Gyumri Technopark, Armenia

Developed a strategic roadmap for a proposed technology park in the city of Gyumri, Armenia ...

Purpose:  

Worked with Shannon International Development Consultants and the Washington DC headquartered Academy for Educational Development (AED) on a project funded by the US government’s overseas development agency USAID as part of their role in helping the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia.  The project involved fieldwork with stakeholders in the Armenian cities of Yerevan and Gyumri in order to develop a business plan for the proposed Gyumri Technopark.

Outcome:

Examined the feasibility of developing a TechnoPark in Gyumri, the second city of the Republic of Armenia.   Developed a strategic roadmap and set of recommended actions for implementing the project.   This included details of the critical policies, resources, facilities, infrastructure support services and incentives that will be needed to foster the growth of an ICT cluster and overall economic development in Gyumri.   During the course of the assignment prepared and delivered presentations to the Ministry of Economy and to workshops and roundtables of key stakeholders.


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