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EU for Innovation to Announce ‘Digital Solutions for Albanian SMEs’ Hackathon Winners
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EU for Innovation to Announce ‘Digital Solutions for Albanian SMEs’ Hackathon Winners

TIRANA, May 29 Challenging times call for innovative and affordable solutions. This was the drive that brought together startups, innovators, and university teams in ‘How to help Albanian businesses with new affordable digital solutions’ hackathon organized by EU for Innovation in cooperation with Crazytown/Finland, ICTSLab and OFICINA/Albania. The third in a series of hackathons took...

Innovation in Times of COVID-19: Winners of ‘Hack the Crisis Albania Announced
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Innovation in Times of COVID-19: Winners of ‘Hack the Crisis Albania Announced

TIRANA, April 6 A special COVID-19 focused hackathon set up jointly by EU for Innovation, Coolab, Crazy Town, and Garage48 has shortlisted three winners from over 200 individuals that responded to the initiative that focused on building solutions to deal with the pandemic. Submitted innovations were reviewed for their feasibility and impact on solving the...

12 Findings on the Albanian Startup Ecosystem
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12 Findings on the Albanian Startup Ecosystem

TIRANA, March 12 Entrepreneurial and Innovation Ecosystem in Albania is a research study conducted in Albania in January 2019 and updated in September 2019. Invest in Albania’s founding agency, Manoolia, was among the 50 ecosystem actors, 17 start-ups, more than ten universities, and policymakers that were were interviewed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the...

Apply for Google for Startups Accelerator: SDGs
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Apply for Google for Startups Accelerator: SDGs

TIRANA, January 8 Are you a startup working with the UN Sustainable Development Goals? In simple words, does your business model put social impact on its core? Google for Startups Accelerator can help you grow to the next level. The class aims at empowering technology startups from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to build...

Zana Startup Resident at Hubraum Tech Incubator
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Zana Startup Resident at Hubraum Tech Incubator

TIRANA, December 6 Zana Technologies team is now a resident at Hubraum Tech Incubator of Deutsche Telekom in Berlin. Zana, a common Albanian name that means fairy, is a conversational AI platform for health, developed and co-founded by Julia Hoxha and Armand Brahaj based in Karlsruhe, Germany. “They are an award-winning health startup, building an...

What’s New on Innovation, Startups & Digital Policy?
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What’s New on Innovation, Startups & Digital Policy?

TIRANA, November 1 Deadline for 2nd Call of Challenge Fund Extended EU for Innovation shared good news for all the teams and individuals interested to be a part of the second call of the Challenge Fund. The deadline for submitting your application has been extended until Tuesday 12 November 2019. The second call for the...

Challenge Fund Launches 2nd Call for Innovative Ideas, Startups, & Organizations
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Challenge Fund Launches 2nd Call for Innovative Ideas, Startups, & Organizations

TIRANA, October 10 The second call for the Challenge Fund was officially launched on Thursday, October 10. The second stage is welcoming proposals that are innovative, sustainable, and feasible. If you have an idea that meets these criteria or, you run a startup or represent an innovation support innovation organization such as a hub, accelerator,...

Are You a Startup? Innovation Challenge Fund Launches 1st call
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Are You a Startup? Innovation Challenge Fund Launches 1st call

TIRANA, May 14, 2019 Innovative Startups and innovation service providers in Albania can now apply for the first call of the Challenge Fund. The call launched on May 10th provides an opportunity for access to finance and funding for start-ups in an early stage of development and for organizations engaged in services to innovative startups....