Launch of the National Competitiveness Report of Armenia 2017
The "National Competitiveness Report of Armenia 2017" focusing on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the global spread of disruptive technologies and their complex impact and emerging opportunities for Armenia, was launched on July 14, 2017 at Tumo Center for Creative Industries. The report has been prepared by EV Consultng and Economy and Values Research Center with the support of SMEDA project within the EU4Business initiative, as well as the Asian Development Bank and OSCE.
The Report provides broad analytical insights into Armenia’s economic performance during the last 25 years. The key chapters of the report focusing on Innovation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the global spread of disruptive technologies and their complex impact and emerging opportunities for Armenia were funded by SMEDA project. The Report is aimed to foster in-depth dialogue among private and public sectors to form an agenda for technology- enabled transformation of Armenia’s economy.
The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister of Armenia, Governmental officials, representatives from public and private sector, academia and researchers. As it was noted by Mr. Karen Karapetyan, Prime Minister of RA, Armenia is open to the global developments and should be prepared to the fourth industrial revolution to get the utmost positive impacts for the benefit of the country. He strongly recommended the private sector and researchers to get acquainted with the report and apply the recommendations therein. The Government itself will refer to the report to seek solutions of the issues in the Government's agenda.
The 2nd Women Entrepreneurs' Club - ''Connecting people in Business coming up soon
The Women Entrepreneurship Programme Initiative of EU-SMEDA project will hold the second Women Entrepreneurs’ Club (WE Club) on “Connecting People in Business” topic, on August 30, 2018, at 18:00, at Radisson Blue Hotel, Yerevan.
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For the third time in a row Sevan Startup Summit took place on the shores of Armenia's beautiful Lake Sevan, from 22 - 29 July, 2018. Among other partners and supporters, EU through its EU4Business Support to SME Deevelopment in Armenia (EU-SMEDA) project was among the major supporters. Watch the video by VNews to learn more: Sevan Startup Summit
The winners of EU-supported Innovation Matching Grants competition (IMG) were selected at IMG Vanture Forum, held on June 29, 2018 at Vanadzor Technology Center (VTC).