Start-up Nation Central and UM6P Promote an innovation Partnership between Morocco and Israel

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) hosted a delegation from Start-Up Nation Central this week to encourage greater cooperation between the innovation ecosystems of the two countries. Start-Up Nation Central is a nonprofit organization that promotes the Israeli innovation ecosystem to the world.

The Start-Up Nation Central issues a press statement announcing the arrival of a group from Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). The discussion of a number of issues, including the development of an innovation ecosystem, knowledge sharing and transfer between academia and industry, difficulties with investing in human capital and businesses, and ways to better connect the start-up communities of the two countries, were the main goals of this visit.

This visit follows the agreement protocol that the Start-Up Nation Central and the UM6P signed in Casablanca last May during the Connect to Innovate conference. The head of the Moroccan Embassy in Tel Aviv, Abderrahim Bayoudh, stated in this statement that there are “huge commercial opportunities” between Israeli innovation and the Moroccan business and academic ecosphere.

When it comes to creating an innovation ecosystem in the MENA region, Israel and Morocco are natural partners, according to Avi Hasson, PDG of Start-Up Nation Central.

“This partnership and the agreement protocol signed with UM6P provide the groundwork for an adventure that will benefit our local economies twice over,” he said.

“The partnership between UM6P and the Startup Nation Central has been established to help the two organizations draw on innovation and education to address shared challenges like the climate change, food security, and digital inclusion,” said Yassine Laghzioui, responsible for entrepreneurship and venture capital at UM6P.

The conclusion said, “During this week, several topics related to the growth of the innovation ecosystem will be discussed, such as technology transfer and how to instill entrepreneurial skills and mindset in students and researchers.”

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