The Moroccan delegation presented their innovative ideas and products to an international audience.
Rabat – Moroccan inventors and startups won four medals, including one gold, at the 2019 International Trade Fair for Ideas, Inventions, and New Products (iENA). The German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) hosted the event in Nuremberg, Germany, from October 31 to November 3.
The Electronic, Mechatronic, and Mechanic Cluster of Morocco (CE3M), an innovation-promoting NGO, and the German Cooperation Agency in Morocco invited four Moroccan startups to take part in the event.
“We are very happy and proud to return to Morocco with four medals,” said Marzban Cooper, a technical advisor at GIZ Morocco.
“Morocco has always been a country of entrepreneurs and great ideas. It is now time to make Morocco a global hub of technological innovation and to give it the international recognition it deserves,” he added.
The Moroccan startups that participated work in the fields of materials science, agritech, energy, and smart cities.
The Mohammed VI Polytechnic University of Benguerir (UM6P) participated with its “Sens-Things” project. The project is a predictive diagnostic and maintenance solution based on new sensor technology and a platform of big data and artificial intelligence.
The Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research (MASCIR) exhibited their product “Agriscan,” an olive oil quality analyzer.
The startup Metatechnology invented an intelligent 3D camera to be used in public places without violating the identity of the people captured in its field of vision.
Finally, the startup PilliotY won a gold medal for “Metronic-CBH,” a product that analyzes the quality of complex cables and aeronautical and space harnesses during their production.
iENA 2019 included several conferences on innovation throughout the days of the event. It also gave a platform to young innovators to present their innovative products and ideas, and rewarded the best ones with medals.
Inventors, exhibitors, investors, and experts from 14 different countries took part in the event.