The Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII) and the Confederation of Citizen Companies of Tunisia (CONECT) organized, in collaboration with ANIMA Investment Network and France Clusters, the second edition of #TechDays held in Tunis, at the Hotel Laico (Tunis), on January 29, 2020.
The event was organized as part of THE NEXT SOCIETY initiative, co-financed by the European Union.
The goal of #TechDays is to foster collaboration between innovation players in the Mediterranean and Europe: clusters, researchers, SMEs, industry experts and policy makers – through sectoral bilateral meetings so that participants can meet ‘join their strategies and business portfolio and get roadmaps. for future collaborations.
The agenda of this Tunisian meeting is to foster collaboration between clusters and strengthen Tunisia’s position as a hub for promoting innovation in the Mediterranean region.
Thus, several workshops have addressed the issues encountered by the various stakeholders, and discussed barriers to access to internationalization and funding conditions during high-level B2B meetings.
This event took place in parallel with the 2nd edition of the Tunisian Technopark Forum. The activities of January 30, 2020 provided great opportunities for European SMEs to take advantage of business opportunities with Tunisia and the region.
Launch of Tech Booster Tunisia
Also on the agenda of this #TechDays is the launch of the Tech Booster in Tunisia, an acceleration program aimed at « researchers-entrepreneurs »: researchers, engineers or innovators who have developed a project thanks to their studies of research or their scientific skills and willing to market themselves. or turn it into a business.
With a team of experts, mentors, industry experts and investors, these entrepreneurs-entrepreneurs validate a business model, an MVP (Marketable Minimum Product) ready to market, work on the ground and benefit from B2B with industry leaders and innovation experts in their sector.
The Tech Booster is implemented in Tunisia by APII and CONECT, national partners of THE NEXT SOCIETY, together with U-Accelerator.
Between 15 and 20 project leaders selected through an application call, they had the opportunity to participate in a Tech Booster collaborative workshop and launch session on January 29, 2020 during the #TechDays.