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UK-Albania Tech Hub offers opportunities to Western Balkans start-ups

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Albanian and Western Balkans tech start-ups have once again been invited to take part in the UK-Albania Tech Hub, now in its third year.

The hub aims to facilitate bilateral tech partnerships between Albania and the UK. It focuses on tech start-ups that have the potential to contribute to growth in the UK by sharing innovation, skills and business opportunities between the two countries.

The project does this through identifying targeted solutions, partners and models of collaboration for tech start-ups engaging entrepreneurs with capacity-building events with key business experts leading to UK delegation to meet potential business and tech partners.

Based on the successful UK-Israel Tech Hub, the programme includes a three step approach to supporting tech start-ups, and offers up to 20 spaces for start-ups with high-growth potential to participate in a workshop series in Tirana which will include training and mentoring session to help grow their ideas and develop their capacities using local and UK practices and expertise.

Following a competitive process, a number of the start-ups that have successfully completed the training programme will be chosen to continue their training in London, an successful start-ups will be offered follow-up support to develop their businesses, including an acceleration programme for high potential start-ups to further grow their business.

Applications are open to all technology start-ups that are already established in the Albanian market or the countries of the Western Balkans. More details, including application forms, can be found at gov.uk.

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