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Middle-East and North African cluster managers are exchanging during the Benchmarking Visit and Training mission.

Make the best of your BV&T in 2021!

This booklet has been published during the "First rendezvous between Provence (Southern France) and MENA clusters" which was organised online by risingSUD and France Clusters to prepare the 2021 Benchmarking Visit & Training. It presents the opportunities of collaboration between EU and MENA clusters. 

27 | 11 | 2020


Meet « Yes Theatre », THE NEXT SOCIETY start-up in Palestine!

Through this video, Ma'moun Al Herimi introduces you to « Yes Theatre », a cultural start-up benefiting from THE NEXT SOCIETY Start-up Booster Track support programme that targets youth, children, adults, housewives and families in the Al-Khalil (Hebron) Governorate Palestine.

24 | 11 | 2020

recycling clothes by FabricAid, Lebanese social entreprise

Meet FabricAid, THE NEXT SOCIETY start-up in Lebanon!

Through this video, Christina Naim introduces us to FabricAid, a Lebanese social enterprise supported by THE NEXT SOCIETY that enables underprivileged communities to get decent clothes at extremely affordable prices while reducing fabric waste.

24 | 11 | 2020

Mentoring for Cluster THE NEXT SOCIETY: Cluster Mentoring Reloaded

Call for mentors: Cluster Mentoring Reloaded

THE NEXT SOCIETY is looking for cluster practitioners, cluster managers or cluster management experts willing to share their knowledge as mentors. The Cluster Mentoring Reloaded programme aims to go in-depth into cluster management topics and improve the management skills of cluster beneficiaries through the support of an experienced peer.

Applications should be sent by 4 December 2020.

24 | 11 | 2020


Call for experts - Palestine

The purpose of this consultancy mission is to support the Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence (HCIE) to develop a National Innovation Strategy in Palestine. He/she will also be in charge to design programs that allow to implement this strategy by assigning roles and responsibilities within the ecosystem.

Applications should be sent to welcome@thenextsociety.co before December 3rd, 2020.

16 | 11 | 2020

Satelit project Technology Transfer

Initiation to the Culture of Innovation and Technology Transfer

The SATELIT project - Academic Solutions for the Euro-Mediterranean Territory Leader of Innovations and Technological Transfers of Excellence, ecosystem partner of THE NEXT SOCIETY, has published a MOOC on “Initiation to the Culture of Innovation and Technology Transfer”. 

24 | 09 | 2020

Policy lab webinar screenshot

1st Policy Lab THE NEXT SOCIETY - Full online session

Watch now the full online Policy Lab session organised by THE NEXT SOCIETY and unravel the main features of the Start-up Act, the challenges faced for its implementation and its impact on the Tunisian entrepreneurial ecosystem.

12 | 08 | 2020


First Policy Lab THE NEXT SOCIETY: Amel Saidane’s contribution, President of Tunisian Startups

On 29 June 2020, THE NEXT SOCIETY organised “Unravel the Tunisian Startup Act: Impact, challenges and lessons for the region”, first Policy Lab of the initiative which addressed the experience of the Tunisian Start-up Act, the first legislation of its kind in Africa approved by the Tunisian Parliament back in 2018, which paved the way for the country to become a start-up nation and a digital hub in the region.

06 | 08 | 2020

Dr. Mohab Anis, CEO of INNOVETY - THE NEXT SOCIETY video

THE NEXT SOCIETY - 29 actionable recommendations to boost the technology transfer in Lebanon (short version)

THE NEXT SOCIETY developed a technical assistance mission in Lebanon supported by Berytech, THE NEXT SOCIETY Lebanon’s exclusive partner, in order to establish a solid technology transfer process at Lebanese universities and give researchers the knowledge and tools to innovate and commercialize their research. 

10 | 07 | 2020