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STEP from Idea to Market grant competition 2017

15.09.2017

Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) and the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies of the Republic of Armenia invite all interested startup teams, innovators, scientists and technology entrepreneurs to apply to the annual STEP “From Idea to Market” Competition. The competition is designed to ignite the spark of technology entrepreneurship and to advance innovative technology-based ideas to the market in the following areas critical to Armenia’s development such as ICT, Engineering and High Tech Innovations

The winners of IMG and STEP grants

08.05.2017

On May 5th the winners of the application process for IMG and STEP grants schemes were announced - as a result of 2-day pitching events where the 38 shortlisted startup teams and companies participated and pitched their innovative projects.      

REGIONAL MOBILE APPLICATIONS LABORATORY FOR ECA

EIF, in partnership with the World Bank, the Government and Finland and Nokia, is implementing the Regional Mobile Application Laboratory for Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia – a one of a kind project that provides major opportunities for mobile application industry development in Armenia and the region, and its increased competitiveness in global markets. 


EIF was selected as the host of this project through a competitive tendering process of a pool of over 15 applicants from different states. The first ever Regional Mobile Application Laboratory is a place where local and regional companies, technologists and experts collaborate to develop locally relevant applications that meet user demands.


The mLab ECA is funded by infoDev, a donor-funded program in the World Bank’s Financial and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency, as part of the Government of Finland and Nokia joint program on Creating Sustainable Businesses in the Knowledge Economy.


The mLab is the focal point to increase the competitiveness of innovative enterprises working in mobile content and applications of the region. It serves as a platform for developing the technical and business skills, personal contacts and relationships needed to build scalable mobile solutions into flourishing businesses. 


The mLab provides a wide range of innovation support services, including organization of trainings, business mentoring, idea generation, and matching grants. Its management and experts team work with mobile application developers in the region to assist them in product development and promotion, connecting them with potential investors, academic experts, and public sector leaders. New mobile application testing environment will soon be setup as well.



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