TRANSDAIRY Co-Patent Development Program 

Call for Dairy-preneurs & Researchers to receive an €8,000 voucher to patent their technology in the dairy sector.

About the Call

As part of the Transdairy Living Lab activities, Berytech will select 2 innovators or researchers who are looking to create and register their research or technology focusing on the Dairy Value Chain (ICT and Bio/nanotechnology) as a patent.  

A voucher worth 8,000 euros will enable you to register your research and technology in the dairy sector as a patent in Lebanon.  

The objective is to give you the opportunity to exclusively obtain the right for your inventions, new products or processes. The selection process will give precedence to young and women entrepreneurs. 

Who can apply

  • Innovators, entrepreneurs and key enabling technology providers (KET) within the Dairy Value Chain sector interested in registering a patent.
  • Ventures and companies in the DVC sector interested in registering a patent.
  • SME, industries, NGOs in the Dairy, ICT, or Bio/Nano technologies industries interested in registering a patent.
  • Researchers, Faculty Members, Lab Members interested in registering a patent in the DVC sector.

Selection Criteria

  • Patent should be implicated in the Dairy Value Chain.
  • Patent should be innovative and include technological processes.
  • Participants must be residing in Lebanon.
  • Team should be composed of 2 different members looking to register jointly the patent; they should be from the same institution (but different departments) or from different institutions.
  • Participants should be able to demonstrate the relevance of the patent content and the technology to the dairy value chain and the technology.
  • Participants must have technology that is at least validated in a laboratory.

Key Benefits and Opportunities

  • Obtain hands-on legal advice to support the registration of a patent in Lebanon.
  • Access to a voucher worth 8,000 euros that will be used to support the registration of the patent in Lebanon.
  • Patents will allow participants to protect their invention by giving them the exclusive right of owning the technology and stopping the manufacturing, selling, or importing of the invention without their permission.
  • Access to the Transdairy regional online collaborative platform which features a database of Dairy Value Chain regional demand and offers and allows communication and networking among regional innovators, suppliers, partners, prospective clients, etc.
  • Invitation to participate and benefit from the subsequent Transdairy activities for 2023, which include:
  • Entrepreneurship Training Program and Focus Groups on innovation management, benchmarking, technology transfer etc. 
  • Cross Border Brokerage Events: Matchmaking opportunities between innovators and investors on a regional level.
  • Specialized Training in innovation management, benchmarking technology transfer etc.

Start your application

Submit your application to be among the two selected applicants who will benefit from a €8,000 voucher to secure exclusive rights for their inventions, products, or processes in the dairy value chain. 


The Program's Timeline

Intensive Bootcamp

15 November 2021 | 3:00pm – 7:00pm

20 participants will be selected to participate in a 6-day intensive virtual bootcamp. The bootcamp’s program consists of fully funded sessions by the EU under the ENI CBC Med Programme, providing the participants with a set of entrepreneurship skills and know-how, and access to:

  • Receive technical and practical guidance and interaction with experts
  • Develop their own business model 
  • Learn about intellectual property 
  • Develop their commercialisation and market strategy
  • Develop a process for technology protection
  • Learn about basic financial modelling and funding opportunities
  • Address sustainability and CSR practices in the Dairy Value Chain
  • Prepare their pitch to present it to experts and potential investors

The participants will also each receive a voucher of 200 to use in a way that serves the initiation of their project (such as creating a prototype, design & marketing, business consultancy, etc.) once they submit their pitch deck.


November 2021 | During the Open Day

Following the completion of the training, the participants will pitch their solution to a jury. The Jury will shortlist 10 participants based on innovation, economic viability and solid proof of concept of the solution. They will take several one-to-one coaching and technical sessions with experts in the field to further develop their pitch decks.

These 10 participants will present during the Transdairy Open Day, which will take place at the end of the year 2021.


Transdairy is a project funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC Med Program to grow innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities in the Dairy Value Chain and empower this ecosystem in the Mediterranean. The project will use the open innovation and living lab methodology to bring stakeholders together including researchers, industry players, SMEs, representatives from the public sector, entrepreneurs, to exchange best practices, collaborate, and implement Key Enabling Technologies and solutions applied to the Dairy Value Chain.  

Throughout this project, Berytech will be facilitating the setup of Innovation Living Labs, supporting the development and financing of innovation and entrepreneurship projects, and enable matchmaking and collaboration opportunities among different stakeholders in the Dairy Value Chain in Lebanon and the Mediterranean 

More info about Transdairy is available here.

The Project In Numbers

  • Duration: 30 months

  • The total budget of the project is €3.8 million with an EU contribution of €3.4 million (90%).

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

Need more info?

If you have any questions about the Transdairy Program, please contact: 

This event is implemented by Berytech, representing one of the Lebanese Partners for the Transdairy Project. The co-patent development voucher will be implemented by Berytech in Lebanon in parallel with similar activities that will be held within the regional partners’ countries: Tunisia, Greece and Italy.