The Entrepreneurial Journey

The BESTMEDGRAPE program is launching a new online training to bring awareness to students on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills.

The training will be given online on May 24, 2022, from 4:00 PM till 6:30 PM.

The Entrepreneurial Journey in Brief

The BESTMEDGRAPE program is launching a new online training, The Entrepreneurial Journey, that will be given to students from 16 to 19 years old in order to bring awareness to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills.

The two hours training will provide attendees with new skills and an introduction to a new mindset to identify new business opportunities. The objective is to start developing entrepreneurship skills at a young age and to motivate the students for bigger achievements.

It will be followed by a testimonial from an entrepreneur who will talk about their entrepreneurial journey, motivation and challenges.

Who Can Apply?

  • School and university students from targeted faculties working on business or research projects in the grape sector in the Mediterranean region.

  • Aged between 16 and 19 years old.

  • Interested in the fields of grape valorization, waste exploitation and development of nanotechnological antioxidant/anti-inflammatory/anti-neurodegenerative formulations.

  • Interested in entrepreneurship, research and innovation.

  • Eager to work on innovative solutions and technological approaches.

  • Looking to develop their idea for commercializing to address the needs in grape sector.

What Will You Learn?

  • What is Innovation?
  • What is Entrepreneurship? Definitions and Terminology.
  • Types of Entrepreneurship.
  • How to prepare for a new business?
  • Building a Business Model.

Key Benefits


Start your application

Applications are now closed

Please fill out and submit your application before May 22nd, 2022

The BESTMEDGRAPE Project in Brief

BESTMEDGRAPE aims to turn waste from wine making into valuable and innovative commercial health products, supporting at the same time the creation of new businesses.

The project in Numbers

Duration: 36 months

Start date: 01 September 2019 – End date: 31 August 2022

€ 3.3 million Total budget, € 2.6 million EU contribution, 20% Project co-financing

Main source of funding: European Union (ENI CBC Med Programme)


Farmers and local wineries, early-stage researchers, entrepreneurs, enterprises and industrial processing companies interested in recycling wine-making waste, consumers and end-users interested in environmental-friendly grape products, as well as public institutions involved in environmental sustainability.


“Paving the way towards Entrepreneurship”
17-20 January 2022
Online Regional Event

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Implementing Partners

NEX-LABs project includes a partnership of 11 institutions from 7 different countries across the Mediterranean.

  • Autonomous University of Barcelona (ES)
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Center (TN)
  • Royal Scientific Society- Aqaba Liaison Center (JO)
  • Berytech (LB)
  • Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (EG)
  • American University of Beirut (LB)
  • Centre for promotional services to enterprises – Special Agency of Cagliari Chamber of Commerce (IT)
  • Net7 Srl (IT)
  • C.I.P Citizens In Power (CY)
  • The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development /Princess Basma Community Development Centre Aqaba (JO)

      Implementation of clean technologies for sustainable and resilient increase of agri-food sector production based on a more efficient use of energy and water in MPC region 

      EU-funded project under the ENI-CBC Med Program

      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.

      Program Details

      The Project 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 MPC region thanks to the contributions of ICT such as blockchain technology, Internet or the Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Big Data.

      What Will Be Improved?

      Beyond MPC 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 SDGs 2, 6 & 7 thanks to NDOLLs approach.

      NEX-LABS targeted territories, characterized by water scarcity/irregular rainfall/population distribution, reflect agriculture as largest user of water (70-90%) while future global warming projections (≈2ºC) involve summer precipitation (-10/-30%) threatening water availability (-2/-15%) and agricultural productivity (-12/-40%). The latent conflict between energy efficiency (≈60%) and water production is also increasing energy footprint/m3 of water used to produce food. The predicted future shortfalls in Water/Energy/Food (WEF) requires a NEXUS approach.

      Expected Achievements

      The main outputs derived from NEX-LABS activities include

      • 2 NEXUS- Driven Open Living Labs established;
      • 4 business ideas benefiting from acceleration grants;
      • 16 testing and 42 acceleration vouchers allocated;
      • a summer school celebrated with the participation of 50 entrepreneurs;
      • 6 spin-offs established with 6 co-patents registered;
      • a Job bank and
      • 8 Join Research Contracts signed.

      Role of Berytech

      Berytech is leading on the WP4 “Bridging the gap among NEXUS stakeholders based on supporting actions to face NEXUS challenges” and will be working with partners from Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon and Jordan with the support of the remaining partners to conduct capacity building activities and networking events to equip entrepreneurs with skills needed to develop novel technologies, products or services to tackle the NEXUS challenges.

      Activities are supported by Nexus Driven Open Living Labs to develop training/mentoring/coaching programs addressing not only young entrepreneurs but also young researchers or SMEs in setting up their own new businesses including courses to improve financial skills and ability to present convincing business proposal or properly communicate business performance and liaise with financial institutions.

      Activities in Lebanon will include:

      • Regional Tailored Trainings for different target groups

      • Identification of problems/opportunities
      • Innovative business models
      • Business commercialization

      • Regional Scouting & Coaching of Innovators

      • IPR management, business model generation, venture capital

      • NEXUS Ideas generation program

      • November 2021
      • Training, advice, prototyping, final competition

      • Entrepreneurs Summer School

      • Training on core themes of entrepreneurship

      • WEF NEXUS circular conferences for the NEXUS stakeholders’ ecosystem

      • Cooperation between industry, academia and citizens

      • Regional Innovation Weeks

      • 3 Innovation Weeks
      • Innovation Week with Phemac
      • Workshops, trainings, brokerage events, exhibition, crowdfunding

      • NEXUS research 2 business 2 research (R2B2R) fact finding missions

      • Exchange best practices, detect cooperation opportunities concerning NEXUS challenges

      Meet The Team

      Meet the team members in charge of the NEX-LABS Project at Berytech.

      Need more info?

      If you have any questions about the BESTMEDGRAPE Program, please email, 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 BESTMEDGRAPE Project falls under Berytech’s mission to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.