Who We Are

IDEAS is an NGO that was initiated to be a catalyst enriching the conversation between academia, the public sector and the private sector, working towards establishing strategic local and cross-border partnerships that foster lasting social and economic change in Lebanon. 


What Drives Our IDEAS

The World Economic Forum annually publishes a Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) in order to measure national competitiveness around the world. According to the GCI reports, “a nation’s level of competitiveness reflects the extent to which it is able to provide rising prosperity to its citizens”. Such prosperity rests on 12 pillars that have become the driving force at IDEAS.

Beneath it all is Lebanon’s technological readiness: an underlying common denominator to national advancement.


Bawabat Al Ibtikar is designed to drive STEAM activities targeting public school students through a connected and structured setting managed by the schools themselves with the support of public and private sector stakeholders, as well as IDEAS.

Summer Of Innovation

Summer of Innovation showcases programs that revolve around innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and creativity. Since its debut in 2017, this launch-pad has showcased 27 promising startup businesses out of Beirut’s Grand Serail, and under the patronage of His Excellency PM Saad Hariri.

Launching SOI 2018

PM Saad Hariri launching the 2nd edition of Summer of Innovation 2018

Serail Internship Program

The Grand Serail is extending its arm to the youth for an opportunity to be associated closely with its innovation strategy through this internship program.
Innovation for Public Schools
Lebanon’s public schools are in for a plan of major significance to the future of Lebanon’s knowledge economy. In excess of 450,000 students are being targeted through this capacity-building program.
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