A framework partnership agreement has just been signed between the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) and the Réseau Entreprendre Maroc (REM) in Benguerir in order to support startups from Moroccan and African universities.
“This partnership between UM6P and REM aims to support entrepreneurship and innovation within these universities by strengthening the innovation capacities of students and researchers and by contributing to the development of job-creating startups”, explain the signatories of the framework agreement in a press release.
And to specify that the said convention, which will last three years, defines the axes of collaboration for the implementation of actions contributing to the development of entrepreneurship and the creation of jobs in Morocco and in the African continent.
Decoded, it is indicated that it will be a question of developing a range of training offers intended for project leaders throughout their incubation cycle, of developing a set of support and innovative support to strengthen the capacities of project leaders by connecting them to experts, mentors and business leaders of the REM and to provide a financing offer covering the early stages of the startup’s development: ideation, prototyping and marketing.
The same source also points out that the Réseau Entreprendre Maroc will also have access to StartGate, the UM6P startup campus, through this partnership.
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“This collaboration will also allow startups in the UM6P ecosystem to get in touch with the business leaders of the Réseau Entreprendre Maroc and access international markets,” said the president of UM6P. , Hicham El Habti at the time of signing the Framework Convention.
Recalling that this partnership is a continuation of the efforts made by the higher education institution to create an entrepreneurship and innovation hub, he reiterated that this hub will tend to bring together both universities and industrialists. , startups, government entities and non-profit organizations wishing to co-create and co-innovate to make the world a better place.
On this occasion, Mehdi Laraki, president of the Réseau Entreprendre Maroc, for his part, affirmed: “We offer the tools necessary for the sustainability of these businesses that create wealth and jobs and symbolize the future of Morocco and the Africa. By each contributing their own stone, we are building an innovative and promising Morocco for generations to come ”.
As a reminder, REM, member of the international network of Réseau Entreprendre associations, is present in more than 10 countries around the world and has offices in Europe, South America and Africa, while UM6P, inaugurated in January 2017 by King Mohammed VI, is a multidisciplinary institution oriented towards applied research and innovation and turned towards Africa, which aims to place itself among the universally recognized universities in these fields.