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Call for Grants for Startups and Facilitators Now Open
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Call for Grants for Startups and Facilitators Now Open

TIRANA, May 16 People who have a small business or startup idea and startup facilitators can now apply for financial support from Albanian authorities. An official call launched by the Minister of State for the Protection of Entrepreneurship is now open. All those interested can apply for grants starting May 16th until June 5th. Firstly,...

Grants for Tourism, Agro, and Fishing Businesses in Prespa Area
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Grants for Tourism, Agro, and Fishing Businesses in Prespa Area

TIRANA, February 25 New and existing businesses, startups, farmers, fishermen registered as businesses, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) operating in the sectors of tourism, agriculture, and fishing in the Prespa area can apply for financial grants. The Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Prespa and the Regional Administration for Protected Areas in Korca inform that the first call for...

Albania Adopts Bill on Startup Support
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Albania Adopts Bill on Startup Support

TIRANA, December 20 The Albanian Council of Ministers passed on Monday a bill that aims to provide the right legal framework and regulations in support of startups and innovation ecosystem development. The bill has various goals namely: to facilitate startup creation and market integration; Talent attraction and retention; Innovation in the legal framework and procurement...

EBRD Launches Program for Innovative Startups in WB6
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EBRD Launches Program for Innovative Startups in WB6

TIRANA, September 25 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) launched the Star Venture program in the Western Balkan countries (WB6). The program’s goal is to identify innovative startups with the potential to scale up. The program will provide applicants with business advice and access to finance to accelerate their life-cycle. Based on the...

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...