The matchmaking event

Within its mission of bridging the gap between the research community, young entrepreneurs and the industrial and economic sectors, the Centre for Innovation and Technology organized a Matchmaking event that brought together investors and innovators in the Lebanese community. This event came as continuity to the EU/IRI co-funded Innovation Voucher Project managed by the CIT which rewarded innovative and industrially applicable projects

The matchmaking event was co-organized jointly by the Centre for Innovation and Technology (CIT) and the ESCWA Technology Centre (ETC) on Monday the 27th of April 2015 at Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel in Beirut-Lebanon.

10 innovators from different sectors of activity took part in this event such as, electrical/civil/telecommunication engineering, agro-food, cosmetics, environment and others ... The investors group had also different backgrounds and were representing Lebanese,Arabic organizations and institutions namely Kafalat, Berytech fund, Berytech Digital Park, Saudimed investment, Talal Abu Ghazalah, Saned Partners, Indevco Group, IFP, Middle East Venture Partners and the National Council for Scientific Research.
Fruitful discussions were held between the investors’ group and each innovator at the end of each pitch showing the investors’ enthusiasm and interest in the projects.

The matchmaking event hopes to build on strong links between investment organizations and innovators in order to guide investment towards technology and science based enterprises and to support the creation of employment opportunities for skilled entrepreneurs trying to “earn based on what they “learn.

The CIT has created the opportunity! Now we hope that the projects will be able to push their way to success with our constant support and follow up!

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