Background Note - STP Regional Workshop
Intellectual Property Rights and Market of Patents: MENA’s Innovation Potential is Yet to Be Triggered
Oct 01, 2014 / Blog entry
Case Studies from Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia
By Jacques Van Der Meer*
For the Southern Mediterranean countries, the issue of the constitution of structural knowledge assets, in particular intellectual property will be critical to the deployment of a knowledge economy strategy. While the volume of patent filings of the region is low, this does...
Experts’ Meeting: An Innovation Scoreboard for the MENA
Sep 03, 2014 / Highlight
The European Investment Bank (EIB) through the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), in collaboration with ISESCO and UN-ESCWA Technology Center, organized a regional experts’ meeting on the 19th and 20th November 2014 at the League of The Arab States (LAS) in Cairo, Egypt. This meeting aimed to initiate and develop an innovation...
Creating the Right Ecosystem for Knowledge Valorisation: A Case Study of ODTÜ Teknokent
Jul 07, 2014 / Highlight
The CMI and the EIB, in collaboration with the ISESCO and the UN-ESCWA Technology Centre, are organising a regional workshop about the contribution of the Quadruple Helix actors to knowledge transfer within Science and Technology Parks (STPs) on June 16th-18th, 2014 in Ankara, Turkey.
ODTÜ Teknokent, a Science Park that...
Workshop on Patents and Structural Intangibles in the Mediterranean
Dec 23, 2013 / Highlight
The European Investment Bank, in its role as lead of the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) programme “Innovation Capacities”, organised a workshop on the development of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in the Southern Mediterranean on the 7th of June, 2013 in Paris. This workshop was part of the annual “World Conference on Intellectual...
National Innovation Systems: Input, Output, and Impact
Oct 21, 2013 / Highlight
While all countries in the MENA region recognize the importance of innovation in the road to a Knowledge Economy, an articulated understanding of National innovation Systems (NIS) is lacking, and few data is available on the countries’ capacities and performance on innovation.
The EIB through the CMI is organising with the collaboration of the...
Governance and Management of Science and Technology Parks
Oct 21, 2013 / Highlight
Most countries recognise that investing in Science & Technology Parks (STP) and innovation cities is essential to building a knowledge economy. The CMI and the EIB in collaboration with the ISESCO are organising a regional workshop on Science and Technology Parks (STP) in MENA region. This event will take place on the 4th and 5th of November,...
CMI-EIB Workshop for Young MENA Entrepreneurs (Beirut)
Jul 30, 2013 / Highlight
The CMI and EIB, in collaboration with the Beirut office of the Junior Chamber International (NGO), organized a workshop on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” at the Darwazah Center for Innovation. The workshop aimed to enhance collaboration and the transfer of knowledge and best practices among innovation stakeholders with the participation of...