Rabat - The first edition of the "2WD Green Hackathon" will see the light in Marrakech November 24 to 26. A partnership of the Emerging Business Foundation (EBF) and Marrakech’s City Council, this initiative aims to make Two-Wheeled Drive (2WD) a sustainable and eco-friendly experience.
Rabat – The first edition of the “2WD Green Hackathon” will see the light in Marrakech November 24 to 26. A partnership of the Emerging Business Foundation (EBF) and Marrakech’s City Council, this initiative aims to make Two-Wheeled Drive (2WD) a sustainable and eco-friendly experience.
Part of the Marrakech-Safi Region’s vision to make motorized two-wheeled transport a 100 percent green experience by 2040, the hackathon was elaborated under EBF’s Hack The City program to develop the use of digital technology in urban development and city governance.
The event will be open for engineers, designers, developers, entrepreneurs, startups, citizens, and elected officials for 48 hours to propose projects and concrete solutions around five challenges.
The first is the green challenge, which consists of reducing CO2 emissions. The urban challenge entails the optimization of urban infrastructure for green 2WD. The business challenge revolves around facilitating access to green 2WD financing. The Road Safety Challenge focus on improving the safety and security of motorcyclists, and lastly, a “Surprise us!” challenge leaving room for the innovation of the participants.
At the end of these two days, a jury will award five projects according to three criteria: innovation, implementation, and impact.
The project teams will benefit from the support and expertise of Emerging Business Factory, the region’s leading private incubator, to prototype and deploy their project.
EBF works for the development of an innovation ecosystem within the industrial districts of the Marrakech-Safi Region, to respond to the new realities and challenges of innovation on a national and international scale.
The foundation acts as a catalyst to foster collaboration between economic development actors and industrial companies in the region around five key components: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Energy and Environment, Human Development, Infrastructure, and Communication.