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CLUSTER4GREEN

Enhance your green impact and apply now for a possibility to win a voucher of 3,000€ to work on enhancing your sustainability in these 4 categories of impact: Economic, Environmental, Social, and Territorial? 

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Cluster4green pitching competition

CLUSTER4GREEN: Three SMEs to Extend Their Impact

The CLUSTER4GREEN project launched a pitching competition for MSMEs in partnership with Berytech,. 29 MSMEs applied to the call to participate in the Sustainable Investment Pitching Competition, out of which ten were shortlisted for the pitching day during the Green Innovation Days 2022.

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CLUSTER4GREEN Launch Event Objectives

  • Supporting MSMEs to raise their attitude to adopt Circular Economy innovation processes, to cooperate within clusters/networks and to finalize international collaboration agreements to implement sustainable and Circular Economy (CE) innovation oriented processes
  • Ensuring that public and private investments (both foreign and local) are socially and environmentally oriented, in order to contribute to the ENI sustainable economic development
  • Strengthening the collaboration of public and private actors – even in the form of PPPs – to assure the implementation of CE practices by MSMEs and social and environmental responsible investments by Public and private actors.

Are you a MSME going towards the green scene? Do you think you have what it takes to win? 

Enhance your green impact and apply now for a possibility to win a voucher of 3,000€ to work on enhancing your sustainability in these 4 categories of impact: Economic, Environmental, Social, and Territorial.

Your chance to get into the green scene!

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Eligibility Criteria

  • Medium-sized companies having 5 to 30 employees or have been operating for more than 3 years
  • MSMEs engaged in sustainability strategies
  • MSMEs operating in any sector, with an accessible product or service locally

Enhance your green impact

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

expected Results

By the end of the program, it is expected to have:

  • 2 integrated sustainable and socially responsible investment strategies
  • 1 network gathering more than 150 participants
  • 1 programme for integrated innovative clustering management 
  • 1 circular economy programme
  • 1 comprehensive training delivered to more than 60 MSMEs
  • Personal assistance provided to 20 MSMEs
  • 1 national sustainable investment framework event
  • 1 sustainable investment alliance forging effective PPPs

About CLUSTER4GREEN

The creation of economic opportunities through the promotion and development of the Mediterranean circular economy is the essence of CLUSTER4GREEN. In a vast part of the region, the leverage potential of circular economy is still lagging, deeply affecting the capacity of green sectors to generate wealth and jobs. CLUSTER4GREEN will take on the legacy of several previous projects that paved the way for the adoption of sustainable models of development, based on the circular concept, in industries like textile, building or smart cities.

It will continue the green path with the generation of a “Common MED Circular Economy Programme” aimed at supporting both the green entrepreneurs and the local authorities responsible for the creation of an adequate green business environment. Innovative and sustainable business models will be elaborated and presented to a wide number of enterprises during specific training and assistance activities. As a final step on the green way, sustainable investment alliances will be established forging Public-Private Partnerships at national and international scale: as a result, the project will contribute to the “greening” of several Mediterranean industrial sectors at pilot level. 

The objective of this program is to support MSMEs in adopting circular economy innovation processes and in establishing national and international consolidated collaboration agreements including the building of Public-Private Partnerships.

CLUSTER4GREEN ambition in terms of impact is of the outmost importance, neither more nor less than addressing one of the biggest challenges of the Mediterranean area: create new economic opportunities that translate into the most precious good, jobs. Through this goal, the project is well armed to contribute to it. The green “weapon” that the project will use to generate growth is the activation of actual and practical Public-Private Partnerships that will trigger effective green entrepreneurships based on circular economy sound business models. By raising the capacities of entrepreneurs to sustainably go greener and the capacities of the public and private authorities to frame and fund greener, the Mediterranean ecosystem will be more ready than ever to generate green businesses and green jobs.

Geographic coverage: Italy, France, Spain, Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan

The project in Numbers

Duration: 36 months

The total budget of the project is €0.9 million with an EU contribution of €0.8 million (10% co-financing to project).

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

Beneficiaries

  • Industrial clusters & MSMEs 
  • Circular economy experts
  • Investment public and private organizations
  • Policy-makers

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).

It 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.

Meet The Team

Meet the team members in charge of the CLUSTER4GREEN Project at Berytech.

Need more info?

If you have any questions about the CLUSTER4GREEN Program, please email community@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 Transdairy Project falls under Berytech’s mission to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.