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Our Goal is to Help Students to Improve their Knowledge and Create their Start-Ups

Why Should You Apply to a smartchannel.org ?

Are you interested in bringing your ideas into reality?

Do you see an opportunity where others see a problem?

Are you passionate about making a difference and create innovative solutions?

Are you one of those people who get things done?

If your answer to any of these questions is YES!,

then open innovations and entrepreneurship is for you!

The SMART Caffe established in Armenia, Moldova, Belarus and Georgia may become the first milestone on your innovation journey.

The SMART Caffe shelters and nurtures cohorts of entrepreneurial minded and innovation driven students and graduates and you are welcome to us!

Improve your knowledge and build your capacities regarding self-expression and out of the box technics
Enrolled in creative and supportive environment of peers and experts
Profit from the most relevant and modern teaching methodologies, technics, materials
Build your traction due to strong link between the Network of Smart Caffe and experienced companies through open innovations and other relevant activities
Foster entrepreneurial skills, behaviours and mindsets due to up to date trainings, articles, peer-to-peer communication
Benefit from mentorship and assistance in digital transformation of your business
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The benefits You Get

You will benefit from both equipped physical spaces in 13 Higher Education Institutions in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova and virtual space.

As a physical space, SMART CAFFE are a combination of an incubator and a business accelerator, providing young people with creative or business ideas with:
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infrastructure for our pre-star-ups and start-ups (residents): workspace equipped with furniture, computers, office equipment along with the sharing spaces for meetings, trainings, networking, conferences etc organised by our members of SMART CAFFE.;
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workspaces for co-working and networking, collaboration and communication with peers, companies, investors, mentors due to innovative hubs created within 13 Higher Education Institutions in Moldova, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia;
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assistance in business launch and development (from developing ideas to entering the market) for our pre-star-ups and start-ups (residents) due to multidimensional extracurricular training program adjusted to the real market requests and needs;
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mentorship and involvement of external specialists in supervising and start-ups development activities though thematic seminars, trainings and advises etc;
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joint creation of solutions by individuals and start-ups on operational efficiency, production costs, new products creation, innovations creation, building of strategic partnerships and collaborations etc. (open innovations/problem-based learning);
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assistance in attraction of financing for our pre-star-ups and start-ups development;
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“packaging” projects for investors: design and preparation of presentation materials, organization of different networking events, including exhibitions and presentations (pitches) of projects and other services.
As a virtual space, Network of Smart Caffe represents a reflection of physical spaces but not limited by the borders of one country and allow us to:
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upskilling the knowledge due to modern multidimensional extracurricular training programs targeting personal and professional development of individuals through our Education Centre;
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create joint open innovation’ solution and collaborate with companies on operational efficiency, production costs, new products creation, innovations creation with companies, strategic collaborations through our Challenge Centre ;
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benefit from mentors experience and guidance of your business ideas by submitting your business idea to our experts through the Market for Business Ideas;
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read useful articles in blog, follow the most interesting events not limited to your country only, improve your practice, knowledge, abilities, learn new things from the best mentors, experts and peers;
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attract the financing for start-ups creation, growing and scaling up;
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improvement of the real-time collaboration on topics of joint interest and discussion about innovative ideas and general trends in the industry;
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assurance of valuable and useful information from experts’ articles and thematic podcasts;
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support in search of outsourcing solutions;
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interact through co-working and communication channels;
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participate in networking and collaboration events.

View our EU Partners

Fostering University-Enterprise Cooperation and Entrepreneurship of Students via Smart Caffes
Acronym: SMART/585620-EPP-1- 2017-1-ELEPPKA2-CBHE-JP, co-funded by the European commision within the Erasmus+ Programme 2014-2020
International Hellenic University (Greece)
University of Paderborn (Germany)
Catholic University of Murcia San Antonio (Spain)
Higher School of Management (Bulgaria)
Vives University of Applied Sciences (Belgium)
Connecting universities-industry through smart entrepreneurial cooperation and competitive intelligence of students in Moldova, Georgia and Armenia
Acronym: CONNECT/, 617393-EPP-1-2020-1-MD-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP, co-funded by the European commision within the Erasmus+ Programme 2014-2020
Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography (Romania)
RISEBA University of Business, Arts and Technology (Latvia)
Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (Finland)
Anthology Management (Bulgaria)

View our Partners in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova

Fostering University-Enterprise Cooperation and Entrepreneurship of Students via Smart Caffes
Acronym: SMART/585620-EPP-1- 2017-1-ELEPPKA2-CBHE-JP, co-funded by the European commision within the Erasmus+ Programme 2014-2020
Gavar State University (Armenia)
Brusov State University (Armenia)
Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives (Belarus)
Minsk Innovation University (Belarus)
State Agrarian University of Moldova (Moldova)
Alecu Russo Balti State University (Moldova)
Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (Moldova)
Connecting universities-industry through smart entrepreneurial cooperation and competitive intelligence of students in Moldova, Georgia and Armenia
Acronym: CONNECT/, 617393-EPP-1-2020-1-MD-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP, co-funded by the European commision within the Erasmus+ Programme 2014-2020
Vanadzor State University after H. Tumanyan Foundation (Armenia)
Ilia state university (Georgia)
Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film Georgia State University (Georgia)
Moldova State University (Moldova)
Technical University of Moldova (Moldova)
Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts (Moldova)

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