The Moroccan OFEED Association has won a gold medal at Taiwan’s International Innovation and Invention Competition (IIIC).
Rabat- Moroccan technology is making its mark globally. Representing Morocco, Majid El Bouazzaoui, president of the OFEED innovation association won another gold medal for Morocco, this time at IIIC on November 3.
Thirteen countries competed: Taiwan, Japan, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Croatia, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Morocco, and Canada. OFEED was the only association representing Africa and the Arab world.
The participating countries exhibited over 380 inventions. OFEED’s winning invention was the “automatic guidance system of photovoltaic panels” which cleans solar panels without using drinking water.
El Bouazzaoui’s OFEED has won more than 10 gold medals in China, Canada, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Poland, and South Korea. OFEED won the Korean medal earlier this month at the international invention exhibition of BIXPO 2018 in Gwangju, October 30 to November 2.
OFEED aims to “strengthen national and international partnership, strengthen partnership with the major stakeholders in the field of inventions, and accompany the carriers of new invention patents, capitalize and share experiences.”
El Bouazzaoui is an electrical engineer specializing in networks and telecommunication. He is also on the executive committee of the International Federation of Inventors Associations (IFIA).
In 2017, El Bouazzaoui won an Inpex Award of Merit at the INPEX International Exhibition of Inventions in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
King Mohammed VI also awarded El Bouazzaoui his Wissam Al Istihkak Al Watani (the Medal of National Merit) of 2nd rank on Throne Day in 2016.
The Chinese Society of Innovation and Inventions (CIIS) and Russia’s International Exhibition of Inventions of Moscow Archimedes / InnovExpo organize the annual competition.
The competition took place with the support of the Office of Support from the President of Taiwan and the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA).