IT hub next door


Hidden IT champion

A little more than a decade after the Arab Spring, Tunisia is forging ahead in terms of its digital economy. Its proximity to Europe and the high level of education among its IT workforce are conducive to investment and partnerships.

The legal framework for the digital economy, that includes a comprehensive funding law for start-ups – known as the Startup Act –, simplifies the founding of companies and removes investment barriers.

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Why Tunisia?

Strategic location

Tunisia is the crossroads between Europe, Africa. and the Middle East. The very short travel time makes the country a very strategic location: Tunis is less than a 3-hour flight time from Europe’s main capitals.

Good infrastructure

When it comes to ICT infrastructure, Tunisia is leading in the MENA region. Its digital infrastructure includes a strong 4G network and high-capacity fibre optic cables linking the country to Europe.

Excellent education

The education system is focused on linguistic and technical skills. Each year, about 10,000 ICT students graduate, many of whom have international experience, expanding the pool of specialised workers.

Business environment

Today, there are over 1,800 companies operating in the ICT sector, employing over 100,000 skilled workers. Additionally, since Tunisia launched the Startup Act in 2018, entrepreneurship has been on the rise. 

High quality

Tunisia offers innovative solutions, quality software development and consultancy in Cloud Computing, Security Engineering, Computer Networking, Databases, Mobile Development, and much more.

Legal framework

Tunisia has enacted a favourable regulatory framework for international companies and investors. It is aligned to the EU’s GRDP and offers strong political support for outsourcing and nearshoring collaboration.

Start-up ecosystem

A dynamic promising start-up ecosystem helps young companies, investors, and start-up support organisations to develop a vibrant economy and branch out into the MENA and Sub-Saharan region.

Data security

Tunisia excels in data security, offering GDPR-compliant IT support through ISO-certified companies. Its laws align with European standards, ensuring reliable, high-quality services for European businesses.


While innovation and digitalisation are on the rise, rates are low, which makes Tunisian companies attractive partners. For example, the competitive wages are on average a third of the wages in Germany.

Cultural compatibility

Tunisia and its ecosystem are diverse and multilingual. French is the second national language after Arabic and spoken by over 60% of the population. Most university students also speak good English and even German.

Global Skills Report 2022
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Automation and digital technologies are revolutionising almost every industry, from agriculture to manufacturing. The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed what people demand from their working lives. Global instability and inflation show that a well paid, secure job that leads to long-term career growth is more important than ever.


Our recent news

71 cooperations – new partners

New collaboration and investment in the ICT sector in Tunisia, thanks to the collaboration of the following renowned international companies committed to creating digital jobs and strengthening local skills: Ezo, a Canadian company dedicated to financial and banking inclusion, Speedykom, a German company specialising in technology consulting and digital solution deployment, and YoChBee, a French payment fintech for the diaspora.


TRANSFORM 24 in Berlin

Under the motto “Building bridges,” we organised a great Tunisia panel on the main stage of Bitkom’s TRANSFORM 24. You can watch the lively discussion about opportunities for German companies in the Tunisian ITC sector with former German ambassador in Tunisia Dr. Andreas Reinicke, Volker Maiborn from MaibornWolff and our Expert Digital Transformation Mohamed Dhab on YouTube.


EMERGING Valley in Marseille

Our Marseille visit was all about innovation. At the EMERGING Valley, the Africa-Europe Summit for emerging start-ups and organic innovations, Tech216 strengthened the bridge between African and European tech for boosting and scaling collaborations. The next stop: the 4th Dot Landing’s meeting, where our partner The Dot provided a platform for support programmes for the Tunisian diaspora and investment opportunities in Tunisia.