GIMED
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Green Impact MED Project - Positive Investments for Positive Impacts

About the project

The development of a green economy in the Mediterranean area to combat environmental degradation represents a great opportunity for jobs creation, particularly for young graduates and women who are three times less likely to be employed than men. Strengthening eco-innovative entrepreneurship is a recognised solution even though green ventures face a complex set of challenges including limited access to funding, underdeveloped markets and fragmented support from sector stakeholders. GIMED aims at boosting the development of eco-innovative ventures in order to create employment and drive the green and circular economy in the Mediterranean. The project will implement a United Nations-backed ‘Green Entrepreneurship Standard’ that will standardise the supportive inputs needed to generate successful ventures and will give those ventures a mark of quality to better access finance and markets. On the ground, the project will train and coach eco-innovators and encourage financiers to invest in the Mediterranean eco-innovation sector.

Key information

GIMED
Green Impact MED Project - Positive Investments for Positive Impacts
A.1 Business and SMEs development
A.1.1 Start-ups and recently established enterprises
Spain, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Egypt, Italy

Financial data

2.6 million
Total budget
2.3 million
EU contribution
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10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

6
Partners
6
Countries
15
Technical outputs

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What will be improved?

20 new companies will be created, employing a minimum of 2 people each, and 100 existing companies will be supported in order to access new finance and trade opportunities, increasing their growth potential in the green and circular economy sector. Besides, a cluster of financiers will be established and partners will work closely with public administrations to help them better support green startups in terms of Intellectual Property Rights, policy and procurement schemes.

Who will benefit?

  • 400 ideation stage entrepreneurs and women and youth in senior positions of early-stage ventures in the green and circular economy
  • Financial institutions and investors 
  • Public administrations
  • Incubators and accelerators
     

Expected achievements

  • 100 capacity-building initiatives dedicated to entrepreneurs on eco-design and green business modelling 
  • 200 coaching sessions on access to finance and markets
  • 8 sub-grants to consolidate business creation and development
  • 10 networking events to connect entrepreneurs and investors
  • 5 training sessions dedicated to public institutions on the support to eco-entrepreneurship
  • 1 Green Entrepreneurship Standard Framework developed and piloted
  • 1 green incubation programme in Lebanon
  • 1 policy paper containing recommendations to improve green and circular economy and support eco-innovative ventures
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GIMED: Talia, an organic farm that produces vegetables using renewable energy in Palestine

The green project is a free-of-chemicals initiative using water harvesting in Jenin.

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TheSwitchers.org, an innovative and free tool to boost sustainable entrepreneurship for GIMED’s start-ups

The digital platform enables interactions among the key players of the green and circular business ecosystem.

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GIMED: 23 green ideas selected in Palestine to be turned into successful eco-innovative start-ups

Leaders International has started the training sessions with selected innovators on the 27th of March.

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GIMED: Fishing nets transformed into a line of ethical products in the fashion sector

Risacca is an Italian project tackling the issue of marine litter by recycling old fishing nets in the town of Mazara del Vallo.

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GIMED: Biodegradable tableware made from vegetable and fruits peels in Beirut

Sofra is a Lebanon-based project scaling its business model and valorizing food waste with potential to replace single-use plastics.

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Palestine: GIMED launches a call for trainers in green entrepreneurship

Leaders International is looking for experts to conduct capacity building workshops addressed to green businesses.

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Tunisia: GIMED launches a call for trainers in green entrepreneurship

The trainings will enable entrepreneurs to develop and validate their sustainable business model in the market. Applications opened until March 31st, 2021.

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Tunisia: GIMED is looking for a Community Manager for its project!

The recruited person will ensure the project´s visibility on social networks. Deadline for submission: Sunday, 28th March 2021.

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GIMED: meet 6 inspiring female members behind the project!

Green Impact MED supports International Women’s Day by showcasing women’s achievements managing our project and their opinions on the state of female entrepreneurship in their countries.

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Spain: GIMED project is recruiting financial staff!

The Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production is seeking an experienced professional for the Economic Area. The deadline for applications is the 8th of March 2021.

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GIMED: new training for green entrepreneurs in Tunisia

CONECT is launching a training program for the benefit of 80 eco-entrepreneurs with ideas and projects in the start-up phase.

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Italy: GIMED launches second call for applications for green ventures

The best project ideas and companies will have the opportunity to win a grant worth 7,500€ which can be used to support the development of their business.

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GIMED: 20 entrepreneurs on a journey to turn their solutions into successful green startups in Lebanon

GIMED will build the capacities of the selected researchers and innovators throughout a 10-month program.

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GIMED: the first training for green entrepreneurs kicked off in Sicily, Italy

The first cohort of green entrepreneurs selected received their first training session on 20th and 21st of December 2020, provided by our Italian partner.

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GIMED: the call for green entrepreneurs in Egypt is extended until the end of February

Explore the platform gimedegypt.com to learn more about the call for applications

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Lebanon: call for tenders under the GIMED project

Lebanese partner Berytech is looking for an entity to support the organization and delivery of training and coaching services.

