Transdairy Co-publications

Call for Dairy Researchers

This is your chance to issue co-publications on Key Enabling Technologies (ICT and Bio/Nano Technology) in the Dairy Value Chain.

About the Call

As part of the Transdairy Living Lab activities, Berytech will select 2 dairy researchers who are looking to develop and publish articles on Key Enabling Technologies in the Dairy Value Chain (ICT and Bio/nano).  

2 selected researchers from Lebanon partnering with authors coming from Italy, Greece and Tunisia will benefit from a 2,000-euro voucher, which will enable them to publish the research and technology in the dairy sector.

The objective of having co-publications is to strengthen the relationship with the partner countries: Italy, Greece and Tunisia.

Additionally, the vouchers will give the opportunity to dairy researchers or technologists to publish the outcome of their findings and making it widely available to the dairy stakeholders community.

Who can apply

  • Innovators, and key enabling technology providers (KET) within the Dairy Value Chain sector interested in publishing their research.
  • Researchers, Faculty Members, Lab Members working on developing a publication on KET in the DVC

    Selection Criteria

    • One on the authors must be resident in Lebanon.
    • Article must be published in Lebanon.
    • Authorship should be composed by more than 1 author, coming from Lebanon, Italy, Greece and Tunisia.
    • Research should be published in an Open Access Journal.

    Key Benefits and Opportunities

    • Access to a voucher of 2,000 euro to publish a research in an open access journal.
    • Access to the Transdairy regional online collaborative platform which features a database of Dairy Value Chain regional demand and offer and allows communication and networking among regional innovators, suppliers, partners, prospective clients, etc. 
    • Invitation to participate and benefit from the subsequent Transdairy activities for 2022 and 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 on innovation management, benchmarking technology transfer etc.

      Start your application

      Submit your application to be among the ten shortlisted applicants who will present their business plans. Two selected finalists will benefit from a €10,000 grant to support the creation of their spin-off 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 Programme 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 together and implement Key Enabling Technologies and solutions applied to the Dairy Value Chain.

      Throughout this project, Berytech and ELCIM at Industrial Research Institute (IRI) 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 between different stakeholders in the Dairy Value Chain in Lebanon and the Mediterranean. Learn more  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: 

      Mrs. Joelle Elhajjar: