AEIC Receives GIZ Representatives to Discuss Areas of Cooperation


Representatives from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH met with the AUIS Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (AEIC) on July 5, 2021 to discuss potential areas for future collaboration between the two organizations.

AEIC Director Dr. Hemin Latif delivered a presentation introducing AUIS, its academics, student life, and University community before detailing the Center’s mission and goals as well as AUIS’s entrepreneurship and innovation activities going back a decade.

Eileen Brewer, Director of the Takween Accelerator housed at AUIS, provided an introduction to that program and highlights from activities since its founding in 2019, including a current pre-accelerator program and an upcoming seminar in digital readiness launching in August 2021.

The meeting’s participants discussed ways to further develop the AUIS-GIZ relationship, including collaboration on future projects that further mutual areas of interest in growing Iraq’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.