Rabat - Moroccan inventors and innovators have shined once again at an international contest, scoring five gold medals in addition to three other awards during the 2017 International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (ICAN), held on August 26 in Toronto.
Rabat – Moroccan inventors and innovators have shined once again at an international contest, scoring five gold medals in addition to three other awards during the 2017 International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (ICAN), held on August 26 in Toronto.
During the competition, the Moroccan representatives won five gold medals and three awards in the categories of health, innovation, and technology.
The awarded Moroccans came from the Moroccan School for Engineering Sciences (EMSI),
Smartilab laboratory for research and development and innovation, Rabat’s Mohammed V
University, Kenitra’s Ibn Tofail University, and Hassan I University in Settat.
Hafid Griguer, director of Smartilab laboratory, along with three other participants earned a gold medal in the health category. The same participants also managed to score two additional awards: “Best Invention in Morocco” and “Best Invention”.
Six Smarilab representatives, including Gruiger, received a gold medal in the Transport and Internet of Things categories, while the representatives of Settat’s Hassan I University scored two more gold medals for their projects.
A press release issued by the International Federation of Inventors Associations affirmed that “this was the first time ever that Moroccan public and private institutions gathered together in a single place in order to proudly raise their Moroccan flag.”
The association added that the Hassan I University had previously scored a gold medal in the 2016 iCAN competition, while the Smartilab laboratory has won 24 international awards in Spain, Russia, Romania, Malaysia, China, and Canada.
The statement said that so far in 2017, Morocco has received 49 international awards, including 24 gold medals in various competitions such as Euroinvent, Inventica, Ipitex, and SHIE.
This edition saw the participation of 33 countries. The event aimed to provide an international platform for inventors, innovators, students, and research scientists from around the world, giving them the opportunity to share their experiences and inventions.