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Call for Applications: NEX-LABS Summer School

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Application Deadline: 05/22/2022
About Opportunity

Calling innovators and researchers from Lebanon and the Mediterranean to apply to Berytech’s regional Entrepreneurship Summer School in the Water Food Energy NEXUS Sector under the NEX-LABS project and develop novel startups.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Entrepreneurs, researchers, industrialists, innovators and start-ups working on early-stage projects, innovative solutions and approaches and/or working on technology development looking for commercializing their idea to address the needs and opportunities in WEF-NEXUS sector
  • University students and alumni from targeted faculties working on business or research projects in the WEF-NEXUS sector in the Mediterranean region.
  • Participants should reside in Spain, Tunisia, Jordan, Lebanon, Italy, Egypt and Cyprus.
  • Participants should have an idea, innovation solution or applied research project addressing WEF-NEXUS opportunities.
  • Participants should be motivated to learn and apply skills learned in future NEX-LABS activities and contribute in shaping the landscape of WEF-NEXUS in the MPCs.
  • Project should address an important economic, environmental or social need in the WEF-NEXUS context (such as resource efficiency, gender empowerment, resource allocation, community inclusion, yield increase);
  • Project idea should demonstrate economic viability and combine innovation, sustainability and potential for scalability in the WEF- NEXUS
  • Project should have at least a proof of concept / prototype (a realization of a certain method or idea in order to demonstrate that the concept or theory has practical potential).

Benefits

  • Access to the regional Summer School capacity building.
  • Opportunity to connect with keys local and regional stakeholders.
  • Receive a set of business and entrepreneurial skills and know-how by top notch international and local experts, including technical and practical guidance, developing a business model, developing market and commercialization strategies, learning about intellectual property, technology protection, technical applications in the WEF NEXUS field, funding opportunities, access to finance, risk assessment and access to risk capital.
  • Learn to formulate an action plan to transform inventions into a growing business and get an overview of the technology transfer and patent commercialization process.
  • Access to NEXLABS Project opportunities and networking in the Mediterranean region through team building activities, group case studies and practical workshops.
  • At the end of the summer school, new opportunities will be presented to the participants under NEXLABS. Participants will have a priority to apply to the testing, innovation and incubation vouchers and their selection will be made based on their commitment, interest and delivery during the summer school.

Application Procedure

The summer school will provide new business perspectives to NEXUS innovators, create potential collaboration across borders in the Mediterranean and help the entrepreneurs develop their entrepreneurial mindset and relevant skills to successfully launch and grow their business.

The summer school will feature 13 to 15 teams from 7 countries: Spain, Italy, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Cyprus and Lebanon. Teams will be selected to attend the summer school and develop their innovation management, commercialization strategy of NEXUS technologies, business model, IPR and investment pitch deck.

Official Website: Call for Applications: NEX-LABS Summer School

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