What makes Armenia innovative? While there are many promising preconditions, innovation currently occurs in “pockets” in the country rather than at scale. An orientation toward more open collaboration is paramount.
Soon after moving to Yerevan in 2019 from her home in the Pacific Northwest, Leigha found herself immersed in the Armenian tech ecosystem—albeit somewhat accidentally. After two years working in and around the local start-up community, she is now based in Tallinn, Estonia, pursuing a Master's of Technology Governance and Digital Transformation. She hopes to someday apply the degree towards helping realize Armenia's potential in the digital era.
Despite leading the region in many progressive metrics, the past few years have reinforced how peace isn’t something Armenia can take for granted: it must cultivate optimal conditions for innovation because of external threats, and that will take conscious architecting.
Exploring the emerging AI industry landscape in Armenia is necessary to ensure not only that the country is in a position to advance the benefits of the “ideologized” technology, but also the resolve to mitigate future risks.
Building cool products is one thing, successfully delivering them at scale is another. If the Armenian tech sector is to grow sustainability, it’s going to need to excel in both.
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