 25-29 with a beautiful mission to evolve the fashion industry in Armenia. Meet more than 15 fashion industry representatives, experts, designers, influencers, photographers, stylists, etc. to discuss and share the best international expertise.
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To highlight the significance of the upcoming "Fashion Forum Yerevan 2019" on June 25-29, 2019, a press conference was held at the RA Ministry of Economy jointly with the Tourism Committee of RA.
With the support of EU-SMEDA project, the second “Innovative ideas for tourism development in Armenia” Hackathon was successfully held on 18-19 May 2019 in Vanadzor, organised by Vanadzor Technology Center (VTC), the Enterprise Incubator Foundation and Lori region’s administration in cooperation with the Tourism Committee of the RA.
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.