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The National Triangle "Morocco"

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The Artist

Julie Klear and Moulay Essakalli

Are cofounders of Zid Zid Kids, a company drawing upon the rich handicrafts and talented artisans of Morocco to create handmade home furnishings, toys and wearable for children. The Zid Zid Kids product line has received numerous accolades including Best Children's Product at Maison & Objet in Paris, France, and Best Lifestyle Product Line by KEK magazine at the highly selective children's international show, Kleine Fabriek, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, among others. Their work has also been praised for its inspiring playful and vibrant kids collection by Dwell, Elle Dor, Parenting and Child magazines, as well as The New York Times, Cookie Magazine, Sprig.com, and TimeOut New York. InZid Zid Kids, old and new merge into a delightful child's fantasy world.

Contact: moulay@zidzid.com

The Host

Ilyas Azzioui

Ilyas Azzioui has a diploma in agronomy engineering. he has recently completed a Master degree in business management.

Mr Azzioui has been a member of the coordinating team of Morocco Incubation & Spin-off Network (RMIE: R?seau Maroc incubation et essaimage) since 2006. His role in the coordination includes: technical assistance in starting incubators, outreach activities, projects evaluation, networking with relevant experts and professionals, assistance to incubatees and incubators managers and the development of incubation procedures manual.

Mr Azzioui carried out personally and contributed to several studies on incubation policy and entrepreneurship in Morocco.

Regarding international cooperation, Mr. Azzioui is a founder and elected board member of MENAinc, was a keynote speaker and a moderator in several national and international events, coordinated various actions within the framework of EU funded international cooperation projects. His last experience in this regard, is the coordination of an international Euro-Mediterranean team in charge of the establishment of Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Space (EMIS).

Business Incubation in Morocco

Business incubation is still a y recent policy tool for innovation and entrepreneurship development in Morocco. Officially the first university incubator started more or less in 2002, but the vast majority of incubated projects were selected after 2005. So far, 40 innovative projects and start-ups have received pre-incubation and incubation support within the 5 university incubators. Casablanca Technopark on the other hand, is now hosting more than 140 companies (mostly ICT start-ups) with more than 1400 employees and a turnover of more the 700 millions dirhams (70 millions euros). Since its creation in 2001, Casablanca Technopark's start-ups have generated more than 4000 jobs.

Contact: Azzioui@cnrst.ma; Ilyas.azzioui@gmail.com



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