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Event Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Marketplace

The Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Marketplace will take place from 26 to 28 January 2010 in Cairo, Egypt.

The event will offer a platform for science and innovation stakeholders from European and Mediterranean countries to meet, network and further develop business ideas, projects and partnerships.

The marketplace event will feature an Innovation and Research Forum with various plenary sessions, debates and hands-on presentations addressing issues of interest to the scientific and industrial communities of the region delivered by key political stakeholders, scientists, entrepreneurs, inventors and business people.

The Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Marketplace is an initiative launched by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the European Commission.The Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Exhibition offering excellent opportunities to:


  • Meet potential partners, investors and clients
  • Establish presence within the Euro-Mediterranean scientific and business community
  • Learn about exciting new inventions and technologies
  • Share knowledge and exchange best practices
  • Network with various science and innovation stakeholders from across the region during multiple networking opportunities


The exhibition aims at informing the regional research and business community on current projects and programmes allowing them to network and build closer ties between potential partners from different countries as well as strengthening the cooperation between industry & research institutions.

Among the exhibitors of the Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Exhibition are the following joint Pavilions:

Country Pavilions: Cyprus, France, Germany, Morocco, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, British Council, European Commission, Euro-Mediterranean University, ITIDA, Technology Transfer Center and Vodafone.

As well as the following themed pavilions:
• Inventors' Pavilion: inventors' prototypes ready for commercialization.
• EU Framework Programme (FP) Projects' Pavilion: showcasing European Commission Framework Programme for Research & Technological Development Projects.
• EU-Egypt Innovation Fund (EEIF) Projects' Pavilion: Projects financed by the RDI Programme, and run in collaboration between the industry and research sectors.

• Students' Pavilion: inventions/projects of school and university students.
• Interactive Kids' Pavilion: hands on activities for kids to raise their passion for science in a simple and fun manner.
The Euro-Mediterranean Innovation and Research Forum which will focus on promoting scientific excellence, mutual cooperation and innovation strategies will be delivered by key speakers, among them are:
• H.E. Eng. Rachid Mohamed Rachid, Ministry of Trade and Industry
• H.E. Dr. Hany Helal, Minister of higher Education and State for Scientific Research
• Dr. JM Rodriguez Silva, Director general for RTD, EC
The Marketplace will be open to public daily from 9.00 hrs to 19.00 hrs.


Contact information n/a
Event type Conference
File link
Geographical coverage Egypt
Address at the Fairmont Towers, Heliopolis, Cairo
Organizer Under the auspices of the Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Nazif, in collaboration with the European Commission & Research, Development & Innovation Programme
Target audience Regional
Period [26/01/2010 - 28/01/2010]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH