INTECMED in Egypt: Regional Innovation Facility Point connecting innovators and researchers
- Now, what exactly are RIFPs?
RIFPs are small-scale physical places where activities comprising the Business-Ready Innovation Mechanism methodology will take place (call for ideas, living labs, mentorship programme, study visits, B2B, technology transfer exhibitions etc.). There will be 4 RIFP's in the project's target countries: Egypt, Greece, Tunisia and Spain.
- How will they help you?
Along with the E-bazaar, the RIFP will serve as an innovation hub for knowledge transfer; selected mentoring programme participants will receive their customised training there, they will have access to collaborative spaces, networking opportunities.
The RIFPs are part of INTECMED's long-term sustainability plan since the area will continue to exist after the project is completed.
They will not only act as pre-incubation and entrepreneurial centers, but they will also provide a variety of services, which may translate to different income streams in terms of business models. As a supplementary strategy, they might be backed by governmental investment programmes or private investment funds in exchange for start-up stock.
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