launched by the Agricultural University of Tirana, to select 25 young people (18-35 yrs old) in order to develop their business idea (start-up)

Accompanying path in Business creation in agrifood sector


This initiative is launched in the frame of TTO4food project (Enhancement of knowledge transfer in the food sector strengthening technological transfer offices in Albanian Universities). The project aims aims to create 4 new Technology Transfer Office (TTOs) in the Agricultural University of Tirana, the University “Aleksandër Moisiu” of Durres, the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora and the University “Fan S Noli” of Korca. Partners of the Project are the CIHEAM Bari, the University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, the University of Technology (CUT) of Cyprus and the university spin-off Sinagri srl.

Objective of the call

25 young people  will be selected  based on the entrepreneurial idea they present) in one of the following sectors: agrifood, diversification of activities in the agricultural.

The selected candidates will benefit of an accompanying path in Business creation in agrifood helping them to develop their idea into a business initiative (start-up).

Accompanying path


The selected participants will benefit from an accompanying path, animated by the University professors and CIHEAM Bari experts, encompassing frontal lectures, teamwork, and mentoring, starting from July ending in September/October.

The training aims to improve the entrepreneurial competences of students on issues relevant to the development of innovative business companies, such as creativity and idea generation, Buyer personas, Value proposition, Market research, Business Model and Pitching.

At the end of the training, the participants will present a pitch to share their business idea and to take part to an event to be held in September/October , with the participation of enterprises, investorsand innovation actors operating in the sector concerned.

Eligibility criteria  

Students and ex students (age 18-35 ) of the university are welcome to submit their applications and submit an entrepreneurial idea.

How to apply  

Please fill the application form in attachment and send it to (xxxxxx) by 26/06/2022 .

Upon the conclusion of the selection process, the selected participants will receive the schedule of classes.

Selection modality

The selection will be carried out by an impartial international committee composed of experts in the sector of entrepreneurship and innovation.

The selection will be based solely on the evaluation of the presented documentation according to the criteria listed in the table below.




Quality of the description of the proposal



Innovation content of the idea



Overall impact of the proposal



Overall quality of the creative way adopted to present the proposal






The final selection will be published on the website …..

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