Within the context of the EU-funded THE NEXT SOCIETY, Berytech runs a 6-month acceleration programme for researchers, postgraduates, engineers and technicians willing to develop a start-up based on a research project: the Innovation Factory: From Research to Market programme.
11 teams passed the selection and attended a 3-day Bootcamp on 10-12 April 2019. After a 3-month acceleration phase (April-July 2019), they will showcase their innovations during a public Demo Day in Beirut on September 19th 2019. The Demo Day will start with a pitching in front of an audience of partners, industry players, experts and investors with jury feedback, followed by B2B meetings. 2 projects will be selected to be incubated in Berytech.
THE NEXT SOCIETY is an open community of change makers engaged in innovation and economic development. It aims at reinforcing innovation ecosystems and fostering value creation as well as pushing forward concrete solutions for a shared prosperity in the Mediterranean and tomorrow in Africa. It brings together entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, NGOs, public and private innovation, research and economic development hubs from Europe and the Mediterranean countries. It gathers already a large network of over 300 business and innovation, research and investment organisations, 2,500 international SMEs and entrepreneurs from 30 countries.