A high-ranking Quebec delegation led by Prof. Rémi QUIRION, Chief Scientist and head of the Quebec Research Funds, visited the MAScIR Foundation on May 24, 2022. The delegation was composed of representatives of the Quebec government, as well as several academic, technical and research institutions such as: Polytechnique Montreal, the Universities of Quebec in Outaouais, Montreal, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rimouski, the Federation of Cegeps and colleges of Maisonneuve and Ahuntsic, as well as college centers of technology transfer including the Institute of Innovation in Logistics of Quebec and Productique Quebec.

The delegation was welcomed by Ms. Nawal CHRAIBI, Executive Director of the MAScIR Foundation, and visited the foundation’s 1750 m² technology platform, where they learned about research projects, innovations and achievements in various fields, including medical and plant biotechnology, microelectronics and nanotechnology.

On the sidelines of this visit, a working meeting was held to discuss the shared priorities of the Foundation and the Quebec delegation in terms of applied research, modes of collaboration between companies and universities, technology transfer and valorization of results. During this exchange, Mrs. Nawal CHRAIBI underlined the role that MAScIR can play in the development of applied research on the national level and the accompaniment of institutions and operators from Quebec who wish to settle in Morocco or develop partnerships there. This exchange was also an opportunity to present MAScIR VALOR SA which accompanies MAScIR researchers in the creation of start-ups resulting from research projects conducted within the foundation.

This visit organized by the Quebec Office in Rabat (BQR), directed by Mr. Alain OLIVIER, is part of the actions carried out by the BQR in order to create a logic of mutually profitable partnership between Quebec companies and institutions that want to develop or strengthen their activities by relying on Moroccan companies, research centers and universities.