SMEDA (Support to SME Development in Armenia, link), an initiative co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ’s “Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Programme” is bringing a delegation of Armenian Startups to Berlin. Goal is to support a highly specialised IT-scene in Armenia with information, international exposure and contacts to investors and partners in Germany.

The delegation will benefit from an one-week workshop crating a linkage between the two countries start-up scenes and one of the most vibrant technological R&D hubs in Europe.

The mission of BMZ goes hand in hand with the shortage of IT talent in Germany and the threat for European biggest economy of falling behind in technological advancements.

Details about the delegation can be found at:


Armenia’s DigiTec Expo 2017

SMEDA is also supporting the EU Visitor Program for DigiTec Expo 2017 Armenia.  (please see details at

DigiTec Expo 13th Edition ( is the largest fair in Armenia and THE meeting event of the IT, ‘Precision Engineering’ (PE) and technology driven businesses in Armenia. The fair is organized by UITE the Armenian ‘Union of Information Technology Enterprises’ (, has more than 120 leading exhibitors and will have a large ‘Precision Engineering’ (PE) Sector exhibition Area.

The PE Sector has a strong position in Armenia and is one of SMEDAs focus sectors. PE companies incl. IT and research institutes will be promoted during DigiTec Expo 2017.

Scope of EU Visitors Program

The aim of the project is to increase the internationalization of the Armenian PE/ IT companies and enhance their cooperation / export environment.
Content of Program

+ Visit DigiTec Expo 2017
+ Participate actively in B2B meetings
+ Contribute in the PE events
+ Company visit at PE companies/research institutes + Frame Program
+ Site visits in Yerevan / Armenia

SMEDA Assistance and Cost Contribution for Visitors

The Company Visitor Program is supported as follows (main points, per company 1 person only)

  • Full organization of DigiTec Expo, company visits, frame program
  • Apply for support and cost cover of accommodation, transport, events
  • Apply for travelling cost to Armenia Lump Sum of EURO 300

Important: Please note that details for participation and conditions will apply.

How to Join the Program?

Please send an email to expressing your interest on the initiative. Please also add some details about your company, type of business, and website. The EBA Organization Team is looking forward to receive your information.

Contact and application

Dietmar Carl Stiel
Managing Director / Geschaeftsfuehrer
German Business Association Armenia
Deutsche Wirtschaftsvereinigung (DWV) Armenien

Marshal Baghramyan Ave. 18, Office 202, 0019 Yerevan
M +374 (0) 44 687680


More Information on IT in Armenia

More Information on Armenia’s highly specialised IT scene coming soon with the Outsourcing Destination Guide Armenia, an initiative by Deutscher Outsourcing Verband and Union of Information Technology Enterprises in partnership with Deutsche Wirtschaftsvereinigung (DWV) Armenien.

Please follow our announcements for a free copy (pdf or print)




Cover picture: / Union of Information Technology Enterprises, Hakob Hakobyan St., 3 Building, 3rd Floor, Yerevan, 0033 Armenia