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From Innovation to Creation

'From Innovation to Creation' programme supports entrepreneurial ecosystems, promotes best practices in innovation, and increases the competitiveness of digital and green startups in Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, and Tunisia.

As the Middle East and North Africa region needs to adapt to complex environmental issues, as well as rapidly deteriorating socio-economic forecasts, young and pioneering entrepreneurs can take the lead to transition into a greener, ecological and sustainable future.

The From Innovation to Creation programme strengthens innovation through supporting cluster cooperation and start-up ecosystems in the Southern Neighbourhood countries. Through a four-year programme funded by the European Union, SPARK is strengthening innovation and startup ecosystems, together with two of its strategic partners, IACE (based in Tunisia) and Ruwwad (based in Jordan), and its local partners in Palestine (Flow Accelerator, Intersect, PICTI, Station J, Technopark, UCASTI), Jordan (TTI, Cewas), Lebanon (AOU, AUB, Berytech, Injaz, Bloom, LLWB, The Nawaya Network, Flourish-Cewas) and Tunisia (Smart Capital, Hive12, Taysir Microfinance, Flat6labs, The Dot).

The programme aims to accelerate the current development trend towards scaling and equipping ecosystems with the means to replicate their best practices. Furthermore, it focuses on enhancing the startup environment in the four countries through advocacy and regional exchange.

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  • 390
    Startups Supported with Increased Competitiveness
  • 98
    Startups Received Grants
  • 102
    Business Support Organisations Strengthened
  • 5
    Regional and National Policy Events
  • 4
    Matchmaking Events Connecting Investors and Startups