Lebanon: NEX-LABS Commercialization Prize for researchers and university students

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Applications are now open for researchers and university students from Lebanon to apply to the NEX-LABS Commercialization Support Vouchers of 5,000 euros to transform their project in the Water-Food-Energy Nexus into a viable business.  


About The Nexus Commercialization Prize

This prize will grant 2 promising researchers or academics 5,000 euros worth of support in the form of mentorship and business training allowing them to validate, commercialize, or create a spin-off venture.

This prize is directed at acquiring services for researchers that have obtained research results in the field of Water-Energy-Food (WEF) NEXUS towards enabling commercialization and the creation of spin-offs. It is not intended for direct employment, R&D costs, or services other than consulting/advisory services.

Who Can Apply?

  • University students, Researchers, Faculty Members, Lab Members working in the WEF-NEXUS field and aiming towards taking their project to the market.
  • The project should be innovative, applicable in the market, scalable and has a clear business model.
  • The person or team should have sufficient expertise in the field of the project.

Key Benefits

  • Spin-off project formation.
  • Business model development.
  • Business plan development.
  • Fund-raising strategies.
  • Marketing plan.
  • Identification of competitors.
  • Industry benchmarking.
  • IPR Strategy.
  • Access to the NEX-LABS regional network which features stakeholders in the WEF-NEXUS field and allows communication and networking among regional innovators, suppliers, partners, prospective clients, etc. 
  • Access to a wide network of likeminded entrepreneurs, experts in the field, and potential investors.
  • Invitation to participate and benefit from the subsequent NEX-LABS activities for the upcoming year. 

Apply here before March 31, 2023.