Call for Trainers - Prototype Development Workshop - Idealab

Park Innovation is a mission oriented organization driven by innovation integrating a community project, coworking space, tech hub, and business accelerator, striving towards rural empowerment through promoting entrepreneurship and employability. Park Innovation is currently implementing Idea Lab, a program in partnership with Berytech and co-funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Lebanon aimed at empowering startups innovating in the sectors of agrifoodtech/agriculture and clean energy, through technical and financial support.

We are on the lookout for a seasoned and proficient trainer to deliver the Prototype Development Workshop, to guide startups in creating and refining their initial prototypes for testing with potential customers. Through hands-on activities and practical guidance, participants will learn how to identify key product details, design prototypes using accessible materials, conduct testing, iterate on feedback, and engage users in the product design cycle.

Scope of Services

The selected trainer will be responsible for the workshop from planning to execution and monitoring. (5 hours for 10 teams simultaneously)

The workshop shall cover the following key areas:

a. Product Details Identification

Identifying essential features, functionality, and benefits of the product.

b. Prototype Creation

Techniques for creating the first prototype using everyday items and inexpensive materials.

c. Prototype Testing and Iteration

Methods for testing the prototype with potential customers and gathering feedback.

Applying an iterative process to refine the prototype based on user input.

d. User Engagement in Design Cycle

Strategies for engaging users in the product design cycle and incorporating their feedback.

e. Budgeting for Prototype Features

Understanding the budget constraints and prioritizing prototype features accordingly.

Expected Deliverables

The appointed trainer is required to provide a comprehensive curriculum outline, detailing the various subtopics to be covered during the workshop, along with estimated durations for each segment. 

Following approval, the selected expert will be responsible for overseeing the execution of the 5-hour workshop aligned with the approved curriculum.

The trainer shall complete a feedback form for each startup, documenting their observations and assessments.


This proposal welcomes applications from independent trainers/consultants or legal entities based in Lebanon.

  • A Bachelor's degree in Business, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, or a related field is required, with preference given to candidates holding a Masters or PhD.
  • At least 3 years of experience working with startups, preferably in agritech and cleantech sectors
  • Hands-on expertise in agritech and cleantech sectors, including understanding of current trends, regulations, and challenges
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with awareness of startup landscape and opportunities
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to provide constructive feedback
  • Availability to conduct the workshop at Park Innovation, Semkanieh- El Chouf (

How to apply

To submit your application, kindly send in your proposal (both technical and financial), resume, and work/project portfolio via email to: [email protected] with the subject: “PI-Idea Lab: Application for Prototype Development Workshop Trainer Position”.

Only complete applications will be considered. Given the anticipated volume of submissions, only the chosen candidate will be notified.

Friday, 07. Jun 2024
Type of Call
Call for Consultancies
Intervention Sector(s):
Agriculture, Science & Technology, Training & Capacity Building
Remuneration range:
< 1000 (USD)
Duration of Contract:
Five (5) hours workshop