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AUA Teams Among Creative Spark Big Idea Challenge 2021 Finalists

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The Creative Spark Big Idea Challenge 2021 competition is nearing its end. After two months of working with aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs at incubators in Yerevan, Vanadzor, and Gyumri, we are happy to announce that four teams participating on behalf of the American University of Armenia (AUA) have been selected as country finalists in the “Digital Technology” and “Climate Change” categories.

Currently, our finalists are participating in the People’s Choice Award. Take a look at their pitches and vote by July 18 for their innovative ideas that can make the world a better place.

Arbi Balaban (BSES ’24)

Fitted — An online platform where users can try on simulated clothes on a 3D model of their body. Watch the pitch here and vote for this idea here

Roza Bejanyan, Ani Davtyan, Vahe Buniatyan

MedPoint Technologies — New nano-structuring sensor for bloodless (non-invasive) early diagnostics of respiratory diseases. Watch the pitch here and vote for this idea here

Mike Mardigian

Brique Heat — Compressed blocks of biomass materials, known as briquette. Watch the pitch here and vote for this idea here.

Irina Mkrtchyan, Mkhitar Avetisyan, Gayane Davtyan, Gagik Gevorgyan

I was a plastic bottle — The first circular initiative creating yarn and synthetic fiber from plastic waste (PET) in Armenia and the region. Watch the pitch here and vote for this idea here.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, affiliated with the University of California, and accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission in the United States. AUA provides local and international students with Western-style education through top-quality undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, promotes research and innovation, encourages civic engagement and community service, and fosters democratic values

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