Kolba Innovations Lab!

Do you have an idea for a social start-up
that will improve life in Armenia?

How it works? Join us!

Innovating public governance in Armenia

Kolba Lab crowdsourced innovating public governance
to the employees of the Government of RA and Ministry of Justice.

How? What’s next?

Want to engage with the network of social entrepreneurs,
talented citizens, thinkers and fixers?

Interested in participating in co-design workshops, social innovation camps or hackathons?

Sign up for events alert! Come to Kolba Café!


Synergy wanted: creative citizens & cities

How we interact with cities we live in? How does the city shapes its residents’ behavior and how we shape the city and its’ spirit? What is the best way of interaction between citizens and cities to ensure blossom of culture and activism? Cultural life plays important role in citizens’ everyday life, impacting their interests, habits and even career, even is one not working in the cultural sector. To explore how cities can work tog...

What's next in Hardware Development?

Increasingly, Armenia is positioning itself as a software hub in the region. Many Armenia-based startups have connections and partnerships across the globe, from angel investors linked to the Armenian diaspora communities living in and around Silicon Valley to a number of prominent venture funds in Europe and beyond.Yet, during Soviet times Armenia was mostly known as country with strong engineering background.While in recent years Arme...

Armenia Start-Up Cup National Challenge 2017

While many of us are enjoying summer holidays, last weekend was busy and productive for people who responded to Innovation Challenge on Education and were shortlisted for participation in the Start-Up Cup National Challenge event. Participants worked on their innovative ideas from early morning till late evening. In partnership with BizNest and IAB Internaional Business Academy we hae organized Armenia Start-up Cup National Challenge ev...

Making our education systems fit for the 21st century is not a problem that Armenia faces alone. All around the world, governments are looking critically at the way they approach education. 

The future of Armenia is dependent on whether we can shift from outdated learning behaviors, and reach out to a whole new era of technologies, resources and opportunities.

Kolba Lab is looking for activists and change-makers from across the social spectrum who have ideas for shaking up educational services, to create an active, 21st century-ready population.

Is this you?  Then join us! 19th June, 2017 is the deadline for the submission of your ideas! 



Stay tuned for upcoming events and innovation challenges

What are you up against? And what can we all do about it?

Unlike other Kolba Challenges this space is open to all ideas. You define the challenge, you create the response… we give you help along the way.

We are looking for you, the change-maker, the activist, the innovator. No idea is too big or too small. If you have a good understanding of a problem and the passion to solve it then join us! 

Our random submissions page is always open and we are always listening. Your ideas and suggestions will be reviewed on quarterly basis, so with innovation there comes patience also!

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