From September 30 to October 2, 2019 the head of department of SME Executive Agency Ms. Luisa Prista and Project adviser Mr. Thomas Steiert had a monitoring visit to Armenia. The guests were welcomed by Deputy Minister of Economy Ms.Naira Margaryanand Deputy Director of SME DNCof Armenia, Head ofthe Consortium of “Enterprise Europ Network Armenia” project Mr. Karen Gevorgyan. During the three-day visit they met with therepresentative of “Armenian Young Women’s Association” NGO, they discussed issues related to the position of women in business environment of Armenian and the privileges given to them. The guests participated in the event organized in the central office of SME DNC of Armenia, the main purpose of which was to present to the SMEs, business associations, business organizations and other stakeholders the initiative of European Innovation Council for the financing of research and innovation projects by the European Union.During the event, the participants were informed about Enterprise Europe Network and it’s functions in Armenia. On the first day of the visit, they visited Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, where they were introduced to educational programs focused on IT, to provide the priority industry with new staff trained in that center.During the visit Ms.Luisa Prista and Mr. Thomas Steiert visited local companies with internationalization potential including: manufacturer of closures for glass containers “Universal Closures” LLC, IT company “7 Smart” LLC which applied to the SME Instrument tool with its lucky_carrot application. The last visit was to "Liqvor Pharmaceuticals" CJSC where the visitors got acquainted with the company's achievements in the pharmaceutical field and export potential. It should also be noted that during those visits the experts of EEN Armenia gave internationalization advice to Armenian companies. On the last day of monitoring visit Mr. Thomas Steiert met with the consortium members of the “Enterprise Europe Network Armenia” project, introduces with the news from EASME, discussed feedback on performance in 2017-18 and answered the questions of the Network staff.
Visit to “Universal Closures” LLC
Visit to «7Smart» LLC
Visit to "Liqvor Pharmaceuticals" CJSC