Catalyzing Innovations from Farm to Fork

Through the third edition of the Agrytech Accelerator Program and with support from the Kingdom of The Netherlands, Berytech continues to source the top startups with disruptive innovations in the Agri-Food sector and provide them with the adequate technical and business resources as well as community support to scale their ideas into successful businesses with global impact.

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Goals of The Program

Berytech designed and developed the Agrytech program to make sure Lebanon has the most competitive companies that are sourcing, solving, growing and transforming food, as well as feeding the world from Lebanon.

Creating Jobs

Innovative startups contribute to job creation and sustainable economic development.

Advancing the Ecosystem

Improved policies and business linkages contribute to an enriched ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship in food and agriculture led by the private sector.

Developing the Sector

Exchange with like-minded institutions from the Netherlands and Lebanon coupled with dynamic academia contribute to the improvement of the local business environment and private sector development.

Contributing to SDGs

As a member of the Global Compact Network Lebanon, Berytech enacts the 10 principles of the UNGC and the Agrytech Accelerator Program falls under Berytech’s mission to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Co-funded by The Kingdom of The Netherlands

The Kingdom of The Netherlands has co-funded the Agrytech Accelerator Program over the next two years, under Berytech’s ACT Smart Innovation Hub.

The Netherlands supports programs that are aimed at strengthening the Lebanese social infrastructure and improving prospects for the Lebanese.

Indeed, the current situation in Lebanon shows even more than before that innovation and job creation for youth are needed.

“Food Security is a global challenge. The Netherlands is committed to fighting food scarcity in different regions of the world, including in the Middle East and Lebanon.”

H.E. Jan Waltmans – Ambassador the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lebanon

Under the ACT Smart Innovation Hub

The Agrytech Accelerator Program is under the ACT Smart Innovation Hub, a new out-of-the-box approach by Berytech aimed at strengthening business advancement and job creation in the Agri-food and Cleantech sectors in Lebanon. 

Berytech supports innovations across these sectors by offering startups the resources, knowledge, support, and funding worth around $100K, necessary to scale their ideas and grow them to penetrate international markets. Learn more.

Our Implementing Partners & Network Memberships

Berytech works with several partners in Lebanon and The Kingdom of The Netherlands, and has network memberships aimed at supporting the startups.

Meet The Advisory Board

The Advisory Board consists of prominent professionals, with the main role of advising the Program’s administration and assisting in formulating and implementing its strategic priorities. The Board members also play an important role in setting the Program standards and providing feedback on the market. Moreover, the Advisory Board is an integral component of the Program’s linkage to the Agri-Food and Cleantech sectors; the members act as ambassadors of the Program within their communities and beyond. 

Mr. Maroun N. Chammas

Chairman and CEO of Berytech

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Meet The Team

The team includes professionals in their sectors, backed by Berytech’s community.

Winner of ‘Impact Maker Award of 2019’ at the Global Agripreneurs Summit

Ramy Boujawdeh, Berytech Deputy General Manager and Agrytech Program Director received the ‘Impact Maker Award for 2019’ on behalf of Berytech.

Achievements in 2017 - 2019

The Agri-food Innovation Hub

Catalyzing innovations from farm to fork

Berytech launched the Agrytech Innovation Hub in 2017 to develop businesses and create jobs in the Agri-food sector in Lebanon. The program aimed to stimulate innovators and entrepreneurs to put their creativity and energy to develop local solutions to agriculture and food challenges facing Lebanon and the world by applying a sector-wide approach for economic growth.

Over two years, Berytech, with the support and co-funding from The Kingdom of The Netherlands, (1) developed Agrytech – an accelerator program to advance agri-food innovative ideas into successful businesses, (2) helped setup QOOT – the first Lebanese cluster to empower the smart Agri-Food community, (3) shared business and industry knowledge through an open-source resources platform, and finally (4) setup the Berytech Fab Lab – a digital fabrication lab to bring together makers and innovators in their passion for prototyping. 

    The Accelerator

    Advancing innovative ideas in the Agri-Food sector into successful businesses with a global impact

    Berytech graduated two batches of startups from a wide range of fields from farm to fork including biology, wineries, food production, cooking, waste treatment, agriculture, and vending machines.

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      startups admitted to the accelerator
      $ 700 K+
      grants provided to the Agrytech startups
      $ 300 K+
      grants and awards received by the Agrytech startups from external competitions
      860 +
      hours of coaching and training delivered
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      jobs created by the startups
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      startups graduated

      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.

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      members in SMEs and large companies
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      expected members by 2021

      Certified as a Bronze Label Cluster

      The Berytech Fab Lab

      Building Lebanon’s Maker Community

      The Berytech Fab Lab was created to build a community of makers from around Lebanon. The only member of the Fab Foundation in Lebanon, the Fab Lab offers a hardware and electronic prototyping platform for innovation and invention, aiming at turning ideas into working prototypes.

      member of FAB Foundation 

      electronics & hardware facilities

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      workshops delivered since 2018

      Need more info?

      If you have any questions about Berytech’s Agrytech Program, please email us on agrytech@berytech.org, and we will get back to you.

      Contributing to SDGs

      As a member of the Global Compact Network Lebanon, Berytech enacts the 10 principles of the UNGC and the Agrytech program falls under Berytech’s mission to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.