Over ninety (90) participants have benefited from technology related exchange projects implemented by the Public Journalism Club (Armenia) in collaboration with its Turkey based partner TEPAV in 2014-2015. ICT industry leaders and experts, investors, academia representatives, established and emerging young entrepreneurs from both countries were involved in exchanges and capacity building initiatives, including:
Geography of participants included Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, California, New York, Yerevan and Gyumri.
The database presented here features participants from and contributors to a number of our projects, including:
As part of these projects the participants attended round tables and startup contests, visited ICT centers of excellence in both Armenia and Turkey.
“Exchange of Entrepreneurs” (EOE) Project is jointly organised by the Public Journalism Club (PJC) and the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) within the framework of the programme ‘‘Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process’’ funded by the European Union. The project aims to help ICT representatives from Armenia and Turkey to form an understanding of the ICT sector in the neighbouring country and explore opportunities for collaboration.
Technology Goes Beyond Borders (TGBB) is implemented by the Microsoft Innovation Center and Public Journalism Club in collaboration with the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) with financial support from the U.S. Embassy in Armenia and co-funding from the European Union.
See the infographic and booklet below for the results and participants of individual projects.
Ms. Arpine Aleksanyan and Ms. Sona Baloyan from Yerevan, from “Matenadaran” Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, were supported with the travel grant to visit Istanbul, Turkey for meetings with the Armenian Patriarchate, Armenian high schools, foundations and publishing houses to discuss possibilities of further collaboration on preserving the Armenian culture.