On the 29th of June INSME promoted the first of a series of Policy Labs organized in the framework of THE NEXT SOCIETY project.
The Policy Lab focused on the Tunisian Startup Act, the first legislation of its kind in Africa, result of a bottom-up approach to foster entrepreneurship in the Tunisian ecosystem.
The Tunisian Startup Act was established by the joint efforts of the private sector and the civil society under the positive pressure of the Government and after its approval back in 2018, has facilitated the establishment of more than 280 startups.
The Policy Lab has seen the participation as a speaker of Amel Saidane, President of TunisianStartups, Kinga Konya, Project Manager at EMEA – the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association, Najmeddine Boukhari, Project Manager at the Tunisian Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation and Oussama Messaoud, cofounder of Datavora, the first startup labelled under the Startup Act.
The aim of this series of Policy Labs – as highlighted by the project coordinator Mathias Fillon – is sharing and enhancing experience on innovation in the Mediterranean area to foster the debate and the replicability of “the good practice” in other contexts, INSME is in charge of identifying them and boosting the discussion and in order to raise the awareness on this topic the protagonist of the next Policy Lab will be soon announced.