EDU-SYRIA/EDU-JORDAN in partnership with Luminus ShamalStart launched the Entrepreneurship Training Scholarship Program (ETSP) on 7 March. This program focuses on giving entrepreneurs, both Syrian and Jordanian, an opportunity to innovate and create, to turn their ideas into a start-up.
Luminus ShamalStart will help train and incubate 40 startups through its acceleration program for the next three years. With access to FabLab Irbid – a state-of-the-art manufacturing space – the first of its kind in Jordan and one of the 20 largest digital fabrication laboratories in the word, FabLab Irbid grants innovators and creators access to production areas, work spaces, advanced and easy-to-use equipment and tools, as well as a resident team of experts and specialists.
EDU-SYRIA is an educational and humanitarian project funded by the European Union through the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (Madad Fund), and the Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI), to provide higher education scholarships to Syrians affected by the conflict and underprivileged Jordanians and to help the host communities in Jordan. The project, managed by the German Jordanian University, has graduated more than 1000 students so far and has enrolled almost 1900 students in various academic programs. It started in 2015 and will continue until 2023.