Bahrain has launched an initiative to help young Bahraini entrepreneurs turn their projects into successful businesses that will contribute to the national economy. The “Intilaqa” (Start Up) development initiative is the brainchild of the Nasser bin Hamad Foundation and aims to support ideas of Bahraini youths and guide owners of start-ups, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN). A package of specialised programmes will be launched under the initiative, which will encourage Bahraini inventors and youngsters to enter the scientific and technical sectors. The scheme will then target specific sectors, which include information technology, telecommunications, e-Commerce, tourism and leisure, retail commerce and media. The “Intilaqa” initiative will provide financial, legal and moral support to all innovative projects and inventions, taking into account specific rules and regulations.