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Italy: call for tenders under the GIMED project

Our Italian partner Fondazione di Comunità di Messina has just published a call for tenders for the provision of training and coaching services.

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Egypt: GIMED launches call for green entrepreneurs

Innovate, take risks and lead the green transformation in Egypt with the GIMED project. Apply until 28 February 2021.

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Italy: GIMED launches a call for applications for Italian green ventures

The selected ventures will have access to a training on sustainable entrepreneurship, personalized coaching and the opportunity to win 4 grants worth € 7,500.

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Green entrepreneurship: Trainings of Trainers (ToTs) are in full swing under the GIMED project

200 entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures will be trained according to the methodologies transferred during these ToTs.   

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Palestine: GIMED call for green entrepreneurs

You have an innovative idea or a green solution that responds to an environmental problem and you would like to turn it into a sustainable and successful business? The GIMED project is looking for you.

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GIMED e-learning tool to boost the transition to a green and circular economy

Why are green entrepreneurs still facing severe difficulties when looking for funding? The majority of the sustainable entrepreneurs (73% of them, according to a survey led by…

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EU News #4: useful news about the Green Deal for our GIMED community

With the aim of keeping you updated on the Union’s strategy to become a more resource-efficient and competitive economy, we will publish a monthly EU news to share useful news…

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Italy: Apply to a free training course on sustainable entrepreneurship with GIMED

The 8 best ideas will be granted up to €7,500 each to support business development.

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Subscribe to GIMED's Newsletter

Want to know more about GIMED? Sign up for our email brief for hand-picked articles, news, and more.

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Lebanon: GIMED launches the Green Applied Research And Innovations Support Program

The program seeks to help green entrepreneurs working on green research and innovation projects take their projects to market. 4 grants of 7,500€ are available.

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GIMED: first online training of trainers on Sustainable Business Model Development in Lebanon

The GIMED project joined forces with the SwitchMed programme in Lebanon to provide the first online training of trainers on Sustainable Business Model Development.

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The GIMED project is looking for an external auditor in Egypt!

Our Egyptian partner Alexandria Business Association is looking for an external auditor to ensure the auditing of the GIMED project.

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EU News #3: useful news about the Green Deal for our GIMED community

A monthly digest with useful information about the EU Green Deal for the GIMED community.

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EU News #2: useful news about the Green Deal for our GIMED community

The Italian partner "Fondazione di Comunità di Messina" will publish each month useful information about the EU Green Deal for the GIMED community.

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09 June 2020
The GIMED project is looking for an external auditor!

Interested applicants are invited to submit their bid before 25th of June 2020.

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09 June 2020
GIMED: where are we now? Review of the 2nd project management meeting held online

In the light of the Covid-19 situation and lockdown, the 2nd project management meeting of GIMED took place online.

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19 May 2020
The GIMED project is looking for an external auditor!

Interested applicants are invited to submit their bids before 1st of June 2020..

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13 May 2020
The GIMED project is looking for a graphic designer

Deadine for sending offers is 21 of May 2020.

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11 May 2020
EU News #1: useful news about the Green Deal for the GIMED community

The Italian partner "Fondazione di Comunità di Messina" will publish each month useful information about the EU Green Deal for the GIMED community.

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05 May 2020
The 2nd Coordination Meeting of the GIMED project will be held online

In the light of the Covid-19 emergency, the 2nd Coordination Meeting of the GIMED project will be held via video conferencing on the 11th and 12th of May 2020.

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28 April 2020
The GIMED project is looking for an external auditor!

Leaders International is looking for an external auditor for the verification of the expenses of the GIMED project. Bids shall be submitted before the 10 of May 2020.

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27 April 2020
GIMED: e-learning on investments in green businesses

The online tool will help public and private funders discover the huge economic potential that green ventures offer.

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22 April 2020
Join GIMED to celebrate the International Earth Day

By celebrating Earth Day, you are taking part of a community of 1 billion people all over the world, celebrating, acting and sharing this commitment to do something big, something great, something everlasting.

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16 April 2020
How to be more environmentally friendly? Tips fron the GIMED project

More than ever, we need to join forces and share our best ideas, initiatives and thoughts to reconsider our role as citizens of this planet.  

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27 March 2020
Join GIMED on March 28 to celebrate the Earth Hour and raise your voice for the planet

The need to unite and protect our planet has never been greater. On March 28th, the GIMED project joins the Earth Hour initiative to place a spotlight on nature and actions to…

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23 March 2020
The GIMED project is looking for an external auditor!

The "Fondazione di Comunitá di Messina" is looking for an external auditor to perform the expenditure verification of the GIMED project.

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07 February 2020
The GIMED project is hiring!

SCP/RAC is looking for a financial manager under the GIMED project.

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05 February 2020
Green entrepreneurship: GIMED project maps 25 potential investors in Palestine

In Palestine, green SMEs struggle to finance riskier projects like innovation and investments in non-tangible goods.

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25 November 2019
The GIMED project is hiring! Join our team

SCP/RAC is looking for a specialist/consultant to develop an online access to market tool for green entrepreneurs. Interested applicants are invited to submit their bid by 10th December midnight!

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