Natia Turnava Met with Co-financing Grants Program Winner Startups

Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Natia Turnava met with the winners of various grant programs of the Innovation and Technology Agency.

Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Irakli Nadareishvili and Head of the Innovation and Technology Agency, Avtandil Kasradze also attended the meeting.

“Covide 19 is certainly a big challenge for the world, but it has become a new opportunity for our startups, innovators and creative people who have the chance to come up with the interesting ideas, and we always support those ideas,” – Natia Turnava told the reporters.

Natia Turnava noted that many interesting inventions have emerged in various fields, including medical technologies and inventions aimed at improving people’s lives in isolation and offering more comfort, as well as startups aimed at mitigating the impact of various challenges, such as queuing problems, safety protocols, etc.

“It is very important that there are innovations in tourism, because the tourism industry will no longer be the same as it used to be - there are a lot of new developments and our startups are helping. There are various solutions that are very interesting not only for Georgia, but also for the global market as a whole. We have a special program and policy to encourage our startups, our ecosystem, in the future. We have already prepared a package of legislative changes and we think that these are new opportunities that we will support,” – Natia Turnava said.

The meeting was held in an interactive mode. The participants of the meeting introduced to the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development the new innovative ideas, the challenges they face and their future plans.

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