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SwitchMed Business Networking Implemented by UNIDO in Morocco

by switchmed last modified Dec 19, 2016 02:20 PM
SwitchMed, together with UNIDO, present Eco-Innovative market ready applications to Moroccan enterprises in the manufacturing sector, supporting the development of a circular economy.

Photo: CC Farid mernissiThe SwitchMed business networking event, implemented by the United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), connects EU Eco-Innovation technologies, developed in the framework of EU´s Eco-Innovation and Life programme, to businesses of the Southern Mediterranean region.

The objective of the BtoB event is to strengthen the internationalization of start-ups and SMEs in the Southern Mediterranean region by promoting the transfer of EU Eco-Innovative technologies and the creation of joint ventures, to improve their ability to achieve common competitive advantages in innovation, greening and resource efficiency.

In this context, UNIDO is organizing, on the 24 January, 2017, a networking and partnership event to present EU Eco-Innovations, ready for market uptake, to Moroccan businesses and practitioners.

This initiative will organize BtoB meetings to be held on the 24th January between European holders of Eco-Innovations and interested Moroccan companies projects for commercial collaborations and / or industrial partnerships. 

The participation in the UNIDO SwitchMed BtoB is open to all Moroccan companies and is free of charge. 

The event - to be held in Hotel Novotel Casablanca City Center and is organized in collaboration with:


  RECTIM - Réseau des Centres Techniques Industriels Marocains

Click here to register for the BtoB event on the 24th January, 2017 in Casablanca. 


Preliminary Agenda of the SwitchMed Business Networking event in Morocco (Subject to changes)

  • 23 of January 2017: 

    Arrival of the EU Eco-innovation providers in Morocco


  • 24 of January 2017:

9h15           Registration

9h15-10h00 Salle Mohamed V/Novotel Tunis  

           Introduction Seminar: The SwitchMed business networking for eco-innovation

      • Ms. Roberta DE PALMA - Chief Technical Advisor UNIDO / SwitchMed 
      • Mr. Abdallah NAIT BRAHIM  -UNIDO/SwitchMed MED TEST Team Leader 
      • EU Delegation in Morocco

10h00-10h30 Coffee Break

10h30-13h00 Presentation of the EU Eco-Innovation solutions:

• Biofuel 2G 

• Supertex

• Sora/ECO-S 

• MLSE Textile 

• De-Humus 

• WASTEred

• Pandora Group/Ecoplasbrick

• Vitirover/VVinner 

• Prowaste

• Jenealogia/MNB Ecofinishing

• Organoclick

• Adasa Sistemas/Optimedar

• Inescop/Oxatan

• VDE Maspell/TV4Newood

• Van Maren Systems/Recycled Pallet Systems

• Kieselmann France

• Societa’ Trattament Acque (Water Treatment)


13h00-14h00 Lunch

14h00-17h00 BtoB Meetings - Direct discussions with interested Moroccan industries

         17h15 Summary of the day 

         17h30 Networking Cocktail

  • 25 January 2017:

    Departure of EU eco-innovation providers


Venue location

Hotel Novotel Casablanca City Center

Angle Rue Zaid Ouhmad Sidi Belyout

Casablanca 20190


Tel: +212 (0) 22 46 65 00

Fax: +212 (0) 22 46 65 01