Last week Agrytech was launched in Lebanon, the Agri-food Innovation hub a programme funded by the Embassy of Netherlands and Berytech, with the presence of Mr. Maroun N. Chammas, Chairman & CEO of Berytech, H.E. Mr. Han-Maurits Schaapveld a.i., Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Netherlands and H.E. Mr. Raed Khoury, Minister of Economy & Trade.
The program aims to source the top startups with disruptive innovations in the Agri-Food sector and provide them with the adequate technical and business resources as well as community support.
Startups and SMEs with solutions across the Agri-Food value chain are encouraged to apply.
The pillars of the Agrytech program are:
- The Accelerator, which aims to advance innovative ideas in the Agri-Food sector into successful businesses with a global impact.
- The Cluster, which is envisioned to be a catalyst promoting a smart Agri-food innovation hub.
- The Resources platform, which is developed to create effective cooperation, raise awareness on the importance of integrating innovation in the Agri-Food sector, and disseminating information on various topics and themes of relevance to the sector.
The project will benefit from the expertise of Stichting - Start Life, the incubator of Wageningen University and Research Center and Food Valley NL, the leading cluster supporting innovation in the agriculture and food business. The program partners will share their knowledge and expertise and bridge innovations between Lebanon and Europe.
The launching event ended on a call to action to “Apply to the Agrytech Accelerator Program today” until April 19, 2017.
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