Establishing a Creative Hub: Palestine Techno Park and SEC Forge Pioneering Partnership

We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership between the Palestine Techno Park and the Small Enterprise Center (SEC) Association! This dynamic collaboration is set to revolutionize the landscape for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Palestine. By signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), we are embarking on an exciting journey to implement the "Supporting MSMEs Competitiveness and Growth in Palestine Programme," generously funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
 
Founded in 2008, the SEC Association is a trailblazing international non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurship and boosting the competitiveness of MSMEs and social enterprises, including cooperatives. SEC is renowned for its innovative solutions that help businesses overcome challenges related to green practices, accessing high-value external markets, securing affordable loans, and acquiring cutting-edge technology and know-how. Their mission is to unlock the full potential of MSMEs, paving the way for sustainable jobs for women and youth.
 
This collaboration perfectly aligns with Palestine Techno Park's mission to foster innovation, support sustainable development, and enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Palestine. By combining our strengths, SEC and Palestine Techno Park will implement pioneering strategies and solutions that propel MSMEs to new heights, driving economic development and technological advancement across the region.
 
  • Voices from the Partnership:
Mr. Ala Alaeddin, Vice Chairman of the Board, emphasized the project's importance in supporting startups and small to medium-sized enterprises to boost their competitiveness. He expressed gratitude to all partners for their cooperation and unwavering commitment to this sector.
Mr. Ahmad Abu Bakr, General Manager of SEC, underscored the significance of this initiative within their strategy to uplift the sector despite the challenging conditions it faces. He thanked all partners for their collaboration and continued support.
Mr. Mahmoud Abu Amira, Program Manager, conveyed his optimism about the upcoming project interventions. He highlighted the project's commitment to addressing the priority issues of startups and MSMEs, identified through detailed studies conducted in collaboration with sector representatives and stakeholders.
 
  • What we will work on? 

 Together, SEC and Palestine Techno Park will bring a series of innovative activities to life, focusing on building a sustainable body that delivers cutting-edge solutions to MSMEs. Here's a sneak peek at what’s coming:

  1. General Training on Product and Creative Thinking: Empower local designers with advanced skills linked to Palestinian and global industries. Dive into modern technologies, materials, production, prototyping, and more.
  2. Specific Design Training for Creative Industries (Furniture Subsector): Elevate design skills and product diversification with trend-focused training, enhancing product quality and marketability.
  3. Product Design Training for the Furniture Subsector: Connect professional furniture designers with market needs, new design trends, and production processes. This training aims to help designers create signature pieces that blend innovation with cultural heritage.
  4. Product Design Training for the Handicraft Subsector: Transform Palestine's handicraft industry by offering courses in material development, 3D printing, laser cutting, and design enhancement. Designers will gain skills to create market-ready products with cultural significance and functionality.
  5. Training of Trainers (TOT) for Hub Designers: Equip hub designers to lead future training sessions, ensuring sustainable delivery of creative design programs. International experts will guide these sessions, ensuring top-notch training quality.
  6. Competitions and Hackathons: Kickstart the hub with a hackathon in the first year, spurring innovative solutions in green practices, smart design, efficient material use, waste treatment, quality enhancement, cost reduction, and product diversification.

 Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to witness the dawn of a new era for MSMEs in Palestine!