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Launching event of the 1<sup>st</sup> Tirana Hackathon
February, 2020

Launching event of the 1st Tirana Hackathon

This evening, EU for Innovation and Crazy Town officially launched the 1st TiranaHackathon, at the premises of the Municipality of Tirana. In a room packed with students, researchers, university representatives, innovators, coaches and successful players of the innovation ecosystem in Albania, the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj presented to the participants the challenge of this 1st Hackathon – “How to make Tirana an European hotspot for digital nomads?”. Minister for Protection of Entrepreneurship, Eduard Shalsi […]

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3<sup>rd</sup> EIIU TALK with Erik Boer of Amsterdam Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) & Dr. Mirjam Leloux of IXA Next
February, 2020

3rd EIIU TALK with Erik Boer of Amsterdam Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) & Dr. Mirjam Leloux of IXA Next

This time at EIIU TALKs, we had the pleasure to have Erik Boer – CEO of Amsterdam Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) | CEO Startup Village and Dr. Mirjam Leloux – Director of Technology Transfer at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), as guest speakers to deliver talks under the theme: “The changing university and its impact […]

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Ecosystem Safari, eight Albanian start-ups in Estonia
January, 2020

Ecosystem Safari, eight Albanian start-ups in Estonia

Last day of Startup Day Fest and the EU for Innovation Ecosystem Safari in Estonia, for 8 Albanian start-ups, who today had the chance to listen to pitch competitions, meet with potential investors and learn about the ecosystem in the Baltic. We really hope they could learn something new and make the most out of this […]

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Startup Day in Tartu, Estonia
January, 2020

Startup Day in Tartu, Estonia

Yesterday, eight Albanian  startups got the chance to travel and visit Startup Day, in Tartu, Estonia. Currently, they’re on what we, at EU for Innovation call, an ‘Ecosystem Safari’ and they also got the opportunity to meet different actors from the local ecosystem at SPARK HUB, who gave them an overview of their activities and shared their insights. Say hi […]

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Uplift Demo Day
January, 2020

Uplift Demo Day

This Monday, Uplift Albania announced the winners of the first batch of a 6-week acceleration program between 7 competing startups from Albania, Kosovo and Region at a special event at “Jordan Misja” Artistic Lyceum. During this period Swiss EP Albania has supported Uplift Albania through international experts and entrepreneurs in residence to mentor and guide the competitors […]

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Launching of the Entrepreneurial University Masterclass
January, 2020

Launching of the Entrepreneurial University Masterclass

Yesterday, marked the official launch of the newest EU for Innovation support initiative, aimed at Albanian universities and their representatives. During an open event, our partners from Amsterdam Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) and Technology Transfer Centre at the University of Amsterdam, Erik Boer and Mirjam Leloux, presented the upcoming 6-month programme, which will contain a series of […]

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