GIMED Success stories of green entrepreneurship - Wave Bike
Video credit: Berytech, 2023
About Wave Bike
Dense cities such as Beirut are in desperate need of smart commuting solutions. Especially with the lack of efficient public transport. 47% of pollution is caused by traffic, citizens waste 50% more time in traffic, and more than 80% of citizens are not sufficiently active. Wave was born to help tackle these issues. Inspired by Dutch cycling culture, the start-up offers a tailor-made e-bicycle subscription and thus promotes a shift towards a healthier and more respectful transportation system in Beirut.
Wave Bikes wanted to grow its network, joining GIMED trainig and coaching program at Berytech allowed them to access new networks and customers. Through GIMED, Berytech also supported the start-up in the installation of a solar power generator for the e-bikes.
About the project
GIMED is a cross-border project that aims at boosting the development of eco-innovative ventures in order to create employment and drive the green and circular economy in the Mediterranean.GIMED is financed by the ENI CBC Med programme. This Programme brings together the coastal territories of 14 EU and partner countries in view of fostering fair, equitable and sustainable development on both sides of the EU’s external borders.