Nurturing Innovation
Through Intellectual
Property and Knowledge

The Lebanon Innovate Program aims at supporting the transformation of innovations and technological findings emerging from universities into market-ready products and commercial ventures to boost the Lebanese productive sectors.

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About The Program

Building an enabling ecosystem for
Intellectual Property and Knowledge
Transfer in Lebanon

Lebanon Innovate is a 42-month program funded by the European Union to revitalize the Lebanese entrepreneurial ecosystem and the productive sectors. The program, based on an innovation roadmap, fosters innovation through supporting Intellectual Property (IP) and knowledge transfer allowing the country to become a knowledge-driven digital nation at the front end of innovation.

Improving competitiveness

of the industrial sector targeting agrifood, healthcare, ICT, and the creative and cultural sectors.

Capacitating stakeholders

to create and share knowledge, and  commercialize technologies.

Strengthening partnerships

between industry and academia to promote innovation and knowledge transfer.

Establishing linkages

and exchange with European countries and diaspora networks to access international markets.

The program's partners

Lebanon Innovate is funded by the European Union and coordinated by Elcim with five
implementing Lebanese and European innovation-specialized organizations.

The program's activities

Capacitating intermediary organizations  & empowering the Lebanese innovation ecosystem

Throughout the three and a half years of the program, Elcim along with the program’s partners will be working towards the following milestones:

Target impact

Joining forces towards the following
milestones & achievements

Technology Transfer &
Grants Offices

to be created in universities
LIRA National Program

to be implemented

between local and European stakeholders
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European Union

to be mapped and mobilized for collaborations
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In Support Grants
and technical assistance for universities
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Deans & Executives
to receive capacity building
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in Grants
for researchers and innovators
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R&D Industry

to receive capacity building
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Knowledge Innovation Communities
to be developed and trained
Spin Offs
to be created
Soft-landing Missions
to be organized between Lebanon & Europe
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National Knowledge
Virtual Platform

with 75+ stakeholders

Who can benefit

Targeting every individual, startup,
enterprise or organization involved in
research and innovation

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Industrialists & SMEs

working in agrifood, healthcare, ICT or digital and creative industries  

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Research Institutes & 
Academic Institutions 

including universities, laboratories, and technical & vocational schools

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Business Support

including accelerators, incubators, co-working spaces, clusters, and investors 

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Lebanese Innovators

including researchers, scientists, startups and entrepreneurs

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European Innovation
& Industrial Networks

active in the field of IP and Technology Transfer  

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Lebanese Diaspora

Working in private sectors & affiliated to key partners

Are you interested?

Do you want to be part of the Lebanon Innovate Program and grow the Lebanese knowledge innovation community?