Innovative ideas for tourism development in Armenia - Hackathon

07 Apr 2018 - 08 Apr 2018
Vanadzor Technology Center

The Hackathon aims to promote tourism industry in Armenia

IDC Security Roadshow 2018. Yerevan, Armenia

04 Apr 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Yerevan

Cybertech trends will be discussed at the event

Nina Achadjian


Founder of HIVE Seed Fund

Karen Vardanyan

Union of Information Technology Enterprises

Executive director at Union of information technology enterprises

Haig Kayserian


Australia-based angel investor, founder of KAYWEB and KAYWEB Angels

Marina Mkhitaryan

Kolba Lab

UNDP/Kolba Innovations Lab Lead


Photo editor


Math teaching online app

Yerevan Events

Yerevan entertainment, cultural and events guide


Discover new hiking trails in Armenia, connect with local guides

Armenia Today

Get the latest Armenian news from different sources.


City events guide


Combination of taxi and carpooling


Online taxi service

DigiTec exhibits an electric car assembled in Armenia

The 13th annual DigiTec tech expo opened today in Yerevan, featuring an electric car assembled in Armenia and a system for design and testing of self-driving cars.

The project is implemented by the Engineering City.

Project Manager at National Instruments Ruben Simonyan told they present two areas of focus: electric cars and solutions for self-driving cars.

“The whole world is working on that and we should do the same in Armenia. We need to increase the number of electric cars and the percentage of self-driving or driver assistance systems. We’re exhibiting the electric car we assembled in Armenia. Essentially, it’s a continuation of our engineering culture. This isn’t a novelty. The first electric car was assembled in Armenia back in 1975. Now we should extend that culture,” said Ruben Simonyan.

The displayed car is equipped with devices that help the driver orientate in the car, such as radar, camera, and laser equipment. The sensors weren’t produced in Armenia, National Instruments worked on design and testing of the entire system.

According to Ruben Simonyan, their solution allows algorithm-based testing in laboratory conditions.

“To make sure that the car will operate smoothly in different situations, you need to drive millions of kilometers. Producers used to do exactly that and some of them still do. But that requires too much time and expenses, which affects the car’s price. Our testing doesn’t require driving millions of kilometers in specialized areas. We can simulate the same scenario for several times to make sure the system’s working fine,” explained Ruben Simonyan.

A team of around 20 people worked on designing and testing the self-driving car. They collaborated with a number of famous foreign companies.

The Engineering City is the turning point in development of high tech in Armenia, a product of public-private cooperation, aimed at making Armenia an engineering research center and a forge of unique solutions and products in the region. reported previously about self-driving car solutions developed in Armenia.

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