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SwitchMed Business Networking Implemented by UNIDO in Tunisia

by switchmed last modified Nov 16, 2016 09:10 AM

The SwitchMed business networking event, implemented by the United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), connects EU Eco-Innovation technologies, developed in the framework of EU´s Eco-Innovation and Life programme, to businesses of the Southern Mediterranean region.

The objective of the BtoB event is to strengthen the internationalization of start-ups and SMEs in the Southern Mediterranean region by promoting the transfer of EU Eco-Innovative technologies and the creation of joint ventures, to improve their ability to achieve common competitive advantages in innovation, greening and resource efficiency.

In this context, UNIDO is organizing, on the 1st and 2nd of December, 2016, a networking and partnership event to present EU Eco-Innovations, ready for market uptake, to Tunisian businesses and practitioners.

This initiative will organize BtoB meetings to be held on December 2nd between European holders of Eco-Innovations and interested Tunisian companies projects for commercial collaborations and / or industrial partnerships.  

The participation in the UNIDO SwitchMed BtoB is open to all Tunisian companies and is free of charge. 

The event - to be held in Tunis NOVOTEL - is organized in collaboration with:

CETIBA – Centre Technique de l’Industrie du Bois et de l’Ameublement

CETIME – Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques et Electriques

CETTEX – Centre Technique du Textile

CNCC – Centre National du Cuir et de la Chaussure

CTAA – Centre Technique de l’Agro-Alimentaire

CTC –Centre Technique de la Chimie

API – Agence de Promotion de l’Industrie et de l’Innovation

 Click here to register now for the BtoB event on the 2 of December 2016


Preliminary Agenda of the SwitchMed Business Networking event in Tunisia

  • 1 December 2016:

Arrival of the EU eco-innovation providers

20h00         Networking dinner between EU businesses and institutions / Tunisian businesses 


  • 2 December 2016:

9h00           Registration

9h15-10h00 Salle Mohamed V/Novotel Tunis  

           Introduction Seminar: The SwitchMed business networking for eco-innovations

   • Mr. Jean-Claude PLANA - UNIDO Representative in Tunis
   • Ms. Roberta DE PALMA - Chief Technical Advisor UNIDO / SwitchMed
   • Mr. Rachid NAFTI - MED-TEST Team Leader UNIDO / SwitchMed
   • Ministry of Industry and Trade

10h00-10h30 Coffee Break

10h30-13h00 Presentation of the EU Eco-Innovation solutions:

• Sora/ECO-S

• Pandora Group/Ecoplasbrick

• Vitirover/VVinner

• Jenealogia/MNB Ecofinishing

• BBBL Solutions/Food to Waste to Food

• Newtec Umwelttechnik/E-GreenWater

• Organoclick

• Adasa Sistemas/Optimedar

• Next Technology Tecnotessile/Supertex

• Inescop/Oxatan

• VDE Maspell/TV4Newood

• Van Maren Systems/Recycled Pallet Systems

• Kieselmann France

• Societa’ Trattament Acque (Water Treatment)


13h00-14h00 Lunch

14h00-17h00 BtoB Meetings

  • 3 September 2016:

    Departure of EU eco-innovation providers


Partners for the SwitchMed Business Networking in Tunisia

Venue location

Avenue Mohamed V


Tel (+216)71830500

Fax (+216)71832555