Funding Opportunities for Researchers in Lebanon

Library 1303-Beirut campus / Science 607, Byblos campus.

 The School of Arts and Sciences is organizing a presentation entitled “Innovation Vouchers: Funding Opportunities for Researchers in Lebanon.” The presentation will be conducted by the Centre for Innovation and Technology (CIT) team.


The CIT is a new entity at the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) established to provide sustained innovation support to the manufacturing industry. In February 2012, the CIT was awarded a Euro 200,000 grant from the European Union to implement the “Innovation Vouchers” project.
CIT will act as a coordination body between the knowledge supply of research institutions, universities, independent researchers and the requirements of the local industry; as part of the reinforcement of the private sector competitiveness in Lebanon. This will take place through an innovative voucher system that encourages SMEs to engage researchers in solving their present competitiveness problems and produce new products, processes, services and business models. The voucher will be especially needed for small industries that can not afford to finance their own R&D project and have no experience in working with research and innovation centers.

Due to limited space and scope of interest, this lecture will be limited to the science faculty in Beirut, in addition to Science, Pharmacy, Medicine and Engineering faculty in Byblos.

Event organizer: Dr. Ahmad Houri