Europe Weeks 2021 – Ambassador Soreca visits the EU for Innovation supported Korça Innovation & Technology Hub and meets with start-ups in Pogradec

Last weekend, during Europe Weeks 2021 festivities in the city of Korça, EU Ambassador to Albania, H.E Luigi Soreca and Dutch Ambassador H.E Guusje Korthals Altes, payed their first visit to the new Innovation & Technology Hub, a co-working, training & start-up incubation hub for freelancers, aspiring entrepreneurs, and start-ups in the region, which has been supported by EU for Innovation in framework of the ‘Regional Ecosystem Development’ programme for over a year.

Accompanied by the city’s Mayor, Mr. Sotiraq Filo, the Ambassadors toured the premises of the Hub and got to meet with Korça’s young entrepreneurs, freelancers, students of the trainings offered by the center and successful start-ups, such as Thurje Handmade.

Later the Ambassadors stopped in Lin, Pogradec, where they met with the Challenge Fund winners ‘Drones to Combat Caterpillars’, who are using the latest technologies to fight the pines processionary, and protect the pine forests in the region.

We hope the Ambassadors enjoyed meeting with the innovation ecosystem actors as much as we do working with them! Thank you for the visits!

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