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.
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.