This article is not about the past, the golden decades when science flourished in Armenia. It’s a guide on what can be accomplished in the present and into the future through the lens of one visionary, Dr. Mushegh Rafayelyan.
A network of factories, research centers and institutes made Armenia an electronics hub during the Soviet Union. Producing mostly military-focused hardware, Armenia punched well above its weight among the republics.
The IT sector in Armenia is a strategic direction for the development of the country thanks to the relatively high level of scientific and educational potential of the population, and also one of the highest paid sectors.
Prioritizing science will pave the way towards economic and strategic development. Formed by industry representatives, the Gituzh initiative is working to increase public awareness and government funding for science development.
Digital Pomegranate, already into its eighth year, has played an active role in shifting the image of Gyumri from a city of poverty and tragedy to a city with a viable future. Its new project, Distrikt, promises to be the first SDG compatible community in the world.
Masha Keryan collaborated with Armenian AR/VR game development app Arloopa on an experimental project to showcase some of her artwork digitally. The result was their first-ever AR exhibition of NFT pieces and VR Tilt Brush sculptures.
How an AI-powered platform that analyzes thousands of online job postings from a wide variety of commercial websites to provide insights into the labor market can make data-driven decisions come to life.
The current state and future direction of science in Armenia has been discussed on various platforms recently. Gagik Tovmasian writes about the need to elevate the status of national institutes and willingness to open up to the world.
On the path to becoming a serious player in the global tech sector, Armenia needs to foster an environment that allows technology companies to achieve their business goals, which includes legal institutions to resolve complex disputes.
With the absence of qualified academic supervisors and challenges with the quality of student research, there was a need to develop a platform where students and supervisors could meet remotely.