The private sector in the driving seat of the innovation strategy
To ensure the implementation of an effective innovation framework agenda in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia, the formation of a high-level steering committee is required at national level. Such panels oversee innovation roadmap formulation, its implementation, evaluation and update.
Set-up around the concept of “National Innovation System”, these advocacy panels gather the main innovation stakeholders with the aim to strengthen the national 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 which facilitate public-private-academic dialogue, present benchmarks and analysis, and share experiences on innovation and competitiveness.
In each country, meetings of the advocacy panels 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 as much as possible turn them into concrete services to innovators.