ARDD hosted yesterday a Danish delegation headed by His Excellency Ambassador Kristoffer Vivike to learn more about the achievements and progress of Design and Determine Business Incubator
Design & Determine Business Incubator (DDBI) represents a model for partnership between civil society organizations and the private sector, which seeks to activate the developmental role of local investors in the framework of social responsibility.
DDBI provides selected startups in Jordan with innovative integrated incubation solutions that reinforce entrepreneurial aspirations and local economic development, through meaningful partnerships consolidating decent work principles, job creation opportunities, and accelerating businesses’ success & sustainability. It mainly aims at assisting new businesses to become established and profitable by providing incubates with a place of operations, a supportive environment, an integrative incubation program, and other services to grow their businesses. It incubated 15 entrepreneurial projects for emerging businesses in Jordan, as well as providing educational scholarships and professional development opportunities in the fields of hospitality, management and business.
The partnership between the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) and Al Zumurrod for Orientals gave birth to this modern business incubator that seeks to contribute to increasing the success rate of start-ups and entrepreneurial projects. The incubator includes a space for businesses and a number of small projects, a productive kitchen, a crafts gallery that aims at improving the quality of craftwork, and Maqha Al Nahda, a restaurant that is open for locals and tourists, to support the notion of intertwined humanitarian and cultural tourism.
DDBI comes as part of the Design and Determine project, which is funded by the European Regional Development and Protection Program (RDPP II) for Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq, which is supported by the Czech Republic, Denmark, the European Union, Ireland, and Switzerland.