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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...

Applications Open for EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020
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Applications Open for EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020

TIRANA, February 18 If you’re a women entrepreneur in Albania and you developed or brought to market an outstanding innovation, don’t miss your chance to apply for this prize. You could be the winner in one of the two different categories and inspire progress among women in innovative businesses. The seventh edition of the EU...

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...

Startups Wanted, World Bank Report Says
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Startups Wanted, World Bank Report Says

TIRANA, April 4 The World Bank (WB) Regional Economic Report for the Western Balkans “Reform Momentum Needed” confirmed an overall positive result for Albania, yet there is much to be done. Among others, the report highlights the need for more Startups in the Western Balkans. “Despite these improvements, further growth sustainability would require a faster...

Startups from Central Eastern Europe to Compete at Regional CEE Startup Challenge
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Startups from Central Eastern Europe to Compete at Regional CEE Startup Challenge

TIRANA, May 11 Global investors are eyeing the startup scene in the Central and Eastern Europe where the ecosystem is surpassing expectations and it will further accelerate in the near future. A new opportunity is rising for the startups in Central Eastern Europe. Vestbee has just launched CEE Startup Challenge, the biggest online startup competition...