Building on the successful pilot of the Innovation Factory program in Lebanon that accelerates applied research projects to market, and leveraging on THE NEXT SOCIETY community, Berytech has built a regional digital edition of the program, called the Regional Innovation Factory.
Twenty-one (21) projects have been selected from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia to participate in a bootcamp (December, 2-4 and 9-11) led by international experts, and focusing on teamwork, networking, mentoring sessions with international and local experts, learning, applied knowledge and exchange of expertise.
The teams will pitch in front of jury members on the 17th of December from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM Beirut time (GMT+2) to get feedback and get selected to receive incubation support from Berytech. In February 2021, 7 selected teams will attend a virtual matchmaking event with industry experts and potential investors for the selected projects. The selected teams will benefit from the 4-month incubation support from Berytech and partners including technical and business assistance. One team will be selected for a Soft-landing opportunity to get short-term business and collaboration support from a European partner.