SwitchMed Connect is a gathering of Mediterranean stakeholders to build synergies, exchange knowledge, and scale up eco and social innovations. It hosts leading start-ups and entrepreneurs, industry agents, initiatives, change agents, policy and financial institutions working on applications of productive, circular and sharing economies in the Mediterranean. During this regional event, both macro and micro level organisations come together for cross-country exchanges, knowledge sharing and elaboration of solutions to challenges for scaling up eco innovative business models.
In the first phase of the SwitchMed programme (2013-2018), three editions of SwitchMed Connect were organized, each with more than 400 participants from diverse types of organisations. SwitchMed Steering Committee decided to postpone the 2020 edition of the SwitchMed Connect, due to the COVID 19 pandemic. SwitchMed Connect 2021 will therefore be the first edition of the second phase of SwitchMed (2019-2023). In this sense, its role is to introduce the new activities and partners of the programme.
The agenda of the SwitchMed Connect 2021 features a unique blend of expert discussions, best cases and hands-on applications about circular economy planning and implementation in the southern Mediterranean countries.
The final version of the agenda will be uploaded in the next few days.