Posted on February 9, 2021
Berytech has signed an agreement with the Association of Energy Engineers – Lebanon Chapter, with the aim to promote cooperation in the field of energy and sustainability.
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is a non-profit professional society of over 18,000 members in more than 100 countries with a mission to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for Sustainable Development and offering a full array of informational outreach programs including seminars, conferences, journals, books, and certification programs.
The Lebanon Chapter is the local arm of AEE in Lebanon extending its mission into the Lebanese Territory while developing a strong and united community of energy professionals and student members, as well as bringing additional value to Lebanon and its energy sector. “AEE Lebanon is thrilled to join hands with Berytech in order to extend its mission of serving the national energy & sustainable development sectors to the innovation hub that is Berytech and to its start-up incubation programs, offered to young entrepreneurs in the field” says Ziad Haddad, AEE Lebanon Chapter President.
The enabling environment around the Cleantech and the Agri-food sectors is quasi-inexistent, with various actors working in silos despite the obvious added value of collaborations. This new partnership falls in line with Berytech’s objective to improve the enabling environment from a sector-wide perspective.
For this end, AEE Lebanon and Berytech have agreed to support each other by exchanging knowledge, expertise and networks. “Berytech is now proud to add to its pool a wealth of experts in the fields of energy and sustainability, members of AEE Lebanon, who are willing to provide support, mentorship, and training to entrepreneurs in Berytech’s community,” comments Elias Nicolas, Cleantech Expert at Berytech.
Berytech is active in catalyzing cleantech innovations through its Cleanergy Program designed to make sure that Lebanon has the most competitive companies innovating in clean technology. The Program is under the ACT Smart Innovation Hub, a new out-of-the-box approach by Berytech aiming at strengthening business advancement and job creation in the Agri-food and Cleantech sectors in Lebanon, funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The first collaboration between the two parties will be reflected through a co-organized Energy Hackathon that aims to provide university students with opportunities for learning, problem-solving and networking as they work in teams to develop innovative solutions to global energy problems faced by our society or to specific energy challenges presented by participating companies. More details about this hackathon will be shared later.
Learn more about the Association of Energy Engineers – Lebanon Chapter