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The EU4Business SMEDA project (Support to SME development in Armenia) has announced a Call for Proposals for action grants to support private sector organisations (BMOs and BSOs). The deadline for the submission of applications is 10 November, 2017,16:00. The aim of the this call is to support Private Sector Organisations (business associations and other business member organisations) to: Improve...
The EU4Business SMEDA project (Support to SME development in Armenia) has announced a Call for Applications open to companies, experts or consortia to conduct a sectoral study of Textile/Apparel/Leather/Shoes/Fashion Design businesses in Armenia. The deadline for applications is 8 November, 2017, 18:00. The textile and apparel industry is one of the 11 strategic export-oriented sectors in Armenia...
Hannover Messe is the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology
The EU4Business SMEDA project (Support to SME development in Armenia) is inviting Armenian companies, who have innovative solutions in Precision Engineering and the Internet of Things (IoT) to participate in the Hannover Messe 2018 trade faire and in a roadshow in Germany, taking place from 17 to 28 April, 2018. The deadline to apply is 7 November. SMEDA will choose up to 4 companies, which will...
A first OECD workshop on ‘Improving Business statistics in Armenia’ was held under the EU4Business programme on 4 October in Yerevan. Representatives from different stakeholders involved in the production and analysis of business statistics took part in the event, including the State Statistical Service, Central Bank of Armenia, Ministry of Economic Development and Investments, and the State...
The EU4Business SMEDA project (‘Support to SME development in Armenia’) is linking up with the Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy and Goldsmiths University of London to organise a five-day training for Armenian journalists who are actively engaged in writing and story-telling on economic, business, high-tech, innovation and startup topics with local media outlets in Armenia. Interested journalists...
Caption: three MoUs were signed between Armenian and Iranian companies at the Forum
The first Armenian-Iranian Nanoscience and Technology Forum took place in the Armenian capital Yerevan on September 22-23, organised in the framework of the EU4Business SMEDA project (Support to SME Development in Armenia). The Forum focused on high-tech and innovation policies, and saw the presentation of nanotech products and equipment, and experience of commercialisation, along with...
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On 4 October 2017, the OECD will organise the first of three workshops in Armenia, as part of a new project aimed at ‘Improving Business Statistics in Armenia’. The project is part of a new broader regional initiative on ‘Supporting competitiveness and business environment reforms in the Eastern Partnership: an EU4Business initiative 2017-2020’ co-funded by the EU and implemented across the...
Vardanush Petrossian opened a health food café in Yerevan with support from EU4Business and the EBRD.
EU4Business is providing EUR 8.33 million of local currency loans in Armenia to help women entrepreneurs and SMEs and micro-enterprises in rural areas. Two on-lending programmes are being implemented by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) through Araratbank to meet a growing demand for financing from women-led and rural businesses. Loans and advice for Armenian...
Representatives of the EU4Business SMEDA project sign a partnership agreement with the organisers of the 2017 Sevan Startup Summit, which will take place on the shores of Lake Sevan in Armenia from 24 to 31 July.
EU4Business, through its SMEDA project, has signed a partnership agreement with local bodies to support Armenia’s Sevan Startup Summit , which will be held from 24 to 31 July 2017. The Summit is as an important annual event in Armenia where startups can present their business ideas and further improve them with the assistance of mentors, experts, trainers and peers. Where startups and investors...
Participants at the East Invest 2 Annual Partner Conference 2017
21 June 2017, Kiev More than 100 business support organisations (BSOs) representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and the EU Member States gathered in Kiev today for the final conference of the EU funded East Invest project. Participants discussed private sector's engagement in policymaking across the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries and showcased East Invest...