Orange Corners incubation programme

In partnership with Orange Corners Erbil, cewas Middle East started a start-up incubation programme in October 2020. The program is dedicated to entrepreneurs with business solutions in the water and agricultural sector. Early-stage entrepreneurs had the opportunity to join the Water & Agri Ideation Training in August 2020. During the ideation training, the participants have developed a high potential business idea and applied it to the incubation programme.

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Training Period: 29-31 August, 2020


This 3-days Ideation Training introduced selected participants to the current water management and agri-food challenges. The goal was to equip them with tools to generate business ideas that create significant economic, environmental, and social impact. Moreover, the participants developed hypotheses and prototyped solutions. They had the opportunity to test their prototypes and learn pitching skills. As a main element of the training course, great emphasis was laid on participants’ interaction. Besides the online live sessions, a virtual collaboration platform has been available for the group works. Further mentor sessions were conducted. And lastly tool applications that trigger participants’ creativity were provided.

Training Period: September 2020 - February 2020


Entrepreneurs, who already have an innovative business idea for the water and agricultural sector and look for tailored support in developing a sustainable business model, are invited to apply to our dedicated 6-months incubation program.

This programme is a unique opportunity to implement business ideas that create environmental, economic and social impact in KRI, Iraq and the region. It includes advanced training modules, specialised business and operational coaching, consulting by sector experts as well as access to an extensive regional and international network of potential partnersand investors, international exposure and a community of like mindedchange makers.