République Tunisienne | Ministère de l’Industrie et des PME

    Innovators Academy: From Research to Innovation

    Are you a researcher, a postgraduate, an innovator, an engineer or a technician? Have you developed a research project or technology and are you looking to turn it into a business? Your project involves one of the sectors below?
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Smart city, Smart Home
    • WEF (Water – Energy – Food), Cleantech
    • Robotic, Cybersecurity, E-health, Blockchain
    The Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation-APII invites you to take part in its first Innovators Academy, allowing you to develop your research or technology innovation into practical and commercially viable products
    The Innovators Academy is a 2-day intensive training that will help you to explore market, funding, commercialization, and business opportunities, and to develop a valid business model for your innovation.
    It will focus on:
    • Intellectual Property (Assessment, Rights & Protection)
    • Technology development and commercialization
    • Entrepreneurship process & business modeling
    • Access to market and funding
    Dates: 23th and 24th April 2019
    Venue: Tunis, Tunisia | Bi@Labs, 70-72 Avenue Habib Bourguiba, Tunis

    Apply Now

    Before April 16, 2019. Places are limited and only 15 projects will be selected (maximum of two members per projects will be accepted).

    What is it?

    The Innovators Academy is organised by the Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation- APII together with EBAN – the European Business Angel Network and EBN Innovation Network, with the collaboration of the Confederation of Tunisian citizen enterprises - CONECT and the B@Labs, an incubation platform supported by Tunisian banking group BIAT, in the context of THE NEXT SOCIETY.
    This two-day intensive workshop and training event will host Tunisian researchers looking to create a start-up from an innovative technology project, as well as MENA entrepreneurs. It is organised under THE NEXT SOCIETY, that gathers and supports entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, NGOs, innovators, research and economic development hubs from Europe and the Mediterranean countries. This initiative is backed by the European Union.

    For whom?

    Candidate who has technology or innovation with a proof of concept that is locally developed with a high scalability potential aiming to solve specific challenges addressing:

    • Artificial intelligence
    • Smart city, Smart Home
    • WEF (Water – Energy – Food), Cleantech
    • Robotic, Cybersecurity, E-health, Blockchain
    Out of all applicants, 15 will be chosen and granted access to the 2-day intensive Bootcamp (for free), led by local and international experts, for up to 2 people per team.

    What Will You Get?

    To make things more challenging, 2 teams will be chosen to receive:

    • Tailor-made advisory sessions from APII Incubators and industry partners,
    • International visibility through THE NEXT SOCIETY.
    • Covered participation in Emerging valley, an international summit and networking event about innovation in Africa and Europe organised in December 2019 in Marseille


    During the 2-day intensive program, you will have the chance to:

    • Receive technical and practical guidance
    • Develop your own business model and commercialization plan
    • Learn about intellectual property and commercialization techniques
    • Develop a process for technology protection
    • Learn about basic financial modeling
    • Prepare your pitch to present it to investors and partners
    The program offers both theoretical and applied learning, with case studies and one-on-one mentoring sessions with the experts. You’ll also profit from.

Stay tuned for the Final event program and the list of coaches!