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31.7.2018 EU project to help connect Armen

EU project to help connect Armenian agro-processing companies with European market

 

Source: euneighbours.eu, 2018-07-04

On 4 July, the EU4Business initiative launched a new project in Armenia aimed at improving the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Armenia and other Eastern Partner countries, to help connect them to international and EU markets.

The project Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade - an EU4Business initiative formally started in March 2018 with an SME survey from the agro-processing sector, conducted in cooperation with the Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National Centre of Armenia (SME DNC).

Based on the results of the survey, as well as the findings of the project inception phase, three value chains have been prioritised for project assistance in view of their export potential to the EU. These are the processed fruit and vegetables, dried fruit and vegetables, and herbal tea value chains. The survey results show that 25% of surveyed companies are already exporting to the EU and 32% have expressed interest in entering the EU market.

A value chain analysis was also conducted for the selected product groups, the results of which were presented and discussed during the event.


31.7.2018 Innovative solutions for environ

Innovative solutions for environmental and agricultural challenges

 

Source: undp.org, 2018-07-04

The UNDP Wildfire Management project, in collaboration with UNDP Impact Aim Venture Accelerator and the Innovative Solutions and Technologies Center (ISTC) organized a two-day Climate Tech Hackathon.

The Hackathon was the first of its kind in Armenia to create innovative solutions to overcome challenges in forestry and agricultural spheres caused by climate change.

The event was following a preliminary event on May, the Climate Change Thinkathon, which with the support of field experts helped to define the key challenges, which were discussed during the 24-hour Hackathon.

After the report of the leading field experts, the participating teams presented technological solutions to current environmental challenges using a variety of datasets.

 

Read more at:

http://www.am.undp.org/content/armenia/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2018/innovative-solutions-for-environmental-and-agricultural-challeng.html


31.7.2018 Overview of ImpactAim participat

Overview of ImpactAim participation at RISE 2018

 

Source: euneighbours.eu, 2018-07-23

Within the frames of the ImpactAim Startup Roadshow, initiated by UNDP in Armenia and implemented by Impact Hub Yerevan, four ventures of the ImpactAim Accelerator attended the RISE 2018 conference in Hong Kong on 9-12 July.

The aim of the Roadshow was to give participating ventures the opportunity to promote themselves at targeted events and gain international exposure for scaling up their operations and attracting investments.
The four-day conference hosted over 15,700 attendees from 102 countries, with 316 speakers and over 450 investors. Speakers included Microsoft president Brad Smith, Didi Chuxing co-founder Bob Zhang, Grab co-founder Tan Hooi Ling, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, Recode executive editor Kara Swisher, and YouTuber Jenna Marbles.

 

Read more at:

http://www.am.undp.org/content/armenia/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2018/overview-of-impactaim-participation-at-rise-2018.html

     

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