Berytech Launches the second edition of the PHEMAC Go2Market Hackathon

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10 projects will be selected from Lebanon to get a support adapted to the local context while having access to regional linkages and opportunities.

Phemac - Go2Market Hackathon 2nd edition-1200X628Under the PHEMAC project, Berytech is organizing the second edition of the Go2Market Hackathon that will enable researchers to validate their innovation in the market, further strengthen their know-how and define their go to market strategy tapping into Lebanon and Water-Energy-Food Nexus sector.  

The selected projects will go over an intensive program where they will receive technical and practical guidance with experts in the WEF-NEXUS sector, develop their commercialization and market strategy, learn about basic financial modelling, validate their innovation in the market, learn about Intellectual Property Rights and prepare a pitch to present to investors and partners.    

Who Can Apply

The program is open for researchers and independent entrepreneurs working on early stage prototypes and technology solutions looking for commercializing their innovations to address the needs and opportunities in WEF-NEXUS sector in Lebanon including university students, alumni, researchers from target faculties working on business or research projects and individuals, or members of an R&D transfer department in the industrial sector.

10 projects will be selected from Lebanon to get a support adapted to the local context while having access to regional linkages and opportunities.

Apply now before August 26, 2022.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be assessed based on the strength of the application, including technology innovation assessment, the economic viability and scalability potential of the project, and the team expertise and motivation 

  • Participants residing in Lebanon
  • Applied research or project being innovative and technology-based
  • Project being an existing prototype or proof of concept
  • Project addressing an important need and opportunity in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Lebanon
  • Applicant’s field of expertise being in the Water-Energy-Food sectors
  • Market and economic viability of the project
  • Potential of scalability to the Mediterranean region


The PHEMAC project is co-funded by the European Union under the PRIMA program. This project consists of creating an interactive IHUB platform which aims to capitalize on the results and best practices of the innovative projects carried out and those in progress linked to NEXUS and more particularly in the fields of water and agriculture in the Euro-Mediterranean region. PHEMAC will focus on best practices and projects related to farming system, water and food. 

Berytech is an implementing partner in Lebanon of the PHEMAC project and activities, including the setting up of an innovation support helpdesk to facilitate the successful replication of cataloged and validated best practices in the EU-MPC region, the organization of innovation weeks, hackathon events, bootcamp and Go2market support activities. 

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Nagham Barakat

Nagham Barakat joined the Berytech team in July 2021 as a Communication & Outreach Coordinator. She has an extensive 7 years experience in corporate events planning within the healthcare field working in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the UAE with leading medical devices manufacturers. Nagham is an enthusiastic high-energy professional with an eye for detail. She enjoys outdoor jogging and loves spending quality time with her family.

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