Unlocking EU – GULF countries business & opportunities
We accompanied the European Commission in a dedicated mission reinforcing its Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) cooperation with the Gulf States. In high-level meetings between EU representatives, Ministries and leading management of top industries we promoted effective matching of EU global excellence in STI with Gulf countries ambition and needs to diversify economy and innovate. We developed a state of the art analysis of the current cooperation and assessed the needs at the policy, organizational and operational level. At the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) we presented to policy-makers, business representatives and researchers the way forward for a sustainable, systemic and strategic STI cooperation. We built momentum fostering joint priorities and mechanisms to unlock opportunities.