News/Press

Boosting competitiveness of regional SMEs in Armenia
The EU-funded project on ‘ Boosting competitiveness of regional SMEs ’ in Armenia is organising a series of courses for SMEs in the food processing and tourism sectors in the regions of Lori, Syunik and Armavir. The courses will be launched from July 2018, and each course will last 15 hours a period of 3 days. By taking part in the courses, start-up and acting SMEs will improve their...
grant opportunity for IT companies in Shirak marz Armenia
As part of the EU4Business project on ‘Boosting Technological Developments in Shirak Marz’, the Microsoft Innovation Centre Armenia and Gyumri Information Technologies Centre have announced a new grant opportunity for partner IT companies. The deadline for applications is 20 May. The goal of the grant opportunity is to assist IT companies operating in Shirak marz in expanding their activities and...
Supported by the EU-SMEDA project, four Armenian Precision Engineering and IIoT (industrial internet of things) companies recently had the opportunity to be part of this year's Hannover Messe 2018 , the world’s biggest trade fair for engineering. Prior to the trade fair, several sessions for capacity development and preparation had been conducted by EU-SMEDA. Additionally, a road show was...
Staff of the Armenian National Statistical Service have taken part in a study tour to Denmark, organised by the EU4Business SMEDA (Support to SME Development in Armenia) project. The visit follows four expert missions on SME statistics organised by EU-SMEDA, aiming at enhancing the capacities of the National Statistical Service. The key topics discussed and observed in Denmark were: information...
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...