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Strengthening Innovation Strategy and Improving the Technology Transfer in Water Technology Sector
Start date: 15 Oct 2012,

Overall objective: To increase capacities of the Moroccan universities in contributing to the technology transfer in the water technology sector by mobilizing their potential as key players in the Moroccan innovation system. Specific project objectives are: To strengthen strategic, managerial and administrative capacities of 7 Moroccan universities by enhancing participation in cooperative research activities in the water sector, through implementation of a series of targeted capacity building measures To promote the innovation culture & the technology transfer in the water sector within Moroccan HEIs through the improvement of Innovation offices and innovation support services at 7 Moroccan UniversitiesThis project will analyse the water sector technology transfer needs and gaps to support cooperative research and entrepreneurial activities. The learning outcomes from this analysis will shape the strategy for the enhancement of the Innovation offices in 7 Moroccan Higher Education Institutions in their role of promoting the technology transfer in the water sector. The activities planned comprise: increasing (and enriching the existing) services offered by the Centres; capacity building actions (using a training of trainers methodology and multiplying the effect to other Universities in the region) for the staff;  creating a national water TT network - including a web portal with technology offers and demands in the water sector,  national and regional events (together with brokering activities), and a complete plan for dissemination and networking with the industry and other key stakeholders in the country.
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