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The first virtual matchmaking event for EU & MENA innovators

Bringing together business clusters, cluster members, industry players, academia, policymakers, tech transfer offices, SMEs, startups and entrepreneurs.   

400+

ATTENDEES

100+

INSTITUTIONS

200+

BUSINESSES

15+

ACTIVITIES

15+

COUNTRIES

Two days to forge strategic partnerships across Europe & the MENA region

Join 400+ attendees from the region’s most active business clusters, industry players, and leading academic, tech transfer, and R&D institutions to exchange knowledge, forge new partnerships, and open up new collaboration and growth opportunities across the European and Mediterranean markets.

Over two days, Tech Days Meet Up will stream discussion panels and expert roundtables, followed by an advanced intent-based B2B matchmaking to help you connect with relevant peers and stakeholders in Europe and the MENA region from the comfort of your home.

The event is open for all business sectors, with a specific focus on agri-food, fashion and textile, energy, health, ICT, mechatronics, raw materials and tourism.

Get your invitation ticket now, join us online on 29 and 30 June and get connected.

Day 1: Connecting cluster managers and board members, policymakers, industry players, academia and TTOs

Join us on the first day to connect with key stakeholders in the EU & MENA region. Exchange expertise and visions, develop cross-institution partnerships, explore market expansion opportunities, identify funding strategies, and learn how to maximize your overall performance, visibility and impact.

Day 2: Connecting cluster members, startups, SMEs, entrepreneurs, innovators & industry leaders

Join us on the second day to connect with cluster members, SMEs, startups, and industry leaders from the EU & MENA region. Discover the importance of clusters in developing your business, explore the latest innovations in the region, forge partnerships with others, and get the chance to access new markets and expand.

Explore the event's activities

DAY 1 · JUNE 29, 2021

Open for cluster managers and board members, policymakers, industry players, academia, and technology transfer offices

PANEL

Clustering with a vision: What is the role of cluster organizations in building the Mediterranean economy?

The role of networks such as Berytech, ANIMA Investment Network,  and the European Union in supporting entrepreneurs and improving the economic situation in the Mediterranean.

30 MIN · 14– 14

PARALLEL ROUNDTABLES

Cluster-cluster collaboration: How do you do business and develop partnerships with clusters in different geolocations?

Showing what you've got: How do you give visibility to your cluster organization?

Tools and certifications: How do you improve the performance of your cluster's management?"

45 MIN · 14– 15

PARALLEL ROUNDTABLES

Commitment of Academia: How do you accelerate innovation through partnering clusters with academia?

Commitment of Industry: How do you use cluster partneships with industry to optimize internationalization strategies?

Managing the business model: How do you define the funding strategy of your organization?

45 MIN · 15– 16

MATCHMAKING

Advanced Intent-based Networking & Matchmaking

90 MIN · 16– 18

DAY 2 · JUNE 30, 2021

Open for cluster members, SMEs, startups, entrepreneurs, innovators and anyone willing to support them

PANEL

The role of the cluster members and the strategies to manage their engagement

The role of networks such as Berytech, ANIMA Investment Network,  and the European Union in supporting entrepreneurs and improving the economic situation in the Mediterranean.

30 MIN · 14– 14

PARALLEL ROUNDTABLES

Clusters as a tool for internationalization: tips & tricks

Partnering between EU and MENA: looking for opportunities

Sharing and gaining: reason to participate in a cluster

45 MIN · 14– 15

PARALLEL ROUNDTABLES

Ecosystem canvas: How do you define an ecosystem navigation strategy?

Bridging the gap: What are the success factors for academia-industry collaboration?

Seeking opportunities abroad: How do you choose new markets?

45 MIN · 15– 16

MATCHMAKING

Advanced Intent-based Networking & Matchmaking

90 MIN · 16– 18

See who's going to be there

Key representatives of the region’s most active business clusters, industry players and leading academic, technology transfer and research institutions who will create a strong collaboration network across Europe and the MENA region.  

To add prominent organizers, attendees, clusters, and organizations that could help support and showcase the importance of the event.

We can go with the listing of logos if they’re not too many (not recommended as it will take too much work and coordination)

We can go with the listing of their names in alphabetical order (for the confirmed clusters and organizations)

BE PART OF THE TECHDAYS MEET UP

GET YOUR INVITATION TICKET TO JOIN 400+ ATTENDEES ONLINE

Need more reasons to join?

Here’s how you can make the most out of this one-of-a-kind regional business matchmaking event.

If you're a cluster

You can initiate collaborations with other clusters, industry players, policymakers, academia, and technology transfer offices in the EU and MENA region to develop joint solutions and combine resources to benefit from market opportunities.

If you're a business

Whether you are an entrepreneur, startup or a small or medium enterprise, you can build the right knowledge and connections to grow your business on a regional scale, forge strategic partnerships, and access new international markets in the EU & MENA region. 

If you're an industry player

You can explore new innovations and technologies and partner with researchers and entrepreneurs. You can also accelerate your growth and expansion across Europe and the MENA region while gaining more recognition and status within these international markets.

If you're into business support

Whether you are an entrepreneurship NGO or a business development association, you can partner with business clusters in the EU and MENA region to support and bring in opportunities for more cluster members, startups, and entrepreneurs.

If you're from academia

Whether you are a researcher, technology transfer officer or a representative of an educational institution, you can discuss partnerships with other organizations to develop suitable solutions to the problems faced in the EU & MENA markets.

If you're a policymaker

You can connect with key regional stakeholders and explore the latest learnings and insights needed for benchmarking and analyses to reinforce national and international innovation systems and turn them into concrete services for innovators.

About Berytech & THE NEXT SOCIETY

Berytech is the exclusive project partner of THE NEXT SOCIETY in Lebanon, working since 2017 on the initiative, which gathers a large network of over 300 business and innovation, research and investment organizations, 2500 international SMEs and entrepreneurs from 30 countries.

THE NEXT SOCIETY is an open community of change-makers, entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, NGOs, public and private innovation, research and economic development hubs from Europe and 7 Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. It aims at mobilizing, promoting and reinforcing innovation ecosystems and economic development in the MENA region.

Launched by ANIMA Investment Network, THE NEXT SOCIETY initiated a four-year action plan (2017-2020), co-funded by the European Union up to 90% for a global amount of EUR 7.8 million, which impacts 4 levels of the innovation ecosystem: improve policy frameworks, foster startup successes, promote and internationalize clusters, and accelerate technology transfer towards the enterprise.

THE NEXT SOCIETY is more than just a project. It is a movement building the next generation of innovators.

About the #Techdays series

#TechDays are a series of events designed by THE NEXT SOCIETY to bring about collaborations among MENA innovators and with their EU peers, with clusters playing a key role in the value chain. Clusters, SMEs, startups, researchers and industry experts from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Europe are invited to a series of 3 events to discuss common visions and explore potential partnerships.

The objectives of the #TechDays are:

  • to promote cluster and network cooperation and explore common visions among MENA countries and with Europe;
  • to initiate discussions that would ultimately result in Letters of Interest, Memorandum of Understanding, and other types of partnership agreements;
  • highlight innovations from MENA countries and illustrate the importance to develop suitable solutions to the distinctive features of these markets;
  • initiate a co-creative process for solutions by bringing out ideas of pilot projects associating researchers, companies, industry experts and clusters.

Need more information?

Feel free to get in touch with Ms. Tala Saleh, Berytech’s program manager, by sending an email to tala.saleh@berytech.org

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