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2nd #TechDays: EU & MENA innovators meet again!


Following the success of the 1st edition organised in Casablanca, THE NEXT SOCIETY organises a second meeting in Tunis between EU and MENA innovators including clusters, researchers, SMEs, industry experts and policy makers.

The objective of the #TechDays is to encourage collaboration between these actors of the two shores of the Mediterranean through sectoral bilateral meetings in order for participants to their strategies and portfolio of business and to bring about roadmaps for future collaborations. A workshop will also allow to tackle the difficulties met by each participant and to discuss the barriers to internationalisation and the financing conditions.

Also on the agenda, the launch of the Tech Booster in Tunisia! This acceleration programme targets “researchers-entrepreneurs”: researchers, engineers or innovators having developed a project thanks to their research studies or their scientific skills and willing to commercialise it or turn it into a business.

Thanks to a team of experts, mentors, industry experts and investors, these researchers-entrepreneurs can validate a Business model, an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) ready to access market, work on a pitch and benefit from B2Bs with industry leaders and innovation experts in their sector.

The Tech Booster acceleration programme is implemented by THE NEXT SOCIETY’s partners in Tunisia, APII and CONECT, together with U-Accelerator. 15 to 20 participants selected through a call for applications will have the opportunity to participate in a collaborative workshop on January 29 during the #TechDays.
They will then benefit from a 15-day training course divided in 3 modules: design thinking, innovation management and launch strategy. They will finally take part in a I2I meeting with targeted industrialists and investors.

Take a look at the #TechDays programme!