Berytech is selecting 10 dairy-preneurs and SMEs with innovative technologies or products in the dairy sector to exhibit during the three days of the Agri-food Innovation Days (AFID) 2022 happening on March 22, 23 & 24 at the Seaside Pavilion in Beirut.
In addition to exhibiting, the 10 selected businesses will benefit from matchmaking sessions organized to allow dairy-preneurs to build long lasting partnerships and exposing them to funding and investments opportunities from key actors in the dairy sector.
For this activity, each of the selected businesses with benefit from a support voucher worth 1200 euros to showcase their innovations. This unique opportunity aims to boost the business capacity of the startups, help them gain visibility and benefit from open innovation opportunities with leading companies.
10 startups, SMEs and entrepreneurs will be showcasing their innovation at the startup village over the 3 days.
B2B and matchmaking sessions will be scheduled during the event upon the needs of the entrepreneurs over the 3 days.
Berytech and ENI CBC MED will be partnering in the Agri-Food Innovation Days (AFID) 2022 under the umbrella of the TRANSDAIRY Program. The event will take place on the 22, 23 and 24 of March 2022 for the third consecutive year, bringing together Lebanese agri-food companies under one roof to showcase innovations in the agri-food sector while promoting the different programs and initiatives at Berytech.
Transdairy is a project funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC Med Program to grow innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities in the Dairy Value Chain and empower this ecosystem in the Mediterranean. The project will use the open innovation and living lab methodology to bring stakeholders together including researchers, industry players, SMEs, representatives from the public sector, entrepreneurs, to exchange best practices, collaborate and implement Key Enabling Technologies and solutions applied to the Dairy Value Chain.
Throughout this project, Berytech will be facilitating the setup of Innovation Living Labs, supporting the development, and financing of innovation and entrepreneurship projects, and enable matchmaking and collaboration opportunities between different stakeholders in the Dairy Value Chain in Lebanon and the Mediterranean
More info about Transdairy is available here.
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.