THE NEXT SOCIETY: join the movement!
THE NEXT SOCIETY is an open community of changemakers, entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, NGOs, public and private innovation, research and economic development hubs from Europe and 7 Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.
THE NEXT SOCIETY aims at mobilising, promoting and reinforcing innovation ecosystems and economic development in the MENA region.
THE NEXT SOCIETY supports the emergence of talents and innovative leaders who will drive the next trends and usages by targeting start-ups, clusters and technology transfer offices to accompany their development. We place the private sector in the driving seat of innovation strategies.
THE NEXT SOCIETY echoes an inclusive philosophy based on corporate social responsibility, because value creation is also about being inclusive and impact-driven.
The SOCIETY commitments:
Remove the barriers to innovation
Unleash the creative potential
Reinforce innovation ecosystems
Foster value creation
Push forward concrete solutions
THE NEXT SOCIETY has launched a four-year action plan (2017-2020), co-funded by the European Union up to 90% for a global amount of EUR 7.8 million budget, which impacts several levels of the innovation ecosystems:
- Improve policy frameworks.
THE NEXT SOCIETY establishes a public-private dialogue and benchmarks Mediterranean innovation ecosystems in order to design and implement country strategic roadmaps and improve innovation support strategies.
- Foster start-up successes.
THE NEXT SOCIETY offers tailor-made support to Mediterranean start-ups to help them go international and raise funds thanks to tailor-made services: innovators academies, mentoring, soft landing, bootcamps, international business development missions and power dinners with investors.
To know more and learn about eligibility criteria, download the Start-up Booster Track.
- Promote and internationalise clusters.
THE NEXT SOCIETY develops peer-learning services for business and industrial clusters as well as foreign partnerships and guides them towards a Cluster Excellence management approach.
Read here the Cluster Booster Track description.
- Accelerating technology transfer towards the enterprise.
THE NEXT SOCIETY involves technology transfer offices, universities, researchers and creators to develop solutions to the challenges faced by their countries, through calls for projects and workshops with potential users of these solutions (large international firms, industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, civil society).
More information on the TTO Booster Track.
For more information, please download THE NEXT SOCIETY presentation brochure here.