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Research to innovation labs


"We can create companies which have innovation at the heart of their DNA to foster research and job creation".

Abdelhak Mouradi, Director of Scientific Research and Innovation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Morocco

You are a researcher, a teacher, a post graduate, an engineer or a technician and you work in an university or a research institute in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine or Tunisia? You have developed a technology that may be of interest to a business? Apply to our Research to Innovation Labs!

Research to Innovation Labs are challenges that target technologies which:

  • address major industrial, societal and environmental challenges: frugal innovation, inclusion, resource management, food independence, etc.
  • are locally-developed and not necessarily high tech: low techs welcome!
  • have gone beyond the proof-of-concept stage: no focus on research
  • are transferable: no Intellectual Property (IP) issues.

Researchers selected after the call for applications of the Research to Innovation Lab will participate in a “Showcase your technologies!” event to pitch their projects.

Winners will be granted national and regional visibility via THE NEXT SOCIETY regional portfolio i-success and a free access to tailor-made consulting services to accelerate their market entry: marketing, legal expertise, etc. They will also be invited to Innovation 2 Industry events to connect with potential clients during dedicated business meetings!