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THE NEXT SOCIETY paving the way for Mediterranean innovation | ANIMA Investment Network

Jun 10 2021


Four the past four years, THE NEXT SOCIETY has been helping to boost innovation capacity in seven Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries and to enhance their attractiveness.

Launched by the ANIMA Investment Network, and 90% co-financed by the European Union, the programme has been designed to improve regulatory frameworks and develop national schemes aimed at promoting innovation. THE NEXT SOCIETY is also aiming to enhance business competitiveness and the efficiency of technology hubs, with an anticipated impact at both national and regional levels.

At the national level, concrete results have already been seen. For example, the Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has put in place a sales and financing model for a new accelerator that provides the nation’s entrepreneurs with personalised internationalisation services. Jordan has set up an innovation financing programme (Scientific Research Support Fund). Morocco is working on research tax breaks. Tunisia has received help from TNS to carry out market research prior to setting up a national action plan as part of the new law on crowdfunding.





Source: ANIMA Investment Network