The Fouad Makhzoumi Innovation Center
In response to changes brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, LAU has begun work on the Fouad Makhzoumi Innovation Center, which will be the hub for entrepreneurial innovations. Housed on the Beirut campus, the center was made possible through a generous donation from its benefactor. The goal of the center, which will also serve as an accelerator, is to leverage the creative talents and entrepreneurial ambitions of students by seeding ideas, incubating them and accelerating their passage to market.
The center will encourage technology-driven entrepreneurship, reduce the brain drain, and create an ecosystem of creativity and growth. The two pillars of the Fouad Makhzoumi Innovation Center, entrepreneurship and academia, are also part and parcel of LAU’s mission to lead its community, the country and region in technological and social advancement.