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Winners of the "A-Hub Acceleration Program" awarded in Shusha

As reported earlier, the global finals of the “A-Hub Acceleration Program” for 2023 took place on June 2 at the Baku Crystal Hall, supported by the Ministry of Culture and in collaboration with ICESCO and “New Space Open Innovation” as part of the Digital Creative Weekend project.

The winners of the program were awarded during a ceremony on June 3 at the Shusha Hotel-Congress Center.

Over 11 innovative teams from 30 countries, including Azerbaijan, Djibouti, Tunisia, Tajikistan, Türkiye, Libya, Senegal, Somalia, Egypt, Mali, and Sudan, participated in the world final. These innovators presented their concepts and competed for a $30,000 cash prize.

According to the final results, "Snack Pack" (Azerbaijan) took first place, "ReSkill" (Tajikistan) took second place, "Biopols" (Türkiye) earned third place, and "Caredify" (Tunisia) earned fourth place. The respective cash prizes awarded were 10, 8, 6, and 6 thousand US dollars.

The "A-Hub Accelerator" is an initiative implemented by ICESCO and "New Space Open Innovation" and established with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan. This program supports creative and technological startups by giving them access to essential resources and mentorship to develop their ideas. Launched as a pilot project in 2021, the accelerator now operates in 20 countries and continues to expand.


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