FOSTERING SYNERGY BETWEEN TOURISM AND INNOVATION Tourism Innovation Academy HIGHLIGHTING ARMENIA'S UNIQUE CULTURE Tourism Innovation Academy PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE GREEN-TOURISM Tourism Innovation Academy EXPLORING ECO-, AGRI- AND ADVENTURE TOURISM Tourism Innovation Academy

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Mission

The Tourism Innovation Academy (TIA), under the umbrella of the Tourism Support Center Foundation (TSC) targets the development of the tourism sector, by fostering a tourism startup ecosystem and providing extensive entrepreneurship support.

Vision

The Tourism Innovation Academy works to support entrepreneurs with relevant skills and knowledge as well as access to networks and the opportunity to compete in both national and global markets.

Goals

To assist tourism-related teams throughout their entrepreneurship journey. To nurture innovative startup businesses as they work to become scalable and sustainable enterprises.

Values

We believe in the broad inclusiveness and the active participation of entrepreneurial talents who have limited access to resources. This includes disabled persons, youth, displaced persons, marginalized communities from rural or remote areas.

Skills

We are here to cultivate and enrich your arsenal of unique skillsets for future pursuits.

Networks

We promote interactions and cooperation between the movers and shakers in the industry.

Knowledge

Allow our experts and mentors to impart their specific knowledge to help your ideas grow and prosper.

Opportunities

The combination of all our offerings will lead to opportunities for your initiatives to scale up.

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The Tourism Innovation Academy

  • What is the Tourism Innovation Academy project?

    Tourism Innovation Academy (TIA), under the umbrella of the Tourism Support Center Foundation (TSC) targets the development of the tourism sector, by fostering a tourism start-up ecosystem and providing extensive entrepreneurship support.

    The Tourism Innovation Academy supports entrepreneurs with relevant skills, knowledge as well as access to networks and the opportunity to compete in both national and global markets. 

    This project is brought to you by EU4Business, the German Development Cooperation GIZ Armenia (GIZ) Tourism Support Center and Impact Hub Yerevan.

  • The Challenge and Objectives

    There is a lack of innovative approaches to tackling issues in the Republic of Armenia’s tourism sector. There is a need to build and develop a tourism startup ecosystem, and create an environment for growing investable, scalable and replicable projects. 

    Tourism Innovation Academy works to promote tourism ventures with a dedicated approach, nurturing the pipeline of successful business concepts into viable projects. TIA prepares and activates tourism startups providing systematic entrepreneurship assistance and promotion, regardless of the stage of their business.

    The main objective of the TIA Project is to implement a successful Incubation Program, Pre-Acceleration Program, Acceleration Program and beyond, all with the goal to activate startups and validate ideas, nurturing the pipeline of successful business concepts. 

    We provide systematic and continued entrepreneurship assistance to tourism startups and ventures throughout each phase.  TIA’s team supports the development of ideas and uplifts existing solutions further helping them to build on their strengths and overcome hurdles in the process.

  • Target Groups

    We are ready to support tourism industry startups and initiatives regardless of their stages.  We are open to working with teams with innovative tourism ideas, emerging businesses, startups as well as established businesses.