Discover the Water, Energy and Food NEXUS approach in practice: presentations from NEX-LABS webinar in cooperation with FAO and PHEMAC project now available

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The webinar took place last 17th June and was co-organized by NEX-LABs in collaboration with United Nations' FAO, PHEMAC project and with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

The event presented two support perspectives to demonstrate the Water, Energy and Food (WEF) Nexus approach in practice. In particular, NEX-LABS highlighted the need to support entrepreneurship to face WEF Nexus challenges.

The first perspective came from the ongoing PHEMAC project, funded under the 'Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area' Programme (PRIMA), that showed the opportunities offered by the interactive iHub platform and its different modules to stimulate the visibility and use of NEXUS Research & Innovation results connecting the NEXUS stakeholders’ demand and offer.

The second, from the NEX-LABS project illustrated opportunities to motivate entrepreneurial attitudes of NEXUS stakeholders and young EU-Mediterranean Partner Countries' entrepreneurs to develop novel technologies or services to face NEXUS challenges

Presentations can be download from the agenda below:

13:00-13:10 - A NEXUS story. From 5TOI to WEF-CAP, Dr. Gustavo Pérez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

13:10-13:25 - PHEMAC iHuB platform, Dr. Majid AlSadek (Egyptian Center for Innovation & Technology Development); Mr. Danilo Giacomi (Net7)

13:25-13:40 - Landscape identification for clustering scenarios to implement Nexus Driven Open Living Labs tackling the policy capitalization, Ms Salma Essawi (Academy of Scientific Research & Technology); Dr. Rana El-Hajj (American University of Beirut)

13:40-13:55 - Consolidation and buildup of a networking strategy to support the establishment of reference Nexus Living Labs in the Southern Mediterranean, Ms. Krystel Khalil (Berytech)

13:40-13:55 - Motivation of WEF NEXUS entrepreneurial attitude, Dr. Mohammed Aljafari (Royal Scientific Society)

14:00-14:30 - Q&A and discussion, Prof. Manuel Valiente & Dr. Gustavo Pérez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

If you are interested in the past FAO and SIDA WEF NEXUS webinars check the webinar series page at this link.