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The international Trade Centre is organising the participation of 32 agro-processing companies from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine in the SIAL International Food Exhibition in Paris on 21-25 October, within the framework of the EU4Business ‘Ready to Trade’ project. The objective is to present the companies and their products to the EU market and establish business links with EU buyers...
Enhancing the quality of SME statistics is a priority in Armenia
On 4 October, the OECD organised its third workshop in Yerevan on business statistics, presenting the findings of the OECD statistical report on SME sector in Armenia, providing structural business statistics, business demography statistics, as well as international comparisons of the Armenian SME sector. The workshop was held in the framework of the EU-funded project on ‘Improving Business...
Training for textile SMEs
A number of trainings have been held for textile SMEs in the northern regions of Armenia, in the framework of the EU4Business initiative to support private sector development across the Eastern Partnership region. The trainings were organised by the project ‘ Textile for a sustainable economic development of the northern regions of Armenia’ , implemented by the Gegharkunik, Shirak and Lori...
EU Ambassador Piotr Świtalski
Armenia and the EU today discussed new opportunities for Armenian and European businesses deriving from the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Organised by the country’s Ministry of Economic Development and Investments, together with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade, the event gathered EU and Armenian officials and representatives of the...
Startup Boost Weekend
The Startup Boost Weekend, a unique 54-hour event targeting around 120 university students not only from Yerevan but from various marzes of Armenia, took place from 14-16 September, providing participants with the opportunity to define and shape their startup ideas, develop teams, and under the supervision of experienced mentors present fresh and creative startup ideas. For the second year now,...
In the Grovf offices in Yerevan
Grovf – an Armenian start-up supported by EU4Business and engaged in the Internet of Things (IoT) and database hardware acceleration – is one of two SMEs in the Eastern Partnership region, selected for funding under the first phase of the European Innovation Council’s (EIC) pilot of its SME Instrument. The second company – Raccoon Technologies – is from Ukraine. The company produces Raccoon...
Participants at the Women Entrepreneur’s Club
Around a hundred women gathered for the second Women Entrepreneurs' Club, organised in Yerevan by the EU-SMEDA project on August 30. Leading women entrepreneurs representing Creative Industries , Tourism , IT and Business Consulting gathered to exchange their experience, build new business connections and cooperation opportunities in a format of free networking and 'Speed Business Dating' around...
EU4Business STEP grants
The EU4Business ‘ Support to SME Development in Armenia ’ (SMEDA) project, in cooperation with the Enterprise Incubator Foundation, has launched the second cycle of its grant competition under the ‘EU4Business Science and Technology Entrepreneurship (EU4Business STEP) programme – Business Development Support for innovative technology Start-ups’. The deadline for applications is October 1. The...
‘Successful Start’ programme
The EU4Business project for ‘ Boosting competitiveness of regional SMEs ’ in Armenia is launching the second and third rounds of 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...
Dried fruit are among the sectors supported by the project
The International Trade Centre (ITC) has officially launched the EU4Business ‘Ready to Trade’ project in Armenia. The purpose of the event was to present to the business community, institutions and government officials the main findings of its value chain analysis for selected product groups, and the roadmap of forthcoming project activities. The launch event took place in Yerevan on 4 July. In...