17th November 2022 10:00-18:00


On its sixteenth edition, MedaWeek introduces the Mediterranean Innovation Hub, with the mission of connecting entrepreneurs, corporations, investors and the public sector of the Mediterranean and Catalonia to generate business opportunities and shape the future of the region.

Why you should attend the Mediterranean Innovation Hub:

• Gain access to investors
• Build up your brand
• Achieve exposure to media and the business ecosystem
• Boost your connections
• Meet potential local and international partners
• Engage with the corporate community and new talent

Session 1 – Funding opportunities for BSOs and entrepreneurs

Whether you are an organization, an entrepreneur or just someone curious, join us and discover first-hand where and how to access capital and funding.

      •  2021-2024 Programming Period: An X-Ray of upcoming opportunities
      •  EU projects as a source of funding for entrepreneurs
      •  Inside The Mind Of An Investor: Mediterranean focus

Diana Truyol

Project Manager, ASCAME

M. Belén Chiloeches

Corporate Communication Specialist

Emanuele Cabras

President, OpenMed Association

Vincent Ernoux

Coordinator, ENI CBC MED Programme for the Western Mediterranean

Mohamed Wageih

Project and Policy Officer, PRIMA

Tarek El Kady

Founder, The Mediterranean Business Angels

Session 2 – Pitch event #MadeInTheMediterranean

The Mediterranean Innovation Hub will host 11 early-stage business ideas and 11 well-established start-ups. Are you excited to discover these ideas #MadeInTheMediterranean?

Why attend?

  • More than 10 countries represented: Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia & USA.
  • 22 ideas
  • 3-minute per idea
  • Contact booklet: investors <> pitchers
  • Share knowledge and get inspired
  • Targeted event
  • Find partners and investment opportunities
  • Discover pre-selected projects, funded by the EU


  • Akhlad Alabhar | Founder & CEO, EGROBOTS, Egypt
  • Mohamed Hamad | Co-Founder, OZ-TECH, Egypt
  • Mohamed ElDemerdash | CEO, KNZ Sustainable Solution Ltd, Egyp
  • Ahmed Mahmoud | Founder, General Labs, Egypt
  • Dimitris Karadimas | CEO, TERRAPLUS, Greece
  • Dimitros Tsakalidis | Founder & CEO, PREDICT, Greece
  • Lucio Tambuzzo | Innovator, Circuito Castelli e Biorghi Medievali, Italy
  • Antonio Puliafito | Scientific Director, Smartme.io, Italy
  • Mario Bignolini | Co-founder & CEO, Northern Light S.r.l., Italy
  • Rudaina Haddad | CEO & Founder, Bookagri, Jordan
  • Georges Yousef | CEO, AgroCedrus, Lebanon
  • Joëlle Chebli | Communication Manager, Cedarxneo, Lebanon
  • Naji Abi Zeid | Director, Euro-Lebanese Centre for Industrial Modernization, Lebanon
  • Aarón De Bernardis | CEO, NAX SOLUTIONS, Spain
  • Álvaro Arrescurrenaga Sánchez | CEO, Voicit, Spain
  • Antonio L. Leal-Rodríguez | Chief Innovation Officer, Cultural Fit Solutions, Spain (Catalonia)
  • Alejandro Roset Cardona | CEO, Re-pot Market, Spain (Catalonia)
  • Rafa Castilla | CEO & Co-Founder, TribuApp, Spain (Catalonia)
  • Sana Khouja | CEO & Founder, Zeena, Spain (Catalonia)
  • Malek Harbaoui | Founder & CEO, EORA, Tunisia
  • Makrem Ghidaoui | Founder & CEO, ATELIER HARIR, Tunisia

Session 3 – Digital platforms boosting the Mediterranean

These platforms are made to offer solutions to companies and entrepreneurs expanding their business at a regional level.

  • E-Bazaar of Innovation: where innovators and investors connect in the Mediterranean.

– Target audience: Researchers, universities, investors & BSOs.

  • Business Country Desk: Promoting the Euro-Mediterranean Business Ecosystem.

– Target audience: SMEs, start-ups, chambers of commerce, anyone working on exports and imports.

  • Mediterranean Adventure Treasures: Discover your next destination in the Mediterranean.

– Target audience: Tour operators, local tourism enterprises, national tourism boards & general public.

  • Organic Agriculture Assistance: Free consultancy services online & onsite

– Target audience: SMEs, farmers, operators, governates…


Other projects to be confirmed soon!

Diana Truyol

Project Manager, ASCAME

M. Belén Chiloeches

Corporate Communication Specialist

Dimitris Tsakalidis

CEO, Novelcore

Takoua Mrabet

BCD & Fundraising Coordinator, BUSINESS MED

Marco Barneveld

Creative Director, WideOyster

Said Gedeon

Deputy General Manager, Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Zahle and Bekaa

Session 4 – Speed-dating for Start-ups and Investors

Enhance and galvanize the different connections made during the day and generate tangible results.

Working Group

  • Are you working on a concept note and are you looking for a consortium or a partner for the new programming period?
  • Have you learned about an interesting opportunity or would you like to explore potential opportunities?

Speed dating

  • Deepen the synergies built during the day and have fun meeting other interesting people.
  • Connect with others in an organized manner with the support of a facilitator.


Extra: afterwork cocktail

18:00 – 19:00

Network and fun in a privileged location, Casa Llotja de Mar (Barcelona), an emblematic building from the 13th century, where economics, culture and architecture come together.

Salvador Illa

Ministry of Health, Government of Spain (Special Guest Speaker)

Enric Mayolas

Consulting Director, World Health Management (Moderator)

Gonzalo Fanjul

Policy Director, Institut Salut Global

Chakib Abouzaid

Secretary General, General Arab Insurance Federation

Co-organised in partnership with:

European Regional Development Fund              A way to make Europe