Armenian National Engineering Laboratory (ANEL)

This PPP aims to help address Armenia’s shortage of and demand for qualified specialists trained in up-to-date technologies.

Armenian National Engineering Laboratory (ANEL)

This initiative will strengthen local educational capabilities and enhance the research potential of the Armenian engineering sector by upgrading and expanding the State Engineering University of Armenia’s (SEUA) educational and research facilities. Through this partnership, USAID will harness new technology emerging from improved engineering education and research to address practical problems in Armenian society. State-of-the-art educational and research laboratories equipped with modern engineering equipment and software tools from prominent companies have been created.

ANEL occupies four floors in the SEUA Yerevan campus building #10. The facility includes educational and research laboratories in thirty specializations covering the six major directions of SEUA: Cybernetics, Radio Engineering and Communication Systems, Power Energy, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Machine Building Engineering, and Transport Applications. ANEL will provide students with a combination of technical training and research opportunities, including qualified trainers and modern curricula, to prepare them for careers in engineering. These resources will be available to all interested parties, such as research institutions, other universities, and the private sector.

As part of this public-private partnership, USAID contributed equipment, software, and technical assistance, and the Ministry supported the renovations of the laboratory space at SEUA. National Instruments, the Enterprise Incubator Foundation, and SEUA are the primary partners for the three-year program’s implementation, including initial setup, management and supervision, co-funding and training.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA)

    Armenia | Staff size: 251-500

    Hayastani Petakan Tchartaragitakan Hamalsaran (Politekhnik)

    Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA), the former Yerevan Polytechnic Institute, is the main provider of...

  • National Instruments

    Service Providers, Independent/None
    United States | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Since 1976, NI has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges with powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate...

  • Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF)

    Armenia | Staff size: 26-50

    Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) is one of the largest technology business incubators and IT development agencies in the region, operating in Yerevan, Armenia. Established in 2002 within...

Key Information

LocationCentral Asia, Armenia
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 6.39 Million