UNIDO Accelerates Digital Transformation in Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has concluded a strategic mission aimed at expediting the discussion, negotiation, and realization of pivotal projects in digital technologies with key stakeholders in Armenia:

Together with UN ECE and USAID, UNIDO facilitated the “Innovate Armenia 2024” workshop – with and for the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of the Republic of Armenia.

As a milestone for Armenia’s high-tech sector, the workshop aimed at bolstering development SMEs through high tech innovation, it gathered over 65 leaders from government, industry, and academia in Yerevan. Participants included the Minister and Deputy Ministers of Ministry of High-Tech Industry and Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia, the Vice President of the Armenian National Assembly, and CEOs of global Armenian firms Picsart and Synopsys Inc, alongside major union representatives and development finance institutions (Eurasian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Enterprise Armenia and others).

The goal: by using UNIDO methodology, to develop a comprehensive High Tech Industry Strategy for Armenia, focusing on sustainable growth and global competitiveness, with AI playing a key role.

The result of the workshop was a skeleton for Armenia’s HTI strategy, fostering innovation and collaborative growth. UNIDO established collaboration frameworks with potential partner companies and centers, fostering an environment conducive to innovation and technological advancement. A clearer project roadmap was developed, ensuring alignment and commitment from all partners involved, thus enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of project implementation.

Through the AIM Global Alliance, UNIDO is committed to supporting Armenia’s digital transformation for inclusive and sustainable industrial development worldwide.


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