Since 2017, ANIMA and its partners have federated a community of innovators and tech hubs around the Mediterranean with the ambition to contribute to facing the challenges of this region, the cradle of modern civilizations. Mitigating climate change, fighting against social and territorial imbalances, supporting the rise of technology, creating the jobs of tomorrow. The name of this ambition and community is deliberately immodest: THE NEXT SOCIETY.
In 2017, THE NEXT SOCIETY initiated an action plan, co-financed by the European Union up to 90% for a total amount of 7.8 million euros. After four years of collaboration, THE NEXT SOCIETY is proud of its impact:
Half of the 410 companies supported in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia have been founded or co-founded by women. 78 technological partnerships and business contracts have been signed, 22 of the supported start-ups have raised more than 2 million euros and 142 jobs have already been created. 50 technologies have left the South Mediterranean laboratories to be developed within the framework of industrial partnerships or new company creations.
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