The Big Idea Challenge video pitch competition encourages young people from programme countries to develop an innovative ‘startup’ and tell the world about it. 

The three competition categories give all types of ideas an equal chance – whether it's about a great business venture, an amazing creative project or simply trying to make the world a better place. The categories are:

  1. Digital technology
  2. Social impact 
  3. Creative 

We've had hundreds of ideas come in and it was really difficult for our judges to narrow this list down to 63 finalists – including nine teams from Armenia.

Then, it was up to you – after two weeks of voting, we now have four winning teams in Armenia – one winning team for each category plus a popular vote winner and an overall country winner. Find out more about each of the country winners below.

GreenDom | Category winner, Social Impact and Country winner

Therapeutic Greenhouse preparing children with disabilities for the labour market.

Participants: Emma Grigoryan, Azganush Mnatsakanyan, Hrag Markarian

Institution: Yerevan V. Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences State

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VR Look | Category winner, Creative

Making museum visits more interactive and interesting.

Participants: Ani Safaryan, Mariam Julikyan, Meri Hovnanyan

Institution: American University of Armenia

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Lemonade fashion | Category winner, Digital technology

The first platform that works with Designer labels rather than Brands.

Participants: Arevik Vardanyan, Arthur Bizdikian

Institution: Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST)

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Transparent solar panels | Popular vote winner

Over 20 years of experience obtaining and researching transparent thin films.

Participants: Elbak Elbakyan, Araksi Poghosyan, Hovhannes Melikyan

Institution: Armenian National Engineering Laboratories of NPUA

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