Tirana has become the most innovative city in the country! Among the dozens of opportunities that Tirana offers, ranging from co-working spaces or programs for young people, hundreds of young people are developing their ideas every day.

During May 18, 2022, from 10:00 to 14:30, the Department of Management, Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana, in the framework of concluding the Innovation study course, organized the “Young Innovators” competition at the “Liria” building.

Present in this competition were about 250 third year students in the Branches of Business Administration and Economic Informatics; Dean of the Faculty of Economics; Lecturers of the Department of Management and the Department of Finance; Representatives from businesses; Representatives from the Municipality of Tirana and other institutions.

During the activity, greeting words were held:

  • Z. Dhori KULE, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana;
  • Znj. Etleva LESKAJ,Head of Department of Management, Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana;
  • Z. Valer PINDERI, Entrepreneur and founder of the largest online store in Albania Aladini;
  • Z. Valentin CELA, Former Student of Business Administration, Winner of the Innovation Competition 5 years ago and currently a member of “VIAL”.

Under the moderation of two Innovation lecturers, Msc. Ada BICI dhe Msc. Megi CALI, all 14 finalist groups presented their work in front of a professional evaluation panel consisting of:

  • Znj. Ardita SEKNAJ, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce, Albania;
  • Znj. Etleva LESKAJ, Head of Department of Management, Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana;
  • Z. Ermir PUKA, General Director of Information Technology, Innovation and Data, Municipality of Tirana;
  • Znj. Nertila BUSHO, Lecturer of Innovation Course in the Department of Management, Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana;
  • Z. Patrik FETAHAJ, Adviser for the promotion of start-ups at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (EU for Innovation) in Albania.
  • Z. Valer PINDERI, Entrepreneur, founder of the largest online store in Albania Aladini;
  • Z. Valentin CELA, former Student of Business Administration, Winner of the Innovation Competition 5 years ago and currently a member of “VIAL”.

At the end of the competition, certificates of participation were distributed to all students of the finalist groups and the following winning ideas were announced:

  • The first prize went to the idea: “Student Life” by student Amarilda Koka.
  • The second prize was given to the idea: “Water Tap Lamp” by students Eniard Daja, Sara Gëzhilli, Aldo Elmazi, Irisi Xhengo.
  • The third prize was given to the idea: “Smart Light” by students Artjola Zalla, Eleni Kullira, Lorena Rama, Enada Bengaj.
  • The fourth prize was given to the idea: “Your Farm” by students Alondra Lleshaj, Tea Vocaj, Sanduela Domi, Orkida Gjonca.
  • The special award was given to the idea: “Hope for a better future” by students Emrulla Ramilli, Flavio Kaja, Levisa Pjetri, Shpresim Tahiraj.
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