Bizprotect.am website launched and operational
The website www.bizprotect.am has been officially launched. It is an innovative web tool for gathering information from the businesses ensuring their privacy to make corresponding analysis of the main impediments for businesses, identify the corruption risks that exist in the business sphere, evaluate the situation and develop appropriate reform proposals. The “Evidenced-based Advocacy for Reform” Project is being realised in the frame of "Support to SME Development in Armenia" (SMEDA) projectand implemented by the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE), the Armenian Lawyers’ Association (ALA) and the European Business Association (EBA). The overall objective of the project is to increase the influence of Business Membership Organisations in promoting SME business environment reforms.
SMEDA is co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ) and implemented by GIZ Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Programme. SMEDA is part of the EU4Business and EU4Innovation initiatives of the European Union.
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On December 5th, a press conference was held ahead of "Empowering Regions through High-tech" forum on Dec. 7-8, 2018 in Gyumri. 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.
Within the frames of the 19th Film Festival taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia, the members of Independent Filmmakers Community of Armenia- IFCA visit the Georgian Film Cluster and the Georgian National Film Center to establish connections, discuss cooperation opportunities and partership, and eventually implement joint projects.
On November 30, Business Innovation Forum 2018 #BIF18 kick-started. Acting Minister of Transport, Communications and IT, presented the Innovation and IT Development Concept of Armenia, which aims at ensuring abrupt growth of economy and making Armenia a true high-tech & innovation center not only on regional level but also well-recognized globally.