Silicon Valley Tbilisi
First private high tech centre opens in Georgia

As well as offering student education, Silicon Valley Tbilisi will become home to satellite offices of more than 60 world leading technology firms. Photo by the PM's press office., 16 Sep 2016 - 17:49, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia is embracing its growing potential as a technology nation by opening a special space where local developers, software engineers and entrepreneurs can bring their bright ideas to life.

After opening the first Technology Park in capital Tbilisi, laying the foundations for the first Kutaisi Campus University Project in the west and beginning construction of Tbilisi Technical University, today the country’s first private high technological centre, Silicon Valley Tbilisi, officially opened.

This is a groundbreaking project and we are pleased this is the first private investment in the area of high technologies,” said Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili after opening Silicon Valley Tbilisi.

Located on Chavchavadze Ave in Georgia’s capital city, the large facility will become a learning place for children and tertiary learners. It will also become home to satellite offices of more than 60 world leading technology firms.

Georgia's Prime Minister took part in ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo by the PM's press office. 

Silicon Valley Tbilisi brings the IT Academy, the University of Business and Technologies, a school, laboratory and research centres into one space. The centre will also house student campuses, a summer school for children with outdoor play areas and swimming pools.

Silicon Valley Tbilisi will also offer three levels of tertiary education – bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees.

We are delighted to see the Government’s initiatives – which started last year for developing technological education, such as opening the Techno Park, developing high-tech and innovative areas - became so popular for the private sector. This new facility will contribute to fostering development of innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit in Georgia,” PM said.

Georgia's PM hoped the new center would provide "great support" to software engineers and entrepreneurs for developing their business ideas. Photo by the PM's press office. 

A dual education model will be implemented at Silicon Valley Tbilisi, meaning the high technological centre will ensure employment of its students after receiving their education.

It is a welcoming fact that this model of dual professional education will operate in thie centre. This model implies acquiring of practical experience alongside gaining an education and it directly supports the implementation of the Government’s four-point reform agenda,” said Kvirikashvili.

Other people who can use the new facility include Georgian developers, program engineers and entrepreneurs. The new space will allow them to fully develop their business ideas, deepening their technological skills and expand their personal skills.