The British Embassy Tirana helps launch a new initiative that supports entrepreneurship skills within the technology sector.

What is the UK-Albania Tech Hub?

A new programme to support the partnership between Albania and the UK in the technology sector, aimed at boosting tech start-ups in Albania and creating opportunities to do business with the UK. It is a new initiative that supports entrepreneurship skills.

Why this project?

Albanian youth is very dynamic, well-educated and English-speaking. Innovation nowadays is the number one precondition for economies and countries to prosper and the project supports both UK and Albanian ambitions in this direction.

Who?

British Embassy in Tirana and the British Council Albania are implementing a model established and proven elsewhere in the network which includes a three steps approach to supporting tech start-ups:

  1. A workshop series on international and UK business in the tech sector

  2. Exchange program to explore business opportunities in the UK tech sector

  3. A programme to boost the performance of selected start-ups

What’s the process?

The opportunity to participate in the programme is now open to all technology start- ups that are already established in the Albanian market. The shortlisted start-ups (based on a set of criteria) will embark on a training programme with some of the best experts from the UK and Albania, followed by an exchange programme in the UK.

Eligibility Criteria

  • start-ups in the field of technology
  • at least one product developed and looking for customers
  • start-ups that have already generated some income (desirable)
  • resident / operating/registered in Albania

English language criteria

One session on Business English will be offered as part of the training programme but all participants are required to have a command of the English language to at least intermediate level.

Timeline

Deadline for application is 25 September 2017.

All applicants will be notified about the outcome of the selection process by email.The short listed applicants will be invited to attend a series of 8 workshops (each lasting 90 minutes) with key international experts.

Participants in the programme will be required to commit time in the evenings and weekends.

Start date for the workshops is 4 October 2017. This phase of the project will run for eight weeks.

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