Our Mission

To drive Lebanon towards becoming an Innovation Nation.

Mission

Our Ambition ​

By being at the epicenter of dialogue between forward-looking private sector entities and branches of the national government, IDEAS works to drive forward the vision of Lebanon as a Nation of Innovation. At the forefront of its quest, IDEAS aims to grow Lebanon’s economy into an exporter of innovation.

Our Philosophy

We aim to establish Lebanon as a regional hub and exporter of innovation by working with academia, researchers, entrepreneurs, business leaders in Lebanon and globally, as well as the government. We work to leverage technology and innovation for rapid economic growth.

Our Guiding Framework

  •  An efficient and transparent Public Administration
  • A culture of solid corporate governance and business ethics 
  • Protection of property rights
  • An independent judiciary 
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  •  Higher quality and available public transport
  • Clean, continuous power generation
  • A cost-efficient communication infrastructure  
  •  Improved fiscal and monetary KPI’s
  • Healthy savings rates
  • Healthy sovereign rating 
  • Efficient, high quality public health with comprehensive and inclusive coverage
  • A tech-enabled basic education system with a wider geographic reach
  •  Improved quality of higher education 
  • Ample on-the-job training opportunities 
  •  Domestic and foreign competition that drives innovation in product and service delivery 
  • More efficient local markets 
  • Ease of doing business 
  •  Labor markets that are driven by meritocracy and gender parity  
  • An efficient , stable , trustworthy and regionally leading financial and banking system
  • A developed capital market 
  •  Tech-savvy citizens 
  • Digitally transformed businesses 
  •  A domestic market that transcends its physical borders  
  •  A business environment that champions efficiency over any form of bureaucracy  
  •  Unwavering national commitment  to technological innovation 

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

The Board

Nadine Hachach-Haram

Board Member & Founder

Tarek Sadi

Board Member & Founder

Omar Christidis

Board Member & Founder

Khaled Zeidan

Board Member & Founder

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By being at the epicenter of dialogue between forward-looking private sector entities and branches of the national government, IDEAS works to drive forward the vision of Lebanon as a Nation of Innovation. At the forefront of its quest, IDEAS aims to grow Lebanon’s economy into an exporter of innovation.