Energy Talks for Businesses: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Armenia
The EU Energy Days was concluded by the “Energy Talks for Businesses: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Armenia”, organised jointly by the European Business Association and the Support to SME Development in Armenia (SMEDA) Project. The forum was aiming at raising the awareness on the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energies for small and medium sized enterprises and presenting the international best practices that could benefit the Armenian economy.
Ms. Eva Naeher, team leader of SMEDA, mentioned in her welcome remarks that Armenia has a great potential for renewable energy and technology. SMEDA is happy to collaborate in raising the awareness of the alternative energy sources and encouraging businesses to use more efficient and saving solutions. As to Ms. Diana Sarumova, Executive Director of EBA, Armenia’s private sector is not well informed about advantages offered by renewable energy systems and the talks provide a good opportunity to improve the situation.
Mr. Hayk Harutyunyan, Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources presented the opportunities for Armenia in the renewable energy sector. He mentioned that businesses simply cannot afford not using the energy saving solutions anymore; it should become a must for them. The discussions were followed by presentations from EU-funded projects, local and international experts, a private bank representative to explain the advantages of renewable energy systems and how energy efficiency could benefit the businesses, agricultural sector and individuals.
Armenian Designers to showcase at PITTI SUPPER in Milan
With EU-SMEDA's support six Armenian designers and brands will attend and exhibit with their FW19-20 collections at the Fashion fair: PITTI SUPER 13 in Milan, February 22-25.
Startup Boost Weekend Vol.4
Good news for university students with bold ideas and interested in entrepreneurship! Startup Boost Weekend Vol.4 is not far away! It will be held from 22-24 February, 2019 at Yerevan State University.
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The Demo Day of the third batch of graduating startups of the EU-funded Armenia Startup Academy was successfully held on January 19, 2019. During the Demo Day, the founders of 12 startups that had been enrolled in the third cycle of the 12-week pre-acceleration programme of the Armenia Startup Academy introduced themselves and their products and solutions to the interested public, shared what they had learned at the Academy and what their future plans were.
2019 started for EU-SMEDA project with an activity aimed at strengthening of BMO’s (Business membership organisations) capacities. The visiting BMO consultant Karen Konopka met with a dozen of active BMOs for guidance and sharing of her hands-on expertise that aimed to improve their efficiency in performance, in particular in becoming more independent and sustainable as entities.
The second Empowering Regions through High-Tech 2018 Forum was successfully held in Gyumri, the 2nd largest city of Armenia from 7-8 December. It gathered around 200 young people and specialists from all the regions of RA engaged in high-tech, startup and innovation fields.