Inwi and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) have announced a groundbreaking collaboration during the 2nd edition of GITEX AFRICA in Marrakech. This new agreement marks a significant milestone in the partnership between Inwi and UM6P, creating new synergies between the private sector and academia to promote innovative entrepreneurship and support promising digital startups.

Through this collaboration, Inwi and UM6P aim to combine their expertise and resources to foster an ecosystem conducive to innovation and the growth of young digital enterprises. The agreement focuses on developing a support and acceleration program for startup projects that win the inwiDays Awards competition. This program is designed to identify, engage, and support entrepreneurial talents and innovative projects across several key areas, including Sportech, customer experience, Fintech, Retailtech, and artificial intelligence.

This initiative also aspires to establish a national center of excellence in the support and acceleration of promising startups. By leveraging the strengths of both Inwi and UM6P, the partnership seeks to create significant opportunities for digital startups and contribute to the dynamism of Morocco’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

As part of this agreement, the 12th edition of inwiDays, a flagship event for entrepreneurship and innovation, will be held this year at the UM6P campus in Benguerir on June 25, 2024. This event will bring together entrepreneurs, experts, and key players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to exchange and share innovative ideas, focusing on the theme of “Sportech.”

For Inwi, this collaboration aligns perfectly with its vision of supporting the growth of Moroccan startups and highlighting the emerging digital economy. UM6P, with its commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship, actively contributes to creating an environment conducive to the development and success of startups. By joining forces, Inwi and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University will create significant opportunities for digital startups and help energize the national entrepreneurial ecosystem.

“We are thrilled to partner with UM6P to empower the next wave of Moroccan entrepreneurs,” said Azzedine El Mountassir Billah, CEO of Inwi. “By combining our technological strengths with UM6P’s academic excellence, we can create a vibrant ecosystem that nurtures innovation and drives economic development.”

Hicham El Habti, President of UM6P, added, “Our collaboration with Inwi represents a significant step forward in our mission to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. Together, we can provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the resources, knowledge, and support they need to turn their ideas into successful ventures.”

This partnership underscores the growing importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in Morocco. By supporting entrepreneurial spirit and providing the necessary resources for success, Inwi and UM6P are paving the way for a brighter, more innovative future in the region.