Country: Tunisia

The Agency of the Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII) and the Confederation of citizen enterprises in Tunisia (CONECT) organised, in collaboration with ANIMA Investment Network and France Clusters, the second edition of #TechDays, which was held in Tunis, at the Hotel Laico (Tunis), on January 29, 2020.

The event was organised in the framework of THE NEXT SOCIETY initiative, co-funded by the European Union.

The objective of #TechDays is to encourage collaboration between innovation actors from the Mediterranean and Europe : clusters, researchers, SMEs, industry experts and policy makers, through sectoral bilateral meetings in order for participants to their strategies and portfolio of business and to bring about roadmaps for future collaborations.


On the agenda of this Tunisian meeting : encouraging inter-cluster collaboration and strengthening Tunisia's position as a Hub for the promotion of innovation in the Mediterranean area.


Several workshops have thus allowed to address the issues encountered by the different actors, and to discuss the barriers of access to internationalisation and the conditions of financing during high-level B2B meetings.


This event took place in parallel with the 2nd edition of the Tunisian Technopark Forum. The activities of 30 January 2020 thus offered great opportunities for European SMEs to take advantage of business opportunities with Tunisia and the region.


Launch of Tech Booster Tunisia

Also on the agenda of this #TechDays is the launch of the Tech Booster in Tunisia an acceleration program that targets “researchers-entrepreneurs”: researchers, engineers or innovators having developed a project thanks to their research studies or their scientific skills and willing to commercialise it or turn it into a business.

Thanks to a team of experts, mentors, industry experts and investors, these researchers-entrepreneurs validate a Business model, an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) ready to access market, work on a pitch and benefit from B2Bs with industry leaders and innovation experts in their sector.


The Tech Booster is implemented in Tunisia by APII and CONECT, national partners of THE NEXT SOCIETY, together with U-Accelerator.

15 to 20 projects leaders selected through a call for applications had the opportunity to participate in a collaborative workshop and a Tech Booster launch session on January 29, 2020 during the #TechDays.

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