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About THE NEXT SOCIETY

Innovators shaping the Future in the Mediterranean

Berytech is the official partner of The Next Society in Lebanon, whose goal is to help shape the future of the Mediterranean by mobilizing entrepreneurs, innovators and corporate ecosystems to tackle the innovation and sustainable development challenges faced in the region. The Next Society gathers a large network of over 300 business and innovation, research and investment organizations, 2,500 international SMEs and entrepreneurs from 30 countries.

The Objectives

  • Remove the barriers to innovation and unleash the creative potential
  • Reinforce innovation ecosystems
  • Push forward concrete solutions and foster value creation

The Budget & Impact

THE NEXT SOCIETY launched a four year action plan (2017-2021), co-funded by the EU up to 90% for a global amount of EUR 7.7 million budget, which impacts several levels of the innovation ecosystem:

  • Improve policy frameworks: THE NEXT SOCIETY establishes a public-private dialogue and benchmarks the performance of Mediterranean innovation ecosystems in order to define and implement country strategic roadmaps and improve innovation support strategies.
  • Foster start-up success: THE NEXT SOCIETY offers tailor-made support to Mediterranean start-ups to help them go international and raise funds thanks to workshops and training sessions, immersion into foreign markets and incubation in European innovation hubs, meetings with investors and long-term coaching by committed mentors. More information on the Start-up Booster Track.
  • Promote and internationalise clusters: THE NEXT SOCIETY develops peer-learning services for business and industrial clusters as well as foreign partnership and guide them towards a Cluster Excellence management approach. More information on the Clusters Booster Track.
  • Accelerating technology transfer towards the enterprise: THE NEXT SOCIETY involves technology transfer offices, universities, researchers and creators to develop solutions to the challenges faced by their countries, through calls for projects and workshops with potential users of these solutions (large international firms, industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, civil society). More information on the TTO Booster Track.

The Action Lines

  • Networking and promoting the innovators community together with innovation support organisations, and fostering their collaboration and partnership for an enhanced ecosystem approach
  • Strengthening and coordinating the strategies of various players engaged in innovation, in every country
  • Boosting and promoting, locally and internationally, young innovative entrepreneurs, clusters and technology transfer offices

The Tracks Implemented by Berytech in Lebanon and the Region

STARTUP BOOSTER TRACK

Supporting MENA entrepreneurs & innovators

CLUSTER BOOSTER TRACK

Supporting cluster managers in the MENA region

TTO BOOSTER TRACK

Supporting technology transfer offices managers

THE NEXT SOCIETY gathers entrepreneurs, investors, corporate, NGOs, public and private innovation, research and economic development hubs from Europe and the Mediterranean countries.

Meet The Berytech Team working on the Different Projects

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

Need more info?

If you have any questions about THE NEXT SOCIETY, please email us on 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 different projects implemented in Lebanon under THE NEXT SOCIETY Movement fall under Berytech’s mission to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.