Tunisia: EU-funded INTECMED launches innovation local ecosystem
April 21, 2021
The two Tunisian partners of the EU-funded INTECMED project – The Cap Bon Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the National Agency of Promotion of Scientific Research – have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of the Regional Alliance for Innovation Transfer (RAIT) in the Cap Bon region, in Tunisia.
The Tunisian RAIT will be an interface between many public and private actors. Composed of the 4 regional actors of the helix combining research, institutions, industry and citizens, this alliance will develop a local regional ecosystem that will strengthen the capacity of the region to innovate and transform research results into sustainable business opportunities in two specific key sectors of the region, namely agri-food industries and handcrafts.
The Tunisian RAIT will be in charge of exploiting INTECMED tools and procedures and will implement all activities aimed at identifying research results, transforming them into mature innovation and promoting them through regional networking events.
The main objective of the EU-funded INTECMED project is to develop an integrated innovation ecosystem at the local level to support technology transfer and commercialization of research results, in order to improve the linkages between the various innovation players, notably the science system and higher education, the government (especially at a local level), the private sector (mainly SMEs), and also the citizens.