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On November 15th, the first 10 finalists of the Challenge Fund were awarded. Among them, 8 start-ups and 2 Innovation Support Organizations received certificates for their innovative business solutions and their contribution to support entrepreneurship and innovation in Albania. The Swedish Ambassador to Albania, Mrs. Elsa Håstad (7956), welcomed all finalists, congratulating them for winning [...]
CrazyTown team from Finland were in Tirana early October to conduct two preparatory workshops: one with representatives of industries/businesses and the other with Universities, aiming at introducing to them the concept of “hackathons” as a powerful tool to mobilize resources and create value together; and then discussing and defining some possible challenges worth solving as [...]
The first Challenge Fund Bootcamp gathered 14 start-ups and 5 organizations in support of entrepreneurship and innovation to face the jury of innovation experts. Meet the teams that reached the penultimate stage of the first call evaluation.   If you are going to be a part of the next Bootcamp, apply to Challenge Fund!   [...]
This is the forth level of evaluation, where the jury get to meet the Start-ups and the Innovation Support Organizations (ISOs) that have made it so far. The following teams presented at the Bootcamp. Start-Up Category E-ticketing Systems Real Bookers Bleta Saffron Squadin Pi Nena Farm Publer Mussel Tour Koni Solutions Altropost Ferma Jone Alpine [...]
On August 1st, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and micro credit financing institution NOA, signed a MoU to promote the Challenge Fund, part of the “EU for Innovation” project. In the light of the second call launching in October, the Challenge Fund, aims to reach a wider audience in the country, informing them [...]
European Commission presented in Tirana its newest instrument to turn science into new business and accelerate the scale-up of innovative companies Today, the "European Innovation Council Roadshow" (EIC) stopped in Tirana, to hold an information session regarding the newest tools to support researchers and innovators, with special emphasis on private sector stakeholders (start-ups, SMEs, etc.). [...]
The first round of the Innovation Challenge Fund was launched on May 10th by Embassy of Sweden in Tirana, as part of the ‘EU for Innovation’ project, funded by the European Union in Albania and co-implemented by GIZ Albania. The event gathered active stakeholders, that are part of the innovation eco-system, academia, public institutions and researchers. Innovative start-up, [...]