Economy Cluster


Aim and Scope

In May 2017 the DAAD Cairo Office hosted its first Economy Cluster event. COSIMENA organised a roundtable on Science and Business to discuss the developments and challenges regarding the cooperation between academia and the private sector in Egypt.

Our Activities


Entrepreneurial Workshop and The Role of Technology Transfer Offices in Universities

On September 28, 2019, the DAAD Regional Office Cairo brought together seven universities across Egypt, in addition to the German Jordanian University (GJU) from Amman and the Philipps-Universität Marburg from Germany, as well as founders of local startups to strengthen the knowledge transfer between industry and academia and promote entrepreneurship in Egypt.

Speaker at the COSIMENA Public Lecture

Public Lecture on Innovation Culture

Within the framework of the COSIMENA Economy Cluster, Prof. Dr. Michael Stephan from Philipps-Universität Marburg gave a public lecture on “Creating a Fertile Ground for Innovative and Successful Organisations: Innovation Culture - Best Practices of Firms in Germany” on 7 October 2018.

Frieder Damm at Vested Summit 2018 El Gouna

Vested Summit

From 9–12 May 2018 the COSIMENA Economy Cluster participated in the Vested Summit hosted by TU Berlin Campus El Gouna. The goal was to gather the brightest conscious tech minds in emerging markets with the world’s savviest investors to craft and make deals that change the world for real.

COSIMENA Science & Business Roundtable 2017

Science & Business Roundtable

On 23 May 2017, the DAAD Cairo Office and the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) joined forces to kick off COSIMENA’s Economy Cluster with a roundtable on science and business.


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