Press trip to Armenia, the Silicon Valley of the South Caucasus (17-21 July 2019)
European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA), in cooperation with WCIT2019, organised a press trip from July 17 to July 21, 2019 to Armenia, with a vision to draw international media attention to the country’s rising tech scene. Once the center of IT innovation of the USSR, Armenia has morphed into the Silicon Valley of the South Caucasus, a startup hub with a tech industry constantly growing and attracting global recognition. A group of European journalists had the opportunity to explore and discover Armenia’s ICT industry and technological developments, also in view of the 23rd edition of the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), which will take place in Yerevan on October 6-9, 2019.
During their stay, the journalists visited start-ups and IT companies in Yerevan, such as: PicsArt, a leading image editing app; BetConstruct, a global award-winning technology and services provider for gaming industry; TUMO Center for Creative Technology; and Armath Engineering Laboratory. The media representatives concluded their time in Armenia, by paying a visit to Vanadzor Technological Center and COAF Smart Center in the Lori region, where they could witness firsthand the potential of technology to bring development in the country’s rural areas.
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