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Georgian Officials Discuss Startups Laboratory Program Inauguration Perspectives with MIT Representatives

Georgian Ambassador David Bakradze, envoy Giorgi Tsikolia and first secretary in economic issues Givi Zedelashvili have paid a visit to Boston.

On the first day, the Georgian Embassy delegation members met with Massachusetts State’s Governor Charlie Baker and discussed bilateral relations with the USA, promotion of trade initiatives and potential of Georgia’s trade mission in the mentioned State, as  well as sharing of experience of the domestic universities in technological education field .

The Georgian delegation members also met with retired col. general James Stavridis, the Dean of  Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. The parties discussed strategic communications and planning, Georgia’s contribution to global and regional security.

The meeting was held at MassChallenge office, where the Parties discussed Georgian government’s efforts for innovative technologies promotion and perspectives for improving US experience.

At the end of the first workday, David Bakradze introduced a report on Georgia-USA 25-year cooperation before Boston Committee that unites US presidents, ambassadors, military leaders, famous businessmen and distinguished representatives of scientific circles.

On April 7, the Georgian Embassy delegation visited Boston seaport, where David Bakradze held a presentation on Georgia. Boston seaport is the oldest seaport in western hemisphere. The Georgian delegation’s visit to this seaport was to establish relations with leading sea terminal and Boston shipping companies.

The Georgian delegation members also met with managing director of Boston CIC Stas Gayshan and the center director Boris Perlovski. Boston CIS is the biggest innovation center in Boston uniting more than 300 companies. At the meeting David Bakradze overviewed environment around startups and innovations in Georgia, stressed Georgia’s interest in technologies. The Parties also discussed Boston CIC activities.

Meetings were also held with representatives of Massachusetts State business circles. The parties discussed current investment environment in Georgia, economic situation and business potential. The State’s business circles showed interest in future cooperation with Georgia.

Georgian officials also held meetings with representatives of International Scientific and Technology Initiative (MISTI) of Massachusetts Technology Institute (MIT). The parties discussed future cooperation issues and perspectives for starting startups laboratory program in Georgia.

On the same day the Georgian delegation members met with Representatives of Davis Center for Russia and Eurasia Research of Harvard University. The Parties discussed perspectives for deepening relations between Davis Center and Georgia as part of Georgia and Caucasus Programs.

At the end of the visit, Georgian classic music concert named as Georgia on My Mind was held at Algonquin historic club.