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ITPO Bahrain

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Inaugurated on 22nd April 1996; ITPO Bahrain’s mandate is to mobilize domestic and foreign resources (finance, technology, know-how, managerial) from Bahrain and the Arab region to developing countries and economies in transition.

In parallel, ITPO Bahrain has also developed the EDIP (Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion) Programme, a package approach aimed at developing conducive ecosystems through the provision of financial and non-financial services to support entrepreneurs and innovators in the start-up and MSME growth stage. EDIP an incubation management system entails capacity building interventions, business counseling and technology ties ups leading to business partnerships, sustainable financial inclusion, incubation management and growth programs.

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  • Promote investment and technology transfer through the ITPO Network 

  • Through the implementation of EDIP, develop domestic investment and leverage foreign direct investment 

  • Provide assistance to entrepreneurs / investors through collective preparation and empowerment, counseling and technology tie-ups/development of full-fledged joint ventures, business plan preparation and financial linkages 

  • Source financial support and linkages for MSMEs through the various financial schemes available in Bahrain and the region 

  • Assist existing enterprises in upgrading/growth by assessing their needs and defining the appropriate interventions through counseling and business advice in order to create a sound basis for the attraction of foreign direct investments 

Local partners:

  • Bahrain Ministry of Finance & National Economy 

  • Ministry of Industry Commerce (MOIC) 

  • Ministry of Education (MOE) 

  • Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) 

  • Tamkeen (Labor Fund) 

  • Economic Development Board (EDB) 

  • University of Bahrain 

  • Polytechnic University 

  • Bahrain Development Bank 

  • Bank Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH) 

  • Supreme Council for Women 

  • Supreme Council of Environment 

  • Kingdom University Bahrain  

  • Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) 

International partners:

  • League of Arab States  

  • Islamic Development Bank 

  • Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) 

  • Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) 

  • Union of Arab Chambers 

  • Union of Arab Banks 

  • World Business Angel Forum (WBAF) 

  • Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) 

  • Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) 

  • Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) 

  • Arab Academy for Science, Technology, Maritime Support – Center of Entrepreneurship 

  • Creative Business Network 

  • Shenzhen Youth Federation 

  • Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) 


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ITPO Bahrain Annual Report 2022

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World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum Report 2022

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World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum Report 2019

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World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum Report 2017

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World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum Report 2015

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Women Entrepreneurs - Women Empowered

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UNIDO ITPO Bahrain Marking 20 Years

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ITPO Bahrain

Bahrain Financial Harbor, 23rd Floor, West Tower, Building 1459, Road 4626, Manama, Bahrain

+973 17536881