On February 20, 2020, the opening ceremony of the Innovation House of Azerbaijan was held in Silicon Valley of the United States of America (USA). Azerbaijan Innovation House was established by the “INNOLAND” incubation and acceleration center of the state agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
About 100 Azerbaijanis living in Silicon Valley and nearby areas, working in the field of innovation and high technologies attended the event at Stanford University.
Deputy Chairman of the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations Under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Salmanov emphasized that the opening of the Azerbaijani Innovation House is a logical continuation of the work carried out in the field of innovation in our country. It was noted that the Center, which will play the role of a bridge between Silicon Valley and our country, will bring together startups created by Azerbaijanis living here. At the same time, our startups will support them to come to Silicon Valley, gain experience and develop their own startups.
Company representatives, startups and professors from Standford University also spoke at the ceremony and talked about the importance of the project.Also discussed were” Azerbaijan Innovation House’s contribution to the Azerbaijani innovation environment“, “ASAN service” and its role in the innovation environment”, “eco indicators in the region” and other topics.
Within the framework of the event, the first forum of the Tech diaspora, created on the initiative of our compatriots living abroad and with the support of Innoland, was also held.
The main goals of the Tech diaspora are to develop the startup ecosystem in Azerbaijan, to further strengthen the relations of Azerbaijani startup ecosystem players living in different countries of the world, Azerbaijanis working in the field of innovative technologies with our country, to ensure the relations and joint activity between them.
The activity of diasporas, as well as the trends in the field of innovative technologies, will give an impetus to the close monitoring and application of technologies in Azerbaijan. Coordination of local startups with Azerbaijani startups living outside the borders of our country will increase the access of local startups to the global market.
Azerbaijan Innovation House was established with the financial support of SOCAR.
The event continued with interesting discussions and evening.