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Start-Up Nation Central and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) promote a partnership of know-how in innovation

TEL AVIVIsrael , November 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Start-Up Nation Central – a non-profit organization that promotes Israel’s innovation ecosystem around the world – hosted a delegation from from Morocco Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) this week to promote greater partnership between the two countries’ innovation ecosystems.

In the photo from left to right: HE Abderrahim Bayoudh, Head of the Moroccan Liaison Office in Tel Aviv; Yassine Laghzioui, director of entrepreneurship and adventure at UM6P; Avi Hasson, CEO of Start-Up Nation Central; and Aviva Steinberger, director of innovation diplomacy at Start-Up Nation Central. (Photo credit Achikam Ben Yosef) (PRNewsfoto/Start-Up Nation Central (SNC))

The delegation’s visit builds on the Memorandum of Understanding that the two signed in casablanca in May at the “Connect to Innovate” conference. During this week’s three-day meeting, the stage was set to discuss the creation of an innovation ecosystem, knowledge sharing and transfer between academia and industry, challenges in human capital and business investment and connecting start-up communities in each country.

“The business opportunities that exist between Israeli innovation and the business and academic ecosystem of Morocco are vast.” Said, HE Abderrahim Bayoudhboss of from Morocco Liaison office at Tel Aviv. “We see the connection as a natural connection, which must be developed for the benefit of the development of links between countries. Thanks to Start-Up Nation Central for its commitment to promote these relations”.

Israel and Morocco are natural partners when it comes to building a MENA innovation ecosystem,” said the CEO of Start-Up Nation Central Avi Hasson. “This partnership and the memorandum of understanding signed with UM6P lay the foundations for a doubly beneficial adventure for our common economies. This week, we welcome our partners from UM6P to Israel for a series of workshops and meetings to share the challenges of travel, a new perspective on ecosystem management, and in-person networking, aimed at helping us achieve our common goal. »

“The partnership between UM6P and Startup Nation Central was established to help both organizations leverage innovation and education to address common challenges such as climate change, food security and digital inclusion. . Morocco and Africa could unlock enormous potential and benefit both regions. During the week, the joint team will focus on discussing several topics related to the development of the innovation ecosystem, such as technology transfer and how to instill skills and mindset of entrepreneurship to students and researchers.” Yassine Laghzioui, director of entrepreneurship and adventure at UM6P.

About Start-Up Nation Central

Start-Up Nation Central is a non-profit organization that connects Israeli innovation to the world to help international entities solve global challenges. Immersed in the Israeli tech ecosystem, we provide a platform that fosters business growth and generates partnerships with businesses, governments, investors and NGOs to strengthen Israel’s economy and society. For more information visit:

About Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

The Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is a center of education, research, innovation and entrepreneurship, aspiring to become a solid bridge of knowledge between Morocco, Africa and the world. Located in the “green city Mohammed VI” in Benguerir, near Marrakech, UM6P applies a “learning by doing” approach and develops strong partnerships with world-class universities, in order to promote leadership and training in targeted research areas. By contributing to the training of a new generation of researchers, entrepreneurs and leaders, UM6P is committed to positioning itself Morocco and Africa at the forefront of technology and human sciences.

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