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Today in Vienna, the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union together with the European Commission will host the 5 th Eastern Partnership Business Forum followed by the Eastern Partnership’s Annual Conference on 7 December. The two events will bring together high level representatives from the EU and the six Eastern Partners - Armenia , Azerbaijan , Belarus , Georgia , the...
Participants at the workshop on Export Quality Management and Food Safety
On 28-29 November, 16 Armenian companies took part in a workshop in Yerevan on ‘Export Quality Management and Food Safety’ conducted by the International Trade Centre, as part of the ‘ Ready to Trade ’ project funded by the European Union in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. The project aims to improve the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises from Armenia and other...
The Women Entrepreneurs Club in Goris
The first regional Women Entrepreneurs Club (WE Club) has been launched in Goris, in the Syunik Region of Armenia, with the support of EU4Business and the EU-SMEDA project. Local businesswomen, as well as men, gathered to discuss the business-related challenges they face, establish new connections and network. They had the opportunity to get advice and tips on business management, marketing and...
Some of the winners of the STEP2 grant competition
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The winners of the ‘EU4Business Science and Technology Entrepreneurship’ (EU4Business STEP2) grant competition were announced on 27 November after a tough two-day competition and pitching in front of a professional jury and mentors. Fifteen start-up teams were selected out of 29 short-listed teams. All underwent a series of trainings with mentors and coaches to improve their presentation and...
The industrial policy training in Bangkok
With the support of the EU-SMEDA project, a representative from the Industrial Policy Department of Armenia’s Ministry of Economic Development and Investments recently took part in a 5-day training course on ‘ Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policy ’ held in Bangkok, Thailand. Armenia needs to develop a new industrial policy, to follow on from the previous policy in the field for 2012-2016...
Armenian companies present their products to business representatives visiting the Armenia booth at SIAL Paris.
On 21-25 October, seven Armenian companies participated for the first time in the international food exhibition SIAL Paris, introducing Armenian food products, such as fruit and vegetable preserves, dried fruits and vegetables, and herbal teas to European buyers. The participation of Armenian companies in the trade fair was organised with the support of the International Trade Centre (ITC)...
At work in the Gyumri Technology Centre
Many young people from Gyumri in Armenia’s Shirak region see their future in the sector of information technologies (IT), and the Gyumri Technology Centre (GTC) – developed with the help of EU4Business – is exactly what they seek. The GTC is an inspiring example for other regions of Armenia. In October 2017, an IT incubation laboratory was opened in the centre as part of the ‘ Boosting...
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €50 million to the Central Bank of Armenia to finance projects implemented by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-caps in the country, particularly in the areas of agri-food processing and tourism. The Central Bank of Armenia will channel the EIB funds to beneficiaries (mainly SMEs) through a range of eligible financial intermediaries,...
Science and Technology Convergence (STC) Forum
The Science and Technology Convergence (STC) Forum took place in Yerevan on October 12-13, focusing on the future of fundamental and applied research, with the support of the EU4Business initiative. The Forum gathered around 200 scientists and researches, who discussed and presented around the topics of quantum computing, machine learning, micro electronics, information security, computer vision...
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...