The Green Innovation Intellectual Property Rights Guidebook that was developed by Dr. Farah Al Zein and her team focuses on the environment and circular economy-related innovations. The Guidebook’s objectives are to:
- Guide local stakeholders and eco-innovative ventures on how to develop, commercialize and protect their IPR
- Improve green and circular market opportunities to support eco-innovative ventures
- Raise quality standards and opportunities by applying suggested frameworks to support and trade with future eco-entrepreneurs.
Dr. Farah Al Zein developed a practical guidebook that will guide innovators and stakeholders in the green sector on how to develop, protect and commercialize Green IP innovations in Lebanon.
The green IPR handbook will enable relevant public institutions and stakeholders (academia, entrepreneurship partners, support organizations…) to better support eco-innovative entrepreneurs in their region. The guidebook covers:
- Developing Green IP Innovation Projects
Diagnosis of the IP-innovation market on the level of the environment and circular economy to guide innovators to develop green IP projects that apply to the market, including market opportunities and emerging trends in the sector applicable to Lebanon, industry, and value chain needs in the green sectors, green standards and regulatory/environmental indicators requirements to be compliant with regional markets, agenda 2030 related priorities…
- Protecting Green IPR in Lebanon
Steps needed and structures available to guide eco-innovators in protecting their green IPR in Lebanon.
- Commercializing Green IPR
Options available to commercialize green IP projects and develop successful collaborations with industrialists
Dr. Farah developed the guidebook by gathering the information through desk work, interviews and organizing focus group meetings with relevant stakeholders in Lebanon and the Mediterranean region.
Berytech is the official partner of the GIMED program in Lebanon empowering green entrepreneurs at the idea and growth stage in addition to green experts.
Duration: 36 months
Start date: 01 September 2019 – End date: 31 August 2022
Total budget: 2.633.106,29 €
EU contribution: 2.369.106,29€ (90% co-financing to project)
Main source of funding: European Union (ENI CBC Med Programme)