118th SPICE Meeting at the first Regional infoDev Workshop for MENA

3 Feb 2006 – 0

The "Regional Capacity Building and Network Development Workshop" for Middle East and Noth Africa was prepared and hosted by the infoDev grantee Casablanca Technology Park. 150 participants from North African and Middle East attended this event: Algeria, Bah-rain, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Yemen - additionally Mauritania and Senegal.
The sessions of this Workshop covered a wide range of topics reaching from the role of large enterprises and ICT in innovation and business creation, the government and policy framework for innovation and business support, partnerships for innovation, the funding and financing mechanisms and experience from operating business incubators and technoparks.