Green Applied Research & Innovations Support Program: 10 Startups Move to Phase 2

Apr 20 2021


the Green Applied Research & Innovations Support Program

n the context of the EU-funded Green Impact MED Project (

. It was launched in January 2021, with 20 startups joining an initial 2-month capacity building program designed to support them in developing their green business models

”The first phase of the program did not only provide knowledge and work with the 20 projects on turning their green ideas into businesses, but it hugely focused on addressing the root causes of the environmental and social challenges, solving them, and ensuring more circularity in the life cycle of the productservice and waste reuse

he 20 startups went through a 2-month capacity building program tailored to support them in developing their green business models, access to finance and market strategies.

“I really enjoyed working closely with the first cohort of eco-entrepreneurs under the GIMED program. It was inspiring to see so many young and not so young, motivated Lebanese wanting to make a change by launching their green startup ideas, especially given the current challenging circumstances. Using the newly developed 

 and methodology facilitated the process, in particular its eco-design tool

After concluding the GIMED Capacity Building phase

 entrepreneurs who will continue in the next acceleration phase

“The team and I were proud to note how challenging 

innovative solutions that will move on to the second phase of the program. The hard work

screened based on their value proposition, their innovation, the applicability of their technology and intellectual property, their green business model and scalability potential, their environmental and social impacts, their implementation capacity, and finally on their pitch effectiveness.

 natural and biodegradable single-use plates and bowls based on citrus and garlic processing wastes to replace single-use plastics in cutlery and packaging applications. 

a community-based E-commerce platform that gives access to many eco-friendly products while highlighting each product’s impact. 

a solution tackling the recycling of plastic and sand glass turning them into tiles and bricks.

a drug take-back program that aims at providing a safe and convenient place to responsibly dispose 

solar convection oven that saves fuel and electricity that can be used in dairy production, bakeries, fruit drying, cans, juices, and limitless usages.

friendly provider of affordable and customized industrial designs and construction appliances made of crushed stones.

a low-cost, lightweight, modular structure, erected above car height, providing a shaded area for parking beneath and garden space above.

 is a smart application for an electric vehicle charger with the ability to adapt the application to different chargers and smart features helping reduce the load on the circuit.

Wave aims to reduce commuting and pollution problems by introducing affordable electric bicycles, starting with a pilot in Beirut.  

 phase, the participants will benefit from tailored support and group coaching sessions which will prepare them to run their first funding round, potentially scale to international markets, ensure an environmentally friendly lifecycle across their product/service, and train them to pitch in

 projects will be selected to receive a 7,500 euros subgrant incubation prize and 

selected projects will then get the opportunity to participate in 

Berytech is the official partner of The Green Impact MED Project – Positive Investments for Positive Impacts (GIMED), an EU-funded project under the ENI CBC MED Programme aiming at supporting green entrepreneurs to better access finance and market in the Mediterranean. The project provides training, coaching sessions, capacity building workshops, and sub-grants to consolidate green business creation and green business development. Learn more about the





Source: Berytech