The NEX-LABS project kick off meeting took place on 5th and 6th October, 2021 virtually. Despite the difficulty of holding the meeting at distance the partners showed great participation and commitment.
The project started officially in September 2020 and during its lifespan of 30 months aims to support implementation of clean technologies for sustainable and resilient increase of agri-food sector production based on a more efficient use of energy (renewable/solar solutions) and water (wastewater treatment, water harvesting or reuse solutions) in the Mediterranean region thanks to the contributions of ICT such as blockchain technology, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Big Data.
Beyond Mediterranean national or regional Water/Energy/Food (WEF) policy development programs, NEX-LABS will contribute to the regional policy development of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016-2025 and to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda through innovative integrated WEF+ICT technologies to face Sustainable Development Goals 2, 6&7 thanks to the NEXUS Driven Open Living Labs approach.
About the partnership
NEX-LABS project includes a partnership of 11 institutions from 7 different countries across the Mediterranean as follows: Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Center (Tunisia), Royal Scientific Society – Aqaba Liaison Center (Jordan), Berytech Foundation (Lebanon), INNOLABS SRL (Italy), Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (Egypt), American University of Beirut (Lebanon), Centre for promotional services to enterprises – Special Agency of Cagliari Chamber of Commerce (Italy), Net7 Srl (Italy), C.I.P Citizens In Power (Cyprus), The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development /Princess Basma Community Development Centre Aqaba (Jordan).