Morocco’s Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Benguerir in Marrakech has collaborated with global innovation platform Plug and Play Tech Center to create the first African “Plug and Play” office.
Entrepreneurs and startups can immediately get to work, without any prior setup at Plug and play offices where facilities are equipped with advanced technology.
Morocco’s OCP Group has sponsored the project which will be the first of its kind in Africa and aims to turn Morocco into the leading destination for startups on the continent.
The project, aptly named Plug and Play Morocco, will open its doors in January 2021 and will initially welcome entrepreneurs and startups focusing on the theme of smart cities.
The new facility will serve as a springboard for startups in Morocco and beyond. The project will also encourage entrepreneurs to launch startups, as it reduces investment risks.
Plug and Play currently has offices in 30 cities around the world, in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The 2021 launch in Morocco will establish its presence in Africa.