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EAVE on Demand Producers’ Workshop in Yerevan
Between April 12 and 15, selected Armenian feature film producers took part in the EAVE on Demand Producers’ Workshop in Yerevan, organised by the EU-funded SMEDA project. EAVE , European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its EAVE Producers Workshop . During the intensive training in Yerevan, producers had an...
In the fly - winners of the contest
The three winners of the hackathon aimed at generating innovative ideas for tourism in Armenia have been announced by the jury at the Vanadzor Technology Centre (VTC) in Armenia’s Lori Region, at the end of an event supported by the EU-funded SMEDA project for support to SME development in Armenia, in partnership with VTC and the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF). The SMEDA project granted...
tourism hackathon
A hackathon aimed at generating innovative ideas for tourism was launched on 7 April at the Vanadzor Technology Centre (VTC) in Armenia’s Lori Region, supported by the EU-funded SMEDA project for support to SME development in Armenia, in partnership with VTC and the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF). Around 50 young and enthusiastic teams gathered at the VTC to compete around innovative ideas...
Improving Business Statistics in Armenia
A workshop on business statistics was held in the Armenian capital Yerevan on 15-16 March, which focused on business demography and SME financing indicators. The workshop – the second in a series – was organised in the framework of the EU-funded project on ‘Improving Business Statistics in Armenia’, part of the EU4Business: From Policies to Action programme, implemented by the OECD. The purpose...
On 21 March, the EU presented its External Investment Plan (EIP) at a regional launch event in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. Under this plan, the EU will mobilise investments from the public and private sector from 2017 to 2020 for more than 70 economies around the world, including Georgia and the other Eastern Partner countries. The EIP will aim to boost investment and support more inclusive and...
The 2nd cycle of the “Innovation Matching Grants – Business Development Support for innovative technology Start-ups” grant competition under the scope of the #EU4Business "Support to SME Development in Armenia" (SMEDA) project and in cooperation with Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) is announced. The competition is open to companies and teams with a technology background, e.g. in the field...
EU4Sevan: SME platform for Business Development and Innovation
The city of Sevan in Armenia has received a grant through the EU-funded ‘Mayors for Economic Growth’ ( M4EG ) initiative to implement an SME platform for business development and innovation over the next two years. Sevan, in Gegharkunik marz, joined the EU’s M4EG initiative in 2017. The ‘EU4Sevan: SME platform for Business Development and Innovation’ pilot project will be implemented from 2018-...
Boosting competitiveness of regional SMEs
The EU4Business project for ‘ Boosting competitiveness of regional SMEs ’ in Armenia is launching its ‘Successful Start’ programme aimed at start-ups, SMEs that have been in business for the last three years, and job seekers in business managerial positions, in the regions of Armavir, Lori, and Syunik. The targeted sectors of the programme are food processing and tourism . The ‘Successful Start’...
Workshop on trend forecasting
The Business Club for Fashion and Design has become a reality thanks to the efforts of a group of young Armenian designers from the Fashion and Design Chamber jointly with the Business Club for Impact, supported by EU4Business Support to SME Development in Armenia SMEDA project. The club will serve as a platform for the development of the fashion and design cluster trough the introduction of new...
Grants for participation in large-scale brokerage events for Horizon 2020
Researchers from the Eastern Partnership region, including from industry and SMEs, have the opportunity to apply for EU grants for participation in large-scale brokerage events and similar activities related to the EU’s Horizon2020 programme for research and innovation. The aim of the grant scheme is to extend scientific networks between EU Member States/non-EaP Associated Countries and EaP...