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PM Masrour Barzani announces the launch of Kurdistan’s first innovation house

Erbil, Kurdistan Region (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today attended the launch ceremony of Kurdistan Innovation House (KII), designed to support innovators and researchers.

Prime Minister Barzani began his speech by condemning the missile and drone strikes that targeted Koya town and Zergwez in Sulaimani earlier in the day, deeming it as a violation of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region’s sovereignty.

With the participation of the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani as well as several other officials, the Prime Minister said that the KII is an important step towards the enrichment of the community.

“Today is a milestone in our collective growth; as we unveil a center that will be integral to the development of our youth and economy. The institute that we are launching will be a place that gives life to ideas, where creativity is enhanced, where knowledge is distilled, and innovation rewarded,” said the Prime Minister.

Fostering innovation in the Kurdistan region, KII is an institution that provides training, professional networks, financing and expertise in entrepreneurship, business planning, and operational management in the Kurdistan Region.

KII will be an “epicenter of what I have long aspired for Kurdistan – a Knowledge Nation. A place where the best endeavors of our brightest people will be given the space and resources to prosper,” noted Prime Minister Barzani.

The new innovation house is “tailored specifically to our youth, providing the equipment and financing necessary to pursue their ideas,” said the Prime Minister, a place where “anyone who dares to innovate, who wants to devote their time to research and entrepreneurship and the development of technology” will be welcomed.

The KII was founded on the initiative of Prime Minister Barzani, who continues to support Kurdistani youth in the pursuit of their hopes and ideas.

Prime Minister Barzani addressed the talents of the Kurdish youth in the Kurdistan Region and abroad. “They’ve strengthened my resolve and influenced policies in my government,” he said while speaking of the projects they have started and the initiatives they made.


Full speech by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani at the launch ceremony of Kurdistan Innovation House

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