Fostering Cross-Sector Collaboration to Promote Innovation in the Palestinian Water Sector
Through the TMT a cooperative and interdisciplinary approach among regional stakeholders could be strengthened through the promotion of new tools such as a digital platform for water innovation, aimed at identifying water-related issues and solutions. The digital platform could stimulate public-private partnerships based on actions to innovate in the water sector. Companies, innovation centres and universities would be willing to participate in the platform, since collaboration between different stakeholders could nurture profitable solutions for both the Palestinian Territories and other countries with similar issues.
Besides applying the concept of the Triple Helix Model in the Palestinian Water Sector, the TMT will help in building a digital platform where all players discuss challenges and solutions online. The following topics will be included in the training:
- Stakeholder Mapping and Multi stakeholder Solutions for Triple Helix Challenges
- Triple Helix for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Investment
- Business Model Development for Regional Authorities
- How to Implement Smart Specialization Strategies – Before, During and After Matchmaking
The training will be executed by MSM experts; Joris Stadhouders (IT Systems Management), Prof. Meine Pieter van Dijk (Water Management), Dr. Diederik de Boer (Triple Helix), Dr. Julius Gatune (Triple Helix Partnerships) and Dr. Suhail Sultan (Entrepreneurship).