The Innovation HUB Tirana project is being developed by the Ministry of Innovation and Public Administration (MIAP)  and two partners Barleti Institute for Research and Development (BIRD)  and Partners Albania (PA) in the framework of Italian – Albanian Debt for Development Swap Program (IADSA)

Innovation HUB Tirana is a project financed by the Italian – Albanian Debt for Development Swap Program for a 2 year time period.

The project has as Overall Objectives: To promote and support the social inclusion and sustainable employment programmes for young people by enhancing their active involvement in ICT entrepreneurship, creative, innovative and competitive actions through capacity building, partnership development and growth of entrepreneurial activity, start-ups and SMEs.

The aim of the project is to create a generation of young entrepreneurs by strengthening collaborative networking opportunities and support on the dedicated stages of the preparation of the business idea.

Strengthening cooperation and increasing competitiveness constitute a need for the new ventures.
In this regard it is necessary to strengthen support for youth entrepreneurship through intensified coordination efforts, notably through public, private and civil society organizations.

This need, through an efficient process would enable optimization of synergies and increase the efficiency of energy expended, foregoing cost-effective approaches in their support to youth entrepreneurship.