With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), the Moroccan government wants to adopt innovative technologies such as intelligent robotics, artificial intelligence …combined with new approaches to data management to take up upcoming challenges.
The goal is to enable local manufacturers and the supply chain save time, boost productivity, reduce waste and costs, and respond more effectively to global consumer demands.
To seize the huge opportunities offered by Industry 4.0 and spur innovation-led growth, an agreement was inked Monday by the Ministry of Industry and Digital Economy, the Digital Development Agency (DDA), the Euro-Med University of Fez and the “Fez Smart Factory”.
The signatories pledge to join efforts to encourage SMEs to adopt new technologies to improve their manufacturing skills, increase productivity and competitiveness. They also agreed to support scientific research and innovation to enable the Kingdom become an attractive and competitive hub for high-tech manufacturing, producing reliable, affordable and efficient products.
Speaking on this occasion, Minister of Industry and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, said this partnership will combine “our digital and industrial assets to develop a competitive digital ecosystem promoting the transfer of digital technologies”.
For his part, Head of Digital Development Agency, Mohammed Drissi Melyani said the partnership will enhance cooperation between the signatories to build a base in the country for Industry 4.0, citing in this regard the “Fez Smart Factory” which seeks to improve the competitiveness of Moroccan industries and develop an attractive ecosystem of innovation for global consumers.
President of the Euro-Med University of Fez, Mostapha Bousmina, said the “Fez Smart Factory” is part of the country’s new industrial plan which aims to build an innovation ecosystem that will bring together university researchers and engineers working on smart solutions for digital transformation of Moroccan companies.