Posted on July 13, 2021
Berytech, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Lebanon, is organizing the first edition of the Cleantech Innovation Day in a virtual format on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Beirut time.
Hosted completely online, the event is open to cleantech industry leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, startups, investors, researchers, students, and visionaries who are invited to join from anywhere in the world to meet experts from a multitude of industries innovating in clean technology, network with new businesses and investors, build strategic partnerships, and fast-track the growth of their venture.
During the event, Berytech is hosting a panel discussion, organizing a pitching session and is making available an open networking space.
The panel discussion titled ‘Challenges and Policy Recommendations for the Cleantech sector- Findings of the Think Tanks’ is based on working groups on Waste, Energy and Water and the white papers developed on all three sectors by the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs of the American University of Beirut.
Berytech had brought the institution on board to support the process of ecosystem development and work on proposing policy reforms and establishing lobbying and coordination structures that would impact the Lebanese economy in the long run.
The panel will present reforms and policy actions that ministries, public institutions and governmental bodies are invited to consider, discuss their applicability and how to take necessary steps towards their implementation.
The Startups Demo will have eight startups from the Cleanergy Accelerator Program demonstrate their solutions for the first time to the public. The startups have been working hard for the last year to develop their solutions with the plan to scale internationally.
Check their Zoom In interviews here as they talk about their solutions and their journey in the program.
In parallel to ongoing activities, the networking platform will be open to connecting like-minded professionals, startup founders, investors, researchers, and students. The virtual networking room stimulates introductions, shared ideas, professional discussions, and industry talk.
The Virtual Cleantech Innovation Day 2021 is organized under the ACT Smart Innovation Hub initiative, a new out-of-the-box approach by Berytech and co-funded by the Kingdom of The Netherlands, aimed at strengthening business advancement, economic growth and job creation in the Agri-food and Cleantech sectors in Lebanon.
The ACT Smart Innovation Hub initiative runs over 36 months from September 2019 to August 2022. It includes two accelerator programs – Agrytech and Cleanergy, it aims to create 200 direct job opportunities and 400 indirect job opportunities with at least 50% linked to youth and 25% linked to women.
Through the innovation hub, Berytech continues its support of the QOOT Agri-Food Innovation Cluster, accompanying its members in their innovation strategies and competitiveness, ultimately leading to efficiency and quality exports from Lebanon.
Berytech is also working closely with Academia and research institutes on converting Intellectual Property into commercialized solutions. Berytech is also proposing policy reforms and establishing lobbying and coordination structures that will last beyond the lifetime of the initiative. All the above is being done using Lebanese and Dutch know-how and expertise throughout the process.
Attending Virtual Cleantech Innovation Day 2021 is an absolute must! Registration and detailed information here: https://berytech.org/events/cleantech-innovation-day/