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October 7, 2021

Contest for the best cooperation plan/vision with RI/Academia

In the frames of the “Transferring V4 expertise in knowledge/technology transfer” project, ASUE and TSU are organizing a contest for the best cooperation plan/vision with RI/academia. The aim of the contest is to develop a vision for enterprise cooperation with research infrastructure representatives, which will serve as a tool to strengthen their relationship.

WHO CAN APPLY?

The contest is open to small and medium enterprises (SME) representatives from Armenia and Georgia who are interested in developing the research component in their business.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

To participate, you need to fill in the application form and send it to int.projects@asue.am (for Armenian applicants) or to irina.tsagareishvili@tsu.ge (for Georgian applicants) indicating "IVF Contest" in the subject line. The application deadline is October 27. The applications will be evaluated by project V4 partners - European experts according to pre-developed evaluation criteria.

The applicants will receive a response message confirming the acceptance of their application form during 1 business day. Improperly completed applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

The results of the contest will be summed up during the Final online event on November 16, 2021, during which the 10 best applicants (5 from Armenia, 5 from Georgia) will present their visions/plans for cooperation, and the best 6 (3 from Armenia, 3 from Georgia) will be awarded the prizes described below.

AWARDS

The winners of the competition will receive the following prizes:

  • 1st place - R&D prospects development,      
    awarding company – Grand Thornton Armenia (Armenia), GEC Consulting (Georgia)
  • 2nd place - Market research for the SME discovering the opportunities of cooperation between them and RI/Academia       
    awarding company – CREO Project Solutions (Armenia), GEC Consulting (Georgia)
  • 3rd place Business consulting or business development training for the SME stressing and developing R&D component        
    awarding company – CREO Project Solutions (Armenia), GEC Consulting (Georgia)         

CONTEST TIMELINE

- Deadline for sending applications – October 27, 2021
- Announcement of shortlisted 10 applicants – November 5, 2021
- Deadline for sending presentations (by 10 selected applicants) – November 10, 2021
- Final online event – November 16, 2021, 09:00 CET

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The aim of the project is to promote the culture of enterprise-research infrastructure cooperation in Armenia and Georgia, based on the successful experience of the Visegrad partner countries.  You may see the list of the project partners here.

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.