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Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan: Fostering Development of Local Technical Start-Ups

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53416-001 Status: Proposed

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) will support INNOLAND, an incubation, acceleration, and research center of the Innovation Center at the State Agency for Public Services and Social Innovations under the President of Azerbaijan to set up effective and efficient institutional arrangements at the local level for tech startups support. Incubation and acceleration services will be delivered in Ganja and Sheki towns through: (i) the Ganja State University's (GSU) and the Azerbaijan State Agrarian University (ASAU) and (ii) INNOLAND's branch office - Innoland Sheki, respectively.

Project Details

Project Officer
Jafarova, Sabina Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Azerbaijan
Sector
  • Information and communication technology
 
Project Name Azerbaijan: Fostering Development of Local Technical Start-Ups
Project Number 53416-001
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology / ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) will support INNOLAND, an incubation, acceleration, and research center of the Innovation Center at the State Agency for Public Services and Social Innovations under the President of Azerbaijan to set up effective and efficient institutional arrangements at the local level for tech startups support. Incubation and acceleration services will be delivered in Ganja and Sheki towns through: (i) the Ganja State University's (GSU) and the Azerbaijan State Agrarian University (ASAU) and (ii) INNOLAND's branch office - Innoland Sheki, respectively.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Digital development is important for making Azerbaijan's economy knowledge-based. Development of the information and communication technology (ICT) sector is an important element of the diversification of the economy away from hydrocarbons. The tech startups are viewed as a driving force for the country's ICT sector and digital transformation; and as a source of innovative solutions and productivity growth in the economy. ADB's Country Partnership Strategy, 2019-2023 envisages support in expanding ICT infrastructure and services in the regions. This includes fostering digital microbusinesses and small- and medium-sized enterprises and strengthening the enabling environment for the digital economy.

The Innovation Center under the State Agency on Public Services and Social Innovations facilitates the development of tech startups across in the country.

Impact Creation, development and promotion of startups to support innovative solutions in rural and non-rural production areas
Outcome Strengthened local capacity for effective startups facilitation.
Outputs

Enabling environment for local tech startups strengthened

Local institutional set-up for tech startups development improved

Knowledge partnerships developed

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage: (i) a project coordinator (individual national consultant) to coordinate all activities under the TA, in consultation with the INNOLAND, GSU, and ASAU; and (ii) a consulting firm to deliver the TA's outputs 1 and 2, and output 3's part of setting up the twinning partnership.
Responsible ADB Officer Jafarova, Sabina
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Azerbaijan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
The State Agency for Public Services & Social Inno
R36 Academician Hasan Aliyev Street
Baku, Azerbaijan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Feb 2020
Fact Finding 24 Feb 2020 to 28 Feb 2020
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2020

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