A look back at the "Students' Innov'Up" innovation hackathon organised by the European Union, the European Investment Bank and the Euromed University of Fez


This hackathon is part of the European Union's actions in favour of youth, in particular the communication campaign "Men Chabab Qrab", launched by the European Union in 2023. Its objective is to encourage young students to undertake and innovate by developing entrepreneurial solutions related to the environment and climate change. 

The event on 12 May 2023 concludes a four-week pre-hackathon period, which enabled 12 teams selected from nearly 200 applications to benefit from a dense training programme with trainers and coaches from the world of entrepreneurship, who were mobilised to support them in structuring and refining their project idea around the theme of the environment and sustainable development.  

This support was accelerated with several additional sessions held during a hackathon bringing together the 12 teams on 11 and 12 May 2023 at the Euromed University in Fez. Four teams presented solutions in sustainable agriculture, three in water saving, two in waste management, one in sustainable mobility, one in biodiversity preservation and one in biomaterials.

The jury was composed of Mrs. Patricia Llombart Cussac, Ambassador of the European Union to Morocco, Mrs. Anna Barone, Head of Representation of the European Investment Bank in Morocco, Pr. Mostapha Bousmina, President of the Euromed University of Fez, Mr. Omar Tajmouati, President of the Fez-Meknes regional branch of the CGEM and Mr. Omar Amrani, Director of Innovation and Pedagogy at StartUp Station