Palestine Techno Park launches first phase of “Creative Cluster Campus” Project

In collaboration with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit at Birzeit University, Palestine Techno Park launched the first phase of the Creative Cluster Campus (CCC) Project, where the Project’s candidates presented their project’s proposals.

The Project, supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP DEEP) and funded by the Islamic Development Bank, aims at creating jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurship through targeting the Palestinian youth sector, focusing on various disciplines:  technology, advertising, architecture, arts and crafts, fashion, video and cinema, photography, music, visual and theater arts, publishing, software, computer games, virtual reality, radio, television, satellite broadcasting, renewable energy, solar powered vehicles, robots, Internet of Things  and cloud computing.

A specialized committee will choose the best candidates who will  be qualified to proceed to the second phase, taking into account the size of the project, its objective, the level of innovation and creativity, the target segment and the beneficiary group.

The committee is comprised of a member at the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit, Dr. Samah Abu Assab, Tala Batta from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Reem Qawasmeh from Ebtikar Fund, and an entrepreneur from the private sector Sari Abdel Hadi, in addition to Nour Al Far from the Palestinian Technological Park.

The key stakeholders of the Creative Cluster Campus Project include “Kangaroo Program”, which aims at developing startups with large companies, and the “Unemployed Youth”, which targets youth with innovative ideas and technical competency skills who want to launch a new technology-related startups in the Creative Cluster industry.

 Registration for more applicants is still open at the website until August 31, 2017.