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Call for Proposals: Evaluation Exercise for SME Strategy 2016-2018

12-07-2018 - Closed

The "Support to SME Development in Armenia" (EU-SMEDA) Project seeks to contract a company/ expert to conduct an analytical study to evaluate the implementation of SME Strategy for Armenia 2016-2018. The assignment starts from 16 July 2018 and lasts until 01 October 2018. The assignment should be implemented in the tandem of International Expert + National expert(s). For details, please refer to the TOR in the attachment. Those who are interested in performing this work, are welcome to submit a bid to the GIZ Country office/ Reception in accordance with the GIZ bidding conditions. Please see the Call for Proposals document for the detailed description of the application procedure. The deadline for application is 12 July 2018, 17:30.

Call for Applications: Innovation Matching Grants 2018

03-04-2018 - Closed

The "Support to SME Development in Armenia" (SMEDA) project, in cooperation with Enterprise Incubator Foundation announces the EU-funded “Innovation Matching Grants – Business Development Support for innovative technology Start-ups” grant competition. Competition is open to companies with technology background, as e.g. in the field of Engineering, CleanTech, Biotech, Advanced ICT (e.g. AI, Blockchain) etc., who are registered in the Republic of Armenia and are able to provide necessary co-financing. Sole entrepreneurs are not eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted in English online via following link: Deadline for application submission is April 03, 2018, 23:59 Yerevan time.

Call for Proposals: Production of Marketing Package

16-02-2018 - Closed

The “Support to SME Development in Armenia (SMEDA)” Project seeks to contract a local company for production of a Marketing Package for the Armenian delegation to Hannover Messe 2018. SMEDA supports five Armenian Precision Engineering and IoT companies, representatives of Alliance, Meridian and Meghri Free Economic Zones, Gyumri and Vanadzor Techno Parks and the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia (MEDI) to be part of this year's Hannover Messe 2018 trade fair with a joint stand, followed by a roadshow in German companies. All interested companies may apply by sending their applications (financial, technical offers) to GIZ Office according to the procedure described in Call for Proposals by February 16th, 2018. Additional Information on assignment may be obtained in the attached TOR.

Call for Applications: EAVE on Demand Producers' Workshop in Armenia 2018

22-01-2018 - Closed

The “Support to SME development in Armenia” (SMEDA) project is supporting the EAVE on Demand Producers Workshop in Armenia 2018, aimed at producers, both fiction and documentary, who are interested in developing their feature film project during a 3-day intensive training program outside of Yerevan from April 12 to 16. The consultancy will be given by internationally renowned EAVE experts -the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, which is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its EAVE Producers Workshop. This workshop is initiated and implemented by Independent Filmmakers' Club of Armenia with SMEDA's support.

Call for Applications: Business Membership Organisations' (BMO) Academy

26-01-2018 - Closed

The “Support to SME development in Armenia” (SMEDA) project invites Armenian Business Membership Organisations (BMO) to participate in BMO Academy, which is aiming at enhancement of the private sector’s capacities to organise itself as professional associations, being an essential prerequisite for a constructive dialogue with the authorities, as well as to ensure a coherent and effective dialogue when defining economic and sectoral policies. The Academy will be comprised of 3 weeks (Feb. -March 2018) : Week 1-Training, Week 2-Practicum in Europe and Week 3- On job training/coaching. All interested candidates need to apply until 26 January 2018, 16:00 via the following link:

Call for Applications: Storytelling for Crowdfunding Campaigns

15-11-2017 - Closed

The “Support to SME development in Armenia” (SMEDA) project, in cooperation with Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy and Goldsmiths University of London, will organise a 3-day training for Armenian startups and 1- day training for marketing companies. The training will cover the stat-up journey that businesses need to go on to successfully achieve funding, with a particular focus on gearing up for crowdfunding. It is aimed at entrepreneurs currently developing innovative products and services, ideas and solutions and will equip them with the skills and knowledge to promote, raise interest and eventually obtain investments and funding.

Call For Participation_Startup Demonstration and Pitching Event

09-11-2017 - Closed

The “Support to SME development in Armenia” (SMEDA) project is inviting up to 10 innovative startups to a Demo investment event. During this event, the selected startups have the chance to pitch to a group of interested Armenian and international investors. The Demo and Pitching event aims at building bridges between the tech scene and strong business people interested in investing in local ventures. Startups which are not only looking for funds but also for experience, network, sound boarding and more are invited to apply.

Call for Applications_Hannover Messe 2018

07-11-2017 - Closed

The “Support to SME development in Armenia” (SMEDA) project invites up to 4 Armenian companies, which have innovative solutions in Precision Engineering and IoT to participate in Hannover Messe 2018 ( and in a Roadshow in Germany, taking place from 17 to 28 April, 2018 in Hannover, Germany. All interested candidates need to submit their applications with all required files until 7 November 2017, 10 pm. Please follow this link to fill in and submit your application form: An Info Day will be organised for all interested applicants on October 20th at 15:00 at SMEDA’s office (12 Proshyan str., Yerevan).

Call for Applications_Strengthening Collaboration between Textile and Related Sector Companies

08-11-2017 - Closed

The “Support to SME Development in Armenia (SMEDA)” Project announces a Call for Applications open to highly qualified companies/national experts or consortia to conduct a sectoral study of the Textile/Apparel/Leather/Shoes/Fashion Design businesses in Armenia. The study shall comprise 1) Mapping of the sector, 2) Analyses of the sector, 3) Organising of Round Tables, Workshops and Meetings with stakeholders and other activities stated in the TOR. Applications should be submitted by November 8, 2017,18:00.

Call for Proposals: Action Grants to Support Private Sector Organisations

10-11-2017 - Closed

The “Support to SME Development in Armenia” (SMEDA) project announces a Call for Proposals for Action Grants to Support Private Sector Organisations (BMOs and BSOs). Proposals should be submitted in hard copies to SMEDA office (Proshyan 12) by November 10, 2017,16:00 Yerevan time. Info Session will be organised on October 16 at 15:30 at SMEDA office (Proshyan 12). To participate please register via email: