US Study Tour on Technology Transfer and Innovation-based Entrepreneurship

February 29, 2016 - March 3, 2016
The delegation meets with students at the Northeastern University Sherman Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship Education

CLDP organized a US Study Tour on Harnessing the Benefits of Technology Transfer and Innovation-based Entrepreneurship for Economic Growth in Algeria and Tunisia in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, from February 29-March 3, 2016. University presidents from 7 universities in Tunisia, the head of the Tunisian Agency for the Promotion of Scientific Research, and 2 leaders of Algerian technology transfer offices participated. They joined meetings and site visits at Northeastern University, Massachussetts Insitute of Technology, Harvard University, and business incubators and accelorators in Boston and Cambridge. The program focused on how efficient technology transfer offices and robust entrepreneurship programs, at the university level, can be leveraged to create innovation ecosystems that ultimately contribute to economic development.

This program is funded through the US Department of State's Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). It is part of a multi-year CLDP effort to support entrepreneurship and innovation in Algeria and Tunisia. 

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CLDP in Action

November 27, 2018 - November 30, 2018

From November 27-30, 2018, CLDP, in coordination with the Training Center of the Ministry of Finance (TCMF) in the Kyrgyz Republic, organized a study tour for TCMF senior trainers regarding U.S. approaches to procurement training and emerging issues in international procurement practice and policy. 

Read More about Second U.S. Consultations on the Government Procurement and Public- Private Partnerships for Procurement Officials from the Kyrgyz Republic