The aim of the meeting was to discuss the progress regarding equipment purchase and instalment for the establishment of USIA for five partner universities in Albania. Public universities are about to start the tendering procedures in line with their regulatory framework. The slight delay is due to the issues of opening a project bank account. Private universities have started the tender procedure and the finalization of equipment purchase is expected in the coming months. USIA will be established in 5 partner universities and equipped with necessary infrastructure to ensure knowledge and innovation transfer.