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Technopark Morocco Signs Agreement to Implement Startup Support Systems

In collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Transition and Administration Reform and Essaouira’s City Council, the Moroccan Information Technopark Company (MITC) signed today two agreements on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of a new Technopark Site in Essaouira.

The agreements aim to strengthen research and development in the field of innovative entrepreneurship and digital economy, with a view to consolidate the spirit of innovation in companies and developing technology specialties.

They also aim to strengthen Technopark’s capacity to provide better quality support to start-ups and help them integrate national and international markets.

These agreements, which span 2023–2026, will bolster the network of businesses engaged in the digital sector across Morocco and promote the growth of digital professions.

While the initial goal of the partnership is to increase the number of technoparks to ten locations across the kingdom, Delegate Minister in charge of Digital Transition and Administration Reform Ghita Mezzour has stated that the second goal is to greatly enhance the caliber of incubation and support that technoparks provide to startups throughout Morocco.

“We want them to have access to markets nationally, internationally, to raise funds, to develop startups, and to maybe have a unicorn in Morocco in the near future,” Mezzour told Morocco World News (MWN).

MITC General Director Lamiae Benmakhlouf stated that the aim is to facilitate the establishment and growth of technology startups. Projects related to sustainable development, new information technologies, and the creative and cultural industries will all receive assistance.

“Today, this technopark has the capacity to host more than 70 digital projects and startups, and we’re really proud of the potential this city has to offer,” Benmakhlouf said.

The director concluded by saying that the city offers a wealth of skill, inventiveness, and creativity that should be fostered and supported in order to develop successful companies that will add value to the area and generate employment.

Source: Moroccoworldnews