PRIMA PROGRAM /

PHEMAC Project

Berytech is an implementing partner in Lebanon of the Participatory Hub for Effective Mapping, Acceleration and Capitalization (PHEMAC) of EU-MPC NEXUS best practice, aiming to develop and disseminate an interactive platform to profile best practices from previous projects and initiatives and those that are underway relating to the agricultural, water and food sectors in the Euro-Mediterranean area. 

The PHEMAC Project in Brief

The PHEMAC project is co-funded by the European Union under the PRIMA program. This project consists of creating an interactive IHUB platform which aims to capitalize on the results and best practices of the innovative projects carried out and those in progress linked to NEXUS and more particularly in the fields of water and agriculture in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

PHEMAC aims to develop and disseminate an interactive platform that will gather and share best practices focused on PRIMA SRIA priorities, involving a wide range of stakeholders from the farming system, water management and agri-food sectors.

The project in Numbers

PRIMA Section 1. Nexus Call. Topic 1.4.2

Project start date: 01/01/2020

Duration: 36 months

Budget: 1.100.000 

Implementing Partners

The PHEMAC project is implemented by 12 partners, distributed among several countries in the Mediterranean basin: 

Spain, Egypt, Italy, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, France and Tunisia. 

Learn more about the project here: phemac.eu

Berytech's Role

In the scope of this project, Berytech will support R&D innovation projects in their Go-to-Market process and strategy to explore commercialization opportunities and facilitate in linking their technology solutions to the right stakeholders such as potential partners, licensees, investors and consultants. The support will be done through technical, innovation and business capacity building.

To achieve, support and promote integration, alignment and joint implementation of national R&I programs under a common research and innovation strategy to address the diverse challenges in water scarcity, agriculture, food security.

Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area

PRIMA – Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area is the most ambitious joint program to be undertaken in the frame of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation. PRIMA will devise new research and innovation approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanization and population growth.

PRIMA consists of European Union Member States, Horizon 2020 Associated Countries and Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC) on an equal footing basis (co-ownership, co-management and co-funding) with the Participation of the European Commission, under the framework of an art.185 TFEU.

The following countries have committed to the initiative as Participating States: Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey.

The partnership will be financed through a combination of funding from PRIMA Participating States (currently €274 million), and a €220 million contribution from the EU through Horizon 2020, its research and innovation funding program (2014 – 2020).

Program Details

Too often, the results of projects remain at the scientific level and fail to establish a link between the public and private sectors due to various constraining factors.

To meet this challenge, PHEMAC aims to develop and disseminate an interactive platform to profile best practices from previous projects and initiatives and those that are underway relating to the agricultural, water and food sectors in the Euro-Mediterranean area.

The project aims to facilitate the connection between researchers and private investors to ensure viable “Business Plans” with tangible impacts. This interaction will be supported by a combined strategy aimed at improving the level of cooperation between research and investors. This will include setting up an innovation support helpdesk to facilitate the successful replication of cataloged and validated best practices in the EU-MPC region, the organization of innovation weeks, hackathon events, bootcamp and Go2market support activities.

The unique characteristic of PHEMAC is based on its innovative methodological approach, its advanced computer laboratory with datamining and high-tech analytical tools to support the implementation of the platform with distinct characteristics and an automated interaction-response.

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PHEMAC aims to develop and disseminate an interactive platform that will gather and share best practices focused on PRIMA SRIA priorities, involving a wide range of stakeholders from the farming system, water management and agri-food sectors

Meet The Team

Meet the Berytech team members in charge of the PHEMAC Project in Lebanon.

Need more info?

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