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Lebanon Elevator Roadshow Highlights

On 16 November 2017, Innovation stakeholders came together at the Elevator Roadshow THE NEXT SOCIETY held in Beirut to celebrate creativity, leadership, sustainable solutions and long-term partnerships.

22 | 08 | 2018


THE NEXT SOCIETY Opening event in Athens

Ms. Rena Dourou, Governor of the region of Attica talked about policy perspectives during THE NEXT SOCIETY opening event held in Athens on 16 May 2017.
This video is only available in Greek.

22 | 08 | 2018


THE NEXT SOCIETY Entrepreneurs Mentoring Programme

THE NEXT SOCIETY’s movement aims to mobilise entrepreneurs, innovators and corporate ecosystems to tackle the innovation and sustainable development challenges faced in the Mediterranean.
As a key pillar in the project, Mowgli Mentoring will train and capacity build 120 entrepreneurs by providing 360 degree mentoring support to innovators and entrepreneurs across the 7 target countries in the MENA region

22 | 08 | 2018

Tunisian Business Innovation Day

Tunisian Business Innovation Day – June 2018

ANIMA Investment Network in partnership with APII and CONECT launched the first edition of the Tunisian Business and Innovation Day which was held at the Espace Tunis Arena on 27 June 2018, as part of THE NEXT SOCIETY. 

This major event of THE NEXT SOCIETY's action plan will bring together a national and international audience around the following objectives

27 | 06 | 2018

Annual Conference THE NEXT SOCIETY

Annual Conference THE NEXT SOCIETY

The first Annual Conference THE NEXT SOCIETY was held in Tunis at the Hotel Le Paris on 26 June 2018. This special moment in the life of the initiative brought together all the partner organisations and present the main achievements, difficulties and successes after a first year of implementation. This conference allowed experience sharing among the different countries and at regional level. 

26 | 06 | 2018


Support for an innovation policy agenda

THE NEXT SOCIETY in its “Policy framework” component, aims to improve innovation strategies and ecosystems in the MED countries and has planned different activities to do so.

17 | 06 | 2018

THE NEXT SOCIETY Refresher Session


THE NEXT SOCIETY refresher session where we are engaging mentors who have been empowering entrepreneurs & innovators in the country! It is exciting to connect again as we pursue to encourage business sustainability through mentorship! 

This mentor session took place in Jordan.

17 | 05 | 2018

THE NEXT SOCIETY Innovators Academy Milan

THE NEXT SOCIETY Innovators Academy Milan

An Innovators Academy was held during the event organised by ANIMA Investment Network in the framework of THE NEXT SOCIETY initiative. During this activity organised by EBAN - the European Business Angels Network and EBN - International Network for BICs, start-ups had the opportunity to work on their pitch and business plan with angel investors and VCs, improve their IP strategy, and connect with the other MENA entrepreneurs that were selected.

07 | 05 | 2018

Egypt Adovacy Panel

Egypt Advocacy Panel

The first meeting of the Advocacy Panel THE NEXT SOCIETY for an innovation policy Agenda in Egypt was organised by the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurhip Center with the support of GAFI (General Authority for Investments) and ANIMA Investment Network. The first meeting of this Advocacy Panel included presentations of ranking analysis and enterprise surveys as well as international best practices on innovation and competitiveness

23 | 04 | 2018