In total, 82 projects innovative business ideas were submitted, covering two thematic sectors with technological character namely the agri-food sector and the craft sector. For the 12 candidates selected in August 2022, the majority is female (7 women, 5 men), including 9 projects in the agri-food and 3 in the handicraft sector, coming from the four corners of the country: the North East, Central, North West and South of Tunisia. And a mentoring program combining training and individual coaching for a period of 5 months will take place at the INTECMED incubator to further consolidate the profile of the 12 project leaders, researchers and young entrepreneurs.
At the INTECMED incubator, a regional innovation facility located at the Borj Cedria Technopole, in this integrated space conducive to research, innovation and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs will enjoy a programme to assist them in their acceleration process to improve their business models and transform them into viable business models, materialised by solid business plans and to strengthen their networking actions.
At the end of the mentoring phase, the 3 best business plans will be awarded with a business prizes of 10.000, 20.000 and 30.000 euros.