THE NEXT SOCIETY - Innovators shaping the future in the Mediterranean since 2017
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.
24 | 06 | 2019
THE NEXT SOCIETY Levant Mentoring Programme
The European Union (EU), ANIMA Investment Network and Mowgli Mentoring will graduate the first cohort of THE NEXT SOCIETY Mentoring Program.
The graduation ceremony which will take place in Amman, Jordan, will see 18 participants (9 mentors and 9 mentees) graduate as the pioneering cohort to have successfully completed the 12-month regional mentoring program which supported participants from Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.
24 | 06 | 2019
THE NEXT SOCIETY Soft landing
Soft landing by THE NEXT SOCIETY allows start-ups, clusters and innovation stakeholders from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia to get short term business support from a European network of soft-landing hubs providers.
Some of THE NEXT SOCIETY start-ups already landed softly in the European market & tested their solutions thanks to our partner EBN Innovation Network.
17 | 05 | 2019
Call for experts – Egypt
As a direct follow-up of the public-private dialogue conducted during advocacy panel meetings in Egypt, THE NEXT SOCIETY launches an open consultancy on line. The selected experts will be in charge of conducting a technical assistance mission to support the development of an operational accelerator for start-ups internationalization in Egypt. The consultancy is open for Egyptian and international experts and applications should be sent to THE NEXT SOCIETY coordination team at firstname.lastname@example.org before May 15, 2019.
24 | 04 | 2019
The 2nd Innovators Academy in Tunis
On 23 and 24 April 2019 in Tunis, EBAN - the European Business Angel Network and APII, the Tunisian Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation, with the support of ANIMA Investment Network, B@Labs and CONECT, organised the 2nd Innovators Academy of the THE NEXT SOCIETY initiative. This event launched the acceleration programme for the 2nd promotion of Start-up Booster Track entrepreneurs and the 1st Tunisian promotion of researcher-entrepreneurs accompanied by the Tech Transfer Booster Track.
23 | 04 | 2019
Startup AFRICA SUMMIT
From 6 to 8 December 2018, Rabat hosted Startup AFRICA SUMMIT, the leading international event on the African startup scene, bringing together entrepreneurs, mentors, industry experts, investors and leaders of innovation ecosystems in Europe and the MENA region and members of the Moroccan diaspora. More than 300 participants and about 30 international speakers from more than 20 different countries worked together on internationalization in Africa and explored investment opportunities.
15 | 04 | 2019
THE NEXT SOCIETY and the European Commission through the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), with the support of StartUp Morocco and ANIMA Investment Network, organised the 1st edition of #TechDays, an event for cluster managers from Europe and the Middle East and North Africa region, which took place in Casablanca, Morocco, from 9 to 11 April 2019, in the margins of the Logismed exhibition.
09 | 04 | 2019
Technology Transfer Bootcamp Lebanon
The "TTO bootcamp : From Research to Innovation", organised by Berytech aimed at turning research and innovation projects that are close to markets, to potential viable business projects covering the essentials of :Intellectual Property (Assessment, rights & protection), technology development and commercialization, entrepreneurship process & business modelling, access to market and funding.
06 | 03 | 2019
Call for experts - Lebanon
In direct line with the public-private dialogue conducted during advocacy panel meetings since the beginning of THE NEXT SOCIETY in Beirut, the initiative is launching an open consultancy for the support of Technology Transfer in Lebanon. The selected experts will be in charge of conducting a technical assistance mission to support the development of a technology transfer mechanism in universities in Lebanon. This call is open for Lebanese and international experts and applications should be sent to THE NEXT SOCIETY coordination team email@example.com before February 28, 2019.
12 | 02 | 2019