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Advocacy Panel


The private sector in the driving seat of the innovation strategy

Set-up around the concept of “National Innovation System” of ESCWA, the advocacy panels are one-day workshop that gather the main innovation stakeholders with the aim to strengthen the Innovation system, foster the coordination among actors involved, and improve concrete instruments of the innovation policy.

THE NEXT SOCIETY Advocacy Panels thus act as a national Task Force that facilitates public-private-academic dialogue, provides benchmarks and analyses, and share experiences on innovation and competitiveness.

In Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia, high-level steering committee gather EU and national private sector representatives and investors, relevant Ministries and their agencies, the EU Delegation as well as academic experts. All together they work to reinforce the National Innovation System and adopt appropriated actions to improve the innovation policy agenda and turn them into concrete services to innovators.


Following the three meetings of the Advocacy Panel in Lebanon, THE NEXT SOCIETY recently released a report featuring 29 actionable recommendations for universities and key ecosystem players to boost the technology transfer dynamics in Lebanon. Watch the video presentation by Dr. Mohab Anis, CEO of INNOVETY, a leading innovation management consulting firm and the expert hired by Berytech, THE NEXT SOCIETY exclusive partner in Lebanon, to conduct the Technical Assistance Mission.


Last stops: 2nd Advocacy Panel Tunisia – For an innovation policy agenda in Tunisia in February 2019National Advocacy Panel for an Innovation Policy Agenda in Palestine in March 20193rd Advocacy Panel for an Innovation Policy Agenda in Lebanon in October 2019.


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