Clustering Pillar

Strengthening the Agri-Food private Sector, by increasing innovation practices strengthening resilience, and international competitiveness.

About the Clustering Pillar

Through the ACT Smart Innovation Hub initiative, Berytech continues its support of QOOT Cluster – Lebanon’s Agri-Food Innovation Hub, supporting its members in their innovation strategies and competitiveness, leading to efficiency and quality exports.

Enabling lebanese agri-food innovators to thrive

QOOT brings together SMEs and existing companies in Lebanon’s agri-food sector, creating a synergistic environment that fosters innovation, collaboration, prosperity and growth. Our core objective is to bring Lebanese agri-food industries on par with the most innovative economies in the world, thus reclaiming Lebanon’s place on the World Food Innovation Map.
Championed by Berytech and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and supported by FoodValley NL, QOOT is built on a solid foundation of entrepreneurship and extensive experience in food innovation and cluster management. We are driven by a resolve to strengthen every aspect of Lebanon’s agri-food sector and help it attain both regional and international acclaim.

Impact in Numbers

the agri-food Cluster

Enabling Lebanese agri-food innovators to thrive locally, regionally and globally.

QOOT, the first Lebanese agri-food cluster, includes members bringing together companies in the Lebanese agri-food sector to work on increasing the competitiveness of the sector and placing Lebanon back on the innovation map.

members in SMEs and large companies
expected members by 2021

Certified as a Bronze Label Cluster

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Contributing to SDGs

As a member of the Global Compact Network Lebanon, Berytech enacts the 10 principles of the UNGC and the ACT Smart Innovation Hub Initiative falls under Berytech’s mission to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.