Nurturing Innovation Through Intellectual Property and Knowledge Transfer

The Lebanon Innovate Program aims at supporting the transformation of innovations and technological findings emerging from universities into market-ready products and commercial ventures to boost the Lebanese productive sectors. 

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About the program

Building an enabling ecosystem for Intellectual Property and Knowledge Transfer in Lebanon

Lebanon Innovate is a 42-month program funded by the European Union to revitalize the Lebanese entrepreneurial ecosystem and the productive sectors. The program, based on an innovation roadmap, fosters innovation through supporting Intellectual Property (IP) and knowledge transfer allowing the country to become a knowledge-driven digital nation at the front end of innovation.

Improving competitiveness

of the industrial sector targeting agrifood, healthcare, ICT, and the creative and cultural sectors.

Capacitating stakeholders

to create and share knowledge, and commercialize technologies. 

Strengthening partnerships

between industry and academia to promote innovation and knowledge transfer.

Establishing linkages

and exchange with European countries and diaspora networks to access international markets.
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The program's partners

Lebanon Innovate is funded by the European Union and coordinated by Berytech with five implementing Lebanese and European innovation-specialized organizations.

"The process of transforming innovations and technological findings emerging from universities into market-ready products is essential to driving economies forward."

The program's activities

Capacitating intermediary organizations  & empowering the Lebanese innovation ecosystem

Throughout the three and a half years of the program, Berytech along with the program’s partners will be working towards the following milestones:

  • Building the capacity of innovation stakeholders including academia and industries in Intellectual Property (IP), Technology Transfer (TT) and commercialization of research and IP-based innovations.
  • Setup and grow technology transfer and grant offices through technical assistance grants. 
  • Developing and reinforcing knowledge management policies and practices in universities and research.  
  • Designing and implementing new innovation programs.
  • Providing a centralized virtual environment for stakeholders to interact, cooperate, innovate and access technology transfer technologies both locally and internationally. 
  • Facilitating knowledge sharing and the creation of linkages between Lebanese stakeholders and their European counterparts through matchmaking, exchange missions, and soft-landing initiatives. 
  • Supporting researchers with Incubation and acceleration programs. 

Target impact

Joining forces towards the following milestones & achievements

Technology Transfer & Grants Offices to be created in universities
LIRA National Program Editions to be implemented
Matchmaking opportunities between local and European stakeholders
1 +
European Union Networks to be mapped and mobilized for collaborations
1 +
In Support Grants and technical assistance for universities
1 K
Deans & Executives to receive capacity building
1 +
in Grants for researchers and innovators
1 K
R&D Industry Representatives to receive capacity building
1 +
Knowledge Innovation Communities to be developed and trained
Spin Offs to be created
Soft-landing Missions to be organized between Lebanon & Europe
1 +
National Knowledge Virtual Platformwith 75+ stakeholders

Who can benefit

Targeting every individual, startup, enterprise or organization involved in research and innovation

Lebanese industrialists & SMEs

working in agrifood, healthcare, ICT or digital and creative industries  

research institutes & academic institutions  

including universities, laboratories, and technical & vocational schools

Business Support Organizations

including accelerators, incubators, co-working spaces, clusters, and investors  

Lebanese Innovators

including researchers, scientists, startups and entrepreneurs

European innovation & industrial networks  

active in the field of IP and Technology Transfer

Lebanese Diaspora Networks

Working in private sectors & affiliated to key partners

Are you interested?

Do you want to be part of the Lebanon Innovate Program and grow the Lebanese knowledge innovation community?

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