Sectorial Brochure IT Sector of Armenia/ BA - Page 6

The cornerstone of the Armenian Innovative Technologies industry’s success is its talented, well-educated and professional workforce £ 45% of the Armenian ICT workforce hold graduate degrees £ 8 universities in Armenia o er IT specializations: National Polytechnic University of £ £ £ £ £ Armenia, Yerevan State University, American University of Armenia, European Regional Academy, Armenian-Russian (Slavonic) University, National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, French Higher Institute of Engineering in Armenia, French University in Armenia There are IT professional training programs implemented by Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC), Armenian-Indian Center for Excellence in ICT and Regional Mobile Application Laboratory (mLab) A growing number of international students from CIS, the Middle East, and Europe study IT in Armenia Armenian National Engineering Laboratories (ANEL) fosters engineering, electronics, precise engineering and high-tech Armath Engineering Laboratories works to establish a program of engineering club-laboratories within the public school system of Armenia TUMO Center for Creative Technologies inspires and educates Armenian teenagers on all aspects of tech and design free of charge That stems from an institutional system that encourages innovation and startup establishment! £ Research and business-oriented academia Ø Yerevan State University, with the following departments: Mathematics and £ £ £ £ 5 Mechanics, Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Physics, Radiophysics (in collaboration with Synopsis) Ø State Engineering University of Armenia, which houses the Armenian National Engineering Laboratory in collaboration with Sun Microsystems, as well as R&D centers of IBM, Nokia and Oracle Ø American University of Armenia Ø National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia: Cybernetics, Computer Systems and Informatics 2 IT technoparks: Gyumri Technology Center (GTC) and Vanadzor Technology Center (VTC) Incubator: Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) as one of the largest technology business incubators Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST), aiming to build an ecosystem that drives technological innovation and scientific advancement in Armenia and beyond The creation of new free economic zone (FEZ) for a modern high-tech center, Armenia's “Silicon Valley” in 2018, which will create 250-300 new high-paying jobs and attract at least 120 million USD investments