The Ministry of Industry, the Association of Lebanese Industrialists, the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research, and Banque du Liban are proud to launch the annual Conference and Exhibition of Lebanese Industrial Research Achievements (LIRA). It is commonly recognized that Lebanese talents have significant achievements worldwide, as innovative ideas and industrial processes have been proposed and developed globally by engineers and scientists with Lebanese origins. Every year, LIRA program honors a select few of the distinguished Lebanese talents abroad, during the annual exhibition. This aims at informing researchers in Lebanon about the achievements of their peers worldwide, and establishing strong ties with local Lebanese innovators.
Application & Selection Process
Lebanese researchers and professionals abroad are encouraged to apply by submitting a brief, describing their innovative achievements in applied research, through the online application portal, prior to the published deadline. The brief would introduce the project/start-up and describe how the applied research benefits the industrial sector. The brief would also include a short biography of the applicant(s), in addition to relevant patents or proof of industrial development through products or prototypes. A specialized committee evaluates the applications and selects those with the most distinguished achievements to be invited and honored during the LIRA exhibition.