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We're excited to launch the global call for the Science Incubation Program 2024, implemented by the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) with support of the PMI Science R&D Center Armenia. The program aims to support research groups, companies, and institutions worldwide in developing disruptive ideas and highly applied research. It fosters collaborations between industry and academia, facilitating the commercialization of science and research output valorization.

In-House Artists - Black Box Hub


Calling Armenia-based visionary artists! Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) is looking for talented in-house artists for its Black Box Hub initiative implemented by Gyumri Technology Center (GTC) and powered by Artbox, Funded by the European Union in Armenia in the framework of the Katapult Creative Accelerator Program. This unique opportunity aims to bring aboard creative minds who will play a key role in shaping our special community.





The EIF Science Incubator was established in 2022, at the initiative of the "Enterprise Incubator" Foundation, to be the crucial node in the chain of versatile programs that are aimed at the development of the scientific ecosystem in Armenia.


The main mission and goals

The main mission of the EIF Science Incubator is to ensure effective bilateral cooperation between the industrial and scientific communities through the exchange of research and knowledge. As a result, directing and facilitating the process of science commercialization.

The activities of the EIF Science Incubator are aimed at bringing the scientific outcome from the "laboratory" to the application field and by combining it with technological solutions creating new, wide opportunities for business. The science incubator provides a creative, free, and, at the same time, multidisciplinary professional environment, for creating, experimenting, and implementing innovative ideas aimed at solving challenging problems for business.


The functions of the EIF Science Incubator

  • Articulates and clarifies the industry’s current issues for the scientific community, thereby promoting the establishment of new business-science collaborations,
  • Makes available progressive scientific and technical opportunities, and new outcomes for industry and business,
  • Brings together and concenters various interdisciplinary fields around current applicable problems, thereby accelerating and guiding the process of innovative solutions acquisition,
  • Participates in and directs the creation and implementation of applicable targeted projects,
  • Provides financing and gives access to comprehensive usage of non-financial resources for the creation and implementation of the projects.


Science Incubation Program

In the frame of the EIF Science incubator the Science Incubation Program started at the end of 2021 and is being implemented with the support of PMI Science R&D Center Armenia. Since 2022, it has already reached an international inclusion, accepting applications not only from Armenia but abroad as well.


The program is implemented in two stages:

  • During the 1st stage (duration: 1-3 months), the applicants will be working with the incubation team to refine their ideas and prepare for the pitching event.
  • During the 2nd phase (duration: 3-6 months), upon the results of a pitching event, the selected teams will receive up to $100,000 funding and access to other non-financial resources to validate their ideas and develop a prototype. Upon a successful outcome, additional financial resources and opportunities to get included in equity investments may also be available.


The main directions are:

  • Materials science, sustainable materials, materials with magnetic properties
  • Alternative non-electronic energy sources
  • Heating and heat transfer technologies
  • Neuroscience, sensorial experience, sensing technologies
  • Aerosol science and technology
  • Botanicals, Agronomy
  • Toxicological methodologies
  • Applied and experimental physics
  • Industrial and systems engineering, electronic engineering, prototyping
  • Mathematics, mathematical modeling, data science
  • Analytical Chemistry


Details of the program, including the application procedure, can be found in the “News” section of the website.



EIF Science Incubator Advisory Board

The EIF Science Incubator Advisory Board is a group of scientists from around the world, who give their time and insights to the Enterprise Incubator Foundation’s scientific endeavors and guide our diverse research and development (R&D) projects.


The EIF Science Incubator Advisory Board provides recommendations to maintain high standards of program support for research, education, and infrastructure. The Advisory Board typically meets at least once a year to identify and highlight important directions in science and technology and possibilities to evolve on them, discuss important current issues, review the programs and activities in the areas identified by the EIF Science Incubator․


EIF Science Incubator Advisory Board Current Members

  • Alberto Mantovani, National Institute of Health, Italy
  • Ara Kirakosyan, The University of Michigan, USA
  • Aram Salatyan, Engineering Association, Armenia
  • Vehary Sakanyan, Nantes University, France 

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