Ambassador Hogan participated at the launch of the renovation of the Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer in Balti today. This center, housed by the Balti State University, is expected to open in September 2021 and will serve as an innovation and economic accelerator for the northern region of the country, providing students and young professionals access to laboratories, training rooms, co-working areas, and business offices for startups in ICT, automotive, fashion manufacturing, and other regional industries.
In his opening remarks, the ambassador praised the collaboration between multiple local partners, a public-private partnership for the greater educational and economic benefit of Moldova. He stated the U.S. Government is proud to offer support to the next generation of Moldovans so that they can build a prosperous, competitive Moldova integrated in the European market space.
USAID Moldova alongside Sweden and UK Aid, will contribute over 500 thousand dollars to the Center. The Balti Regional Innovation Center builds on the successful development of university-based industry excellence centers Tekwill, Artcor, FabLab, Ziphouse and Future Classroom, which were established with USAID support.
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