Fondation Diane & EcoSwitch Coalition Organizing the 2nd Edition of the "Switchers Support Programme  "

          The "Switchers Support Programme" was looking for 120 innovators and green entrepreneurs, at ideation phase or early-stage, with a sustainable business idea that can provide commercial solution to environmental challenges. 

          The Call for Applicants targeted creative thinkers and doers, especially women, who want to be green entrepreneurs, innovators, and change makers with a sustainable business idea and potential to create ecological and social value. 

          20 Green Entrepreneurs will be selected for incubation.

          * For more details, contact Fondation Diane on: 03- 297 397

          20 Green Projects Selected for Incubation under the “Switchers Support Programme”
          “The Switchers Support Programme” under SwitchMed, an EU funded program that is implemented by Fondation Diane, has provided 120 eco-entrepreneurs at ideation stage the needed support to develop their green business model using the “Switchers Online Toolbox”.
          20 projects were selected for an 8-month incubation period and will be able to develop their green business plan while benefitting from technical assistance vouchers. They were able to validate their ideas with the help of certified trainers and coaches, using Lean start-up approach to be able to bring their innovation to the Mediterranean markets, contribute to a greener economy, and secure more jobs, especially for women and youths. These entrepreneurs were also given networking opportunities in which they have shared their experience and challenges with other like-minded people. 

          The Selected Green Projects - 1st batch are: CIRCL, Organy Clean, Sharing Municipalities, Biofertile, Cobbler & Co, ReFuse, SolaRAY, CIDRA, and Re-done. 
          The Selected Green Projects - 2nd batch are: Hamzah Hemps, Ardkon, Eco farm, Hamsah, Washta, Drive Green, Teenflakes, Savvy Elements, Annine Fadye, Disconnected, SHEAVERA.

          Meet the Winners:
          Odoo - Sample 3 for three columns

          Aims at providing sustainable, affordable, eco-friendly, & innovative cleaning products by the utilization of beneficial agricultural materials through up cycling into valuable hygiene products. 

          Odoo - Sample 3 for three columns

          Aims at giving plastic waste new life as locally produced, affordable, functional and high-quality recycled and recyclable crates. They thrive to strengthen community engagement driving the shift towards a more sustainable lifestyle.      

          Odoo - Sample 2 for three columns

          Is a social enterprise that runs recyclables collection points, sells recyclables to industries and shares the value with those who contributed with their sorted materials. Don’t call it waste, make it valuable.   

          Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

          Is an initiative that provides a holistic approach to solid waste management based on circular economy and sharing principles. The idea is to create a value chain for waste, in collaboration with different beneficiaries at the municipal level.  

          Odoo - Sample 3 for three columns

          Provides a Portable Generator Electricity charged from the sun with zero noise, zero bills, and zero pollution used Indoor & Outdoor. To empower people to live in a sustainable Environment, with convenient green portable Electricity in Lebanon.  

          Odoo - Sample 3 for three columns

          Promotes sustainable fashion consumption by providing high quality shoes and bags revival and repair services. They contribute to saving the planet and mitigating pollution by refurbishing worn shoes and repurposing them for donation or disassembling them as recyclable material. 

          Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns
          Aims at providing scalable biogas solutions in rural and urban areas while supporting farmers to increase their crops productivity by providing them with a high quality solid and liquid fertilizers to be used as a substitute of the chemical fertilizers.

          Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns
          CIDRA's mission is the support of Lebanese apple farmers. They do so by buying their aesthetically unappealing apples and transform them into an all natural, gluten free sparkling cider and sparkling apple juice with 0 added sugars.  

          Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns
          re-done's mission is re-decorating and upgrading homes, offices, businesses, shops etc by upcycling decorative stocks such as fabrics, wallpaper, paint…  

          Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns
          Is a local business repurposing glass bottles to offer multiple solutions for the market at compelling prices.
          Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

          Enables the shift to an electrified transportation sector by providing an alternative commuting scheme. Our solution is cheaper, greener and more reliable than the usual gasoline engines.

          Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

          Creates impactful journeys aspired from nature and tailored for teenagers to coach them reconsider the world around them and growing green responsible minds while building bonds and memories.

          Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns
          Is a toxin free skincare and aromatherapy company that helps people overcome their skincare problems with the most natural healthier products.

          Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns
          Is a green social initiative offering herbal remedies and knowledge on the cultivation of medicinal herbs, their uses and benefits.

          Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

          Is a democratized & decentralized digital ecosystem that accelerates the participation of grassroots in the civic sector.

          Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

             Helps Municipalities of Keserwan area develop waste management policies: linking them with recycling enterprises and doing awareness among population in 3R waste management principles.

          Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns
          Washta Is an agrotourism campsite with a mission to lead the way for living a simple eco-life and spread awareness about it through its concept.
          Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

          Designs safe and green home-care and self-care products that truly elevate your day-to-day.

          Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

          Gives an opportunity to people to reconnect with: (1) the environment (by using sustainable materials, (2) their heritage by working with traditional local artisans, and (3) oneself by creating furniture that turns a daily activity into a ritual.

          Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns
          "Hamzah Hemps" works and develops the raw materials of hemp seed and the plant. The project is based on a library that was created to have access on knowledge in order to develop their tools and resources.