Royal Air Maroc and CDG hand in hand for a Moroccan TravelTech ecosystem

Royal Air Maroc and CDG hand in hand for a Moroccan TravelTech ecosystem
Royal Air Maroc and CDG hand in hand for a Moroccan TravelTech ecosystem

Lhe signing ceremony was organized recently at the headquarters of the national airline in Casablanca in the presence of Hamid Addou, CEO of Royal Air Maroc, Khalid Safir, CEO of CDG, Noureddine Mouaddib, President of the International University of Rabat (UIR) and Yassine Abderrazik Haddaoui, CEO of CDG Invest.

This strategic partnership concluded on the sidelines of Gitex Africa Morocco organized in Marrakech from May 29 to 31, aims to support promising Moroccan startups and to develop innovative solutions that will meet the needs of the tourism sector, particularly within the framework of the Coupe du FIFA World Cup 2030, which will be hosted by Morocco, Spain and Portugal.

This alliance, a first in Morocco, has two major objectives: supporting startups operating in Morocco or founded by Moroccans in the Kingdom or abroad in the field of TravelTech and promoting the development of Moroccan TravelTech.

To achieve this, the partners intend to combine their joint efforts with a view to strengthening the support and innovation programs of each party, by facilitating access to markets and the purchase of TravelTech solutions and products, while encouraging the investment in viable Moroccan startups operating in this sector.

“We are proud today to lay the foundations for a future dynamic Moroccan TravelTech ecosystem. Royal Air Maroc will provide its full support to this exceptional partnership, in particular by strengthening and adapting its programs to support digital innovation. This synergy between several public institutions will undoubtedly accelerate the digital transformation of Morocco and strengthen the strike force of Royal Air Maroc in preparation for the 2030 FIFA World Cup,” said Hamid Addou, CEO of Royal Air Maroc.

For his part, Khalid Safir, CEO of CDG, underlined that “this partnership is part of the DNA of the CDG Group, an institution committed to serving the economic and social progress of Morocco. We are mobilized, alongside our partners, to promote TravelTech and young innovative Moroccan entrepreneurs, by strengthening our financing and support systems for startups. We are convinced that this partnership will contribute to the emergence and growth of a national TravelTech ecosystem, aligned with Morocco’s ambitions, in particular with a view to the organization of the 2030 FIFA World Cup.

Thanks to this partnership, startups will benefit from the business expertise of the three groups (RAM, CDG and UIR), particularly in terms of support and the expertise of professionals from Royal Air Maroc, through its RAM Digital Open Innovation program. , and the CDG Group and the International University of Rabat (UIR) to help them develop. Concretely, the partnership will mobilize the winners of the “JobInTech” initiative, researchers and engineering students from the UIR to contribute to the design and development of innovative solutions for the TravelTech sector.

The selected projects will also benefit from funding aimed at bringing out world-class startups linked to Morocco and Africa, through CDG Invest’s 212 Founders program.

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