Mohammed VI Polytechnic University and MassChallenge announce a partnership to promote startup ecosystems in Africa
Paris, May 16th, 2019 - Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) and MassChallenge announced today at VivaTech their strategic partnership, to support UM6P and OCP Group ambitious innovation agenda, together with the national and continental ecosystems.
UM6P and MassChallenge, through its Bridge to MassChallenge program, are joining their efforts to stimulate economic vitality and job creation by catalyzing entrepreneurial activity and supporting early-stage entrepreneurs working on African challenges as they develop and execute on game-changing ideas, technologies, and discoveries.
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University has created an Innovation & Entrepreneurship platform that endeavors to promote and support a global community of researchers and visionary entrepreneurs committed to the development of the African continent. This platform federates a number of actors working together to provide startups with access to the necessary resources to develop their businesses.
"Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is setting best world standards in education for the benefit of Morocco and Africa. Fostering research, innovation and entrepreneurship resides at the core of its mission. Our strategic partnership with MassChallenge will allow us to further connect our continent with the global innovation grid" said Hicham El Habti, Secretary General at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
"At MassChallenge we put startups at the center of our ecosystem. We take no equity and we support high-potential, high-impact entrepreneurs by connecting them with world class mentors and corporate partners. We run a proven business curriculum delivered by experts to enable startups to bring their ideas to market. We truly believe that startups can change the world, and we’re proud to partner with UM6P and OCP Group to support the best entrepreneurs in their fields, boost their initiatives and create value for society," stated Matt Lashmar, Managing Director MassChallenge Switzerland.