The Mediterranean Innovation Partnership (MIP) Network for youth entrepreneurship and technology transfer in the agrifood sector aims at favouring knowledge sharing, cogeneration and transfer for entrepreneurship, business creation and innovation.
MIP intends to extend the partnership to other countries and organizations (public and private) from the Euro-Mediterranean region, including also Innovation Support Organizations (ISO) and SME Clusters.
Established in 2016 and coordinated by CIHEAM Bari, it is the frst Mediterranean Network for youth entrepreneurship and technology transfer in the agrifood sector among the following Mediterranean countries: Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and the International Intergovernmental Organization Standing Working Group in South Eastern Europe (SWG).
The international organizations that have joined the MIP network are: ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas), EMUNI (Euro-Mediterranean University) and LARI (Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute), BusinessMed, UNIMED and INSME. CIHEAM headquarter and the 3 institutes (CIHEAM Montpellier, CIHEAM Chania, CIHEAM Zaragoza also take part in the MIP network.
It aims to create the Mediterranean Innovation Ecosystem, enhancing the collaboration among public institutions and Innovation Support Organizations (ISOs) to support the creation and innovation of agrifood enterprises of young entrepreneurs through knowledge sharing and transfer, capacity building and cooperation.