In the framework of THE NEXT SOCIETY, ANIMA conducted an impact assessment with start-ups and clusters from the MENA region that participated in the project, in order to draw lessons on how to support innovation among these stakeholders.

The study is structured in three parts, which stem directly from the findings of this impact assessment.

The second part details the conditions for renewed regional cooperation, underpinned by national strategies that need to integrate transitions towards more virtuous production models to address their challenges and avoid isolation, as well as the place of clusters as a gateway to regional dynamics.

While MENA countries must develop strong ecosystems offering the necessary infrastructures for the development of innovation, the regional scale is essential to meet the climatic, health, economic and political challenges common to the region. Beyond indispensable regional cooperation, the model for which has yet to be invented, the partnership with the EU must also be rethought… more