The Next Society: Scaling Clusters in Lebanon, Tunisia & Morocco
Nov 08 2021
“The activity is under the Cluster Booster Track of the EU-funded project THE NEXT SOCIETY, and aims to empower clusters in the Mediterranean region.”
Berytech, in partnership with Anima Investment Network,launched the ‘Scale Up Voucher For Clusters’,offering a technical assistance voucher with a value of 5000 euros used to assist clusters in developing their growth strategy and expanding business opportunities for their cluster members.
The activity is under the Cluster Booster Track of the EU-funded projectTHE NEXT SOCIETY, and aims to empower clusters in the Mediterranean region.
Two clusters were selected from each of Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia to benefit from this opportunity. Selection was based on the cluster’s mission and track records, its growth plan and milestones and its suggested plan for the technical assistance voucher.
Berytech coordinated this activity in Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco, while partners of THE NEXT SOCIETY project in each country were responsible to implement the activity and support the cluster. Meetings were held with each cluster for needs assessment and to set the plan on how to best benefit from the technical assistance.
In Lebanon, Berytech is supporting the QOOT cluster and the Lebanon SoftShore Cluster
Lebanon SoftShore Cluster operates in the Information Communication Technology & Software Development industry. It was established in 2008 and gathers Lebanese SMEs with the mission of offering high quality services at competitive prices to international companies based in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The main services the cluster offers are capacity building, export support and creating linkages between companies and universities to enhance collaboration.