DairyTech Open Day

Tuesday November 2, 2021, from 3.00 – 6.00 pm (Beirut Time) – Via Zoom

Berytech and ELCIM at Industrial Research Institute (IRI) are organizing the first DairyTech Open Day, an online event engaging participants and stakeholders to co-create the future, explore business opportunities and respond to the most pressing challenges of the Dairy Value Chain (DVC).

Participants will be given the opportunity to attend workshops and panel discussions, book one-on-one meetings and listen to inspirational talks from successful people in the industry. The online event will also host entrepreneurs and startups who will showcase to the public their innovative solutions in the dairy industry.

The DairyTech Open Day is the first in an upcoming series of Living Labs Open Days organized as part of the TRANSDAIRY Living Lab activities and aiming at bringing together experts, farmers, researchers, business actors and startups to discuss and demonstrate the most promising Key Enabling Technologies (KET) within the DVC.

The event is implemented by Berytech and ELCIM at Industrial Research Institute (IRI), representing the Lebanese Partners for the TRANSDAIRY Project. The Open Day event will be implemented by both Partners in Lebanon in parallel with similar events that will be held within the regional partners’ countries: Tunisia, Greece and Italy.

Who Can Attend

The event is open to public and presents a great knowledge and networking opportunity for:

  • Innovators, entrepreneurs and startups working on Dairy Value Chain solutions in the Dairy, ICT, or Bio/Nano technologies industries.
  • Independent farmers and farming industries looking for opportunities to integrate best practices and the latest innovations in their supply chain.
  • University students, alumni, researchers from target faculties, governmental research agencies, and technology transfer officers working on business or research projects in the Dairy, ICT, or Bio/Nano technologies industries.
  • SMEs and NGOs working on spin-off projects in the Dairy, ICT, or Bio/Nano technologies industries.
  • Investors and Venture Capital Funds interested in supporting innovative solutions in the Dairy, ICT, or Bio/Nano technologies industries.

Opportunities Presented

Participants will have access to numerous benefits during and after the event:

  • Access to workshops, pitching session, panels, networking with key stakeholders in the Dairy Value Chain, ICT and Bio/Nano technologies.
  • Find out the latest trends on the Dairy Value Chain from demonstrations, inspirational talks and networking
  • Attend live pitching session of entrepreneurs and startups working to create innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges in the industry.
  • Join a large community of stakeholders coming together to share ideas, technologies, know-how, research and expertise.
  • Access to the TRANSDAIRY regional online collaborative platform which features a database of Dairy Value Chain regional demand and offer and allows communication and networking among regional innovators, suppliers, partners, prospective clients, etc. 

Grab your Invitation to participate and benefit from the subsequent TRANSDAIRY activities for 2021 and 2022, which include: Cross Border Brokerage Events – matching innovators with innovation seekers on a regional level and specialized Trainings on innovation management, benchmarking, technology transfer etc.

The Participating Solutions

Authentic, strained and high protein Greek yogurt with no added sugar.
This yogurt contains nothing but milk, wholesome flavors and live cultures.

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Hydroponic fodder system for livestock that can produce per unit 75kg/day of green fodder in less than 1 sqm space with 90% less water. 

Reducing the cost of animals feed by three folds.

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Freeze Dried LABAN IMMO is a time saving shelf stable alternative to the traditional LABAN IMMO dish. 

It is a healthy nutritious meal loaded with proteins and fibers, and takes only few minutes to be prepared.

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The project aims to help local farmers and livestock keepers reduce costs to feed their livestock and provide them with sustainable and healthy food.

Barley Sprouting fodder center was created using a hydroponic system. Hydroponics is a system of agriculture that utilizes nutrient-laden water rather than soil for plant nourishment.  

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Lactose Free Powdered Milk is the first of its kind in the retail market. A study shows that 78% of the Lebanese population is intolerant to lactose, the sugar in milk, from which 71% show symptoms. In fact, the technology used to produce this product keeps the nutrients inside the milk, which we find is a major asset. Availability, accessibility, convenience and shelf-stability are important factors our product offers.

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Unlike intensive farming, ethical farming respects animals and does not practice slaughter. Ethical products are highly sought after by vegetarians who want to go vegan, but are not able. to stop dairy products. Gaea Dea’s products are mainly aged and European cheese. 

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3.00pm – 3.45pm

Welcome Session

  • Welcome Note, Mr. Ramy Boujawdeh, Deputy General Manager – Berytech
  • Welcome Note, Mr. Naji Abi-Zeid, Director ELCIM – Industrial Research Institute 

  • Keynote Speaker

    Technology Transformation in the Dairy Value Chain (DVC) in Lebanon, Mr. Mohamad Mourad, Business Development Manager – Libanvet 

  • Transdairy Project Presentation, Berytech

3.45 pm – 4.00pm

Pitching Session

3 Dairy-Tech Entrepreneurs

4.00pm – 4.45pm

Panel Discussion: Safety and Sustainability Opportunities in the Dairy Value Chain in Lebanon

Moderated by Ms. Soha Nasser, Agri-food Specialist – Berytech

  • How Can Technology Help Sustainability and Food Safety? Mr. Peter Chalhoub, Regional Sales Manager – MaliaTec
  • Sustainability and Circularity in the DVC, Dr. Lina Jaber, Lecturer – AUB
  • Food Safety and Quality Management in the DVC, Dr. Layal Karam, Assistant Professor – NDU

4.45pm – 5.15pm

Round Tables Discussions

  • Round Table 1: Youth and Entrepreneurship in the DVC in Lebanon, Moderated by Berytech Expert
  • Round Table 2: Research Needs and Opportunities in the DVC in Lebanon, Moderated by ELCIM-IRI Expert

5.15pm – 5.30pm

Brief on Round Tables

5.30pm – 5.45pm

Pitching Session

3 Dairy-Tech Entrepreneurs

5.45pm – 5.50pm


Join the Dairy Tech Open Day

The TRANSDAIRY Project in Brief

Coordinated by the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” (Italy), TRANSDAIRY Project aims to enhance the technological transfer among research, industry and SMEs in the fields of Key Enabling Technologies applied to the Dairy Value Chain, by the creation of Living Labs, the increase of institutional capacities through training, and the development of market intelligence for sustainability and consolidation of spin-offs.

The project in Numbers

  • Duration: 30 months
  • The total budget of the project is €3.8 million with an EU contribution of €3.4 million (90%).
  • Main source of funding: European Union (ENI CBC Med Programme)


The project will provide financial support for the creation of startups, registration of patents, publications, training classes and workshops in a total of 8 living labs distributed across the Mediterranean area (Italy, Lebanon, Greece, and Tunisia).

EU-funded project under the ENI-CBC Med Program

Home to some of the world’s most ancient civilizations, hub for trade and transport, unique hotspot for biodiversity, the Mediterranean faces a multitude of common challenges, including climate change, pollution, youth unemployment and social inequality.

Acting together to address these challenges and improve the lives of men and women across the region is the impetus for the 2014-2020 ENI CBC “Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme”. ENI CBC Med is the largest Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) initiative implemented by the EU under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI).

The Programme brings together the coastal territories of 14 EU and partner countries, including Lebanon, in view of fostering fair, equitable and sustainable development on both sides of the EU’s external borders.

Need more info?

If you have any questions about the TRANSDAIRY Project, please email Ms. Camille Mallat at camille.mallat@berytech.org, and she will get back to you.