CLDP Leads Course on Technology Transfer, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

April 3, 2017 - April 8, 2017

CLDP and the Division for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer (CRIA) of the University of Algarve organized a Program on Developing Entrepreneurship and Supporting Innovation Ecosystems in Algeria and Morocco in Faro, Portugal from April 3-8, 2017. Program participants included 20 technology transfer and innovation stakeholders from universities, research centers, and other institutions from Algeria and Morocco, and led by experts from the Center for Technology Tranfer and Entreprise Creation at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and from Spain and throughout Portgual.

The course aimed to provide practical tools, resources, and connections for business-development models for universities and research centers as they build innovation ecosystems that support market commercialization of university-generated research. This technology transfer process, in turn, contributes to the creation of new companies, jobs, and international partnerships. 

The program is co-funded by CRIA and the U.S. Department of State's Middle East Partnership Initiative, which promotes entrepreneurship and innovation in the Middle East and North Africa.

Upcoming Programs

July 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020

In July, August, and September 2020, CLDP, in collaboration with USTR and the University of Missouri, will provide virtual business fundamental courses to 20 Salvadoran textile representatives. CLDP has partnered with a textile and apparel expert who will conduct group sessions, as well as tailored sessions depending on the needs and businesses of the selected representatives. Lessons will cover business plan development and implementation, mentorship opportunities, local business resources, and personnel management. Furthermore, the sessions will give the Salvadoran textiles representatives the opportunity to begin developing comprehensive plans to effectively disseminate the knowledge they acquire during this program broadly across the industry with other textile professionals in El Salvador. Participants, who represent the Salvadoran private sector, key government agencies, and academia, will continue to engage their U.S. counterparts in this project for the remainder of the CLDP programming throughout 2021. This project is a part of CLDP’s and USTR’s capacity-building program to improve regional prosperity by fostering human and institutional capacity to improve the competitiveness of the Salvadoran textile industry.

July 3, 2020

The development of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) requires a significant amount of time and resources. To ensure that those resources are well spent, it is important that only appropriate projects are selected for the PPP pipeline. In July 2020, CLDP organized a webinar to learn more about the essential first steps in determining whether a PPP is an appropriate structure for a specific project. Experts discussed screening a potential project, economic feasibility of the project, and overall project readiness. The webinar is part of a PPP series developed for Power Africa and the Indo-Pacific Strategy. 

CLDP in Action

December 12, 2019

On December 12, in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP held a workshop focused on technology transfer for representatives from government, academia, and the startup community. 

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