Rabat – The Moroccan School for Engineering Sciences (EMSI, Casablanca), represented by its research, development, and innovation laboratories “SMARTiLab” and “LPRI”, earned a variety of awards at the iCAN competition in Toronto, Canada.
The Moroccan school won two gold medals for two inventions “Smart Traffic” and “Smarty Factory 4.0”. The school also won the distinction of “Special Inventor Award”.
“Smart Traffic” is a decentralized system based on radio frequency identification and image processing, able to manage urban traffic in an optimal and intelligent way. It identifies emergency vehicles (Fire trucks, ambulances, police…) and controls the traffic lights dynamically.
As for “Smarty Factory 4.0”, it is a multi-interface, multi-protocol and multi-industry communication device for the acquisition of data in the form of mode bus frames and its input/output both analog and digital, explains a release from EMSI.
iCAN is an international invention and innovation competition, organized by Toronto International Society of Innovation and Advanced Skills (TISIAS), in Toronto, Canada. The 2019 competition was held on Saturday, August 24 and was the fourth competition of its kind.
The competition included contestants from 50 countries, presenting their creative ideas and exhibiting their innovative projects. The jury based their decisions on the clarity and coherence of the contestant’s oral presentations, the originality and the complexity of their projects, along with the utility of the inventions, supported by proof.
EMSI has already participated in many international innovation exhibitions and competitions, in Moscow (Russia), Geneva (Switzerland), Iasi (Romania), Katowice (Poland), and Silicon Valley (United States). The school has won ten gold medals, four silver medals, and thirty awards.