GENERAL INFORMATION

Innovation Week IWA 2020 (Online edition) 
From September to December 2020

Held under the Honorable Patronage of the IFIA

The Innovation Week IWA 2020 is organised by OFEED with main international Partners:
- The Oxford Business Group (Research Partner)
- The Patent Magazine (International media Partner)
- Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc CGEM (local partner)

Innovation Week IWA 2020 results
Innovation Week IWA 2020 Agenda and Live broadcasts
Previous edition Report: IWA 2019

Payment of participation fees can be done through the following link: Registration fees payment page

Sponsorship of this event can be done through the following link: Sponsorship to OFEED events

The event benefit from many important partners including scientific and entrepreneurial institutions from engineering schools, universities, international organizations, including our special distinguished partners IBS Global and Indian Innovators Association.

The Event will be held Online due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions this year:

  • Students will benefit from online presentations ensured by international experts in the Intellectual Property field from September to December, 2020.
  • IWA and Virustop Contest results will be announced during that period.
  • Best inventions (which can be commercialised to the general public and which has available stock) will be showcased on OFEED’s online store (Become a Vendor).
  • Registration method: fill and send the online participation form.
  • Event Website: https://ofeed.ma

We highly acknowledge the fact that it is quite difficult for overseas individual/group applicants to join the competition on site in person, specially in this exceptional period due to the spread of COVID-19. Thus, we provide a convenient way to participate that can allow you to join IWA 2020 from home!

STEP 1: Complete the online participation form (a participation form must be sent for each invention).

(for all applicants)

• The projects selection will be based on the answers in the application form

Important: here after the recommended process to submit your idea / project / invention / product:

  1. Register to the website using “1-your existing social media account” or “2-your email and password” through the following link: Register
  2. Login with same information used during your registration by “1-social media account”, “2-email and password” or “3-One Time Password (OTP) using your mobile phone number”: Login
  3. Go to My Profile -> settings, then add your “First name” and “Last name”: My Profile
  4. Send registration form for each invention: Events Registration form
  5. Check your submission(s) / go to My account from top menu and Select My Submissions sub menu then Submissions tab: My Submissions
  6. Click on the link(s) to view your submission(s) details
  7. copy the Unique Submission ID

STEP 2: Pay the participation fees (online or by wire transfer) and indicate all the (1) Unique Submission ID which should match your submitted from(s) and (2) promotion code (if applicable).

Promotional codes (expire on July 31st, 2020):

  • Youth (-20 years old), women and students benefit from -80% discount.  Promotional code is: student
  • Employee benefit from -69% discount. Promotional code is: employee

1. PAYMENT METHOD
The total of participation fees should be sent online or by wire transfer

(to benefit from discount to IFIA members)

  1. Access to “IWA 2020” event’s page and click on “add to cart” button through the following link: Innovation Week in Africa IWA 2020
  2. Introduce IFIA coupon code (coupon code should be provided by IFIA secretariat to IFIA members only), and proceed to checkout
  3. If applicable to your invention(s), access to “Virustop contest 2020” event’s page and click on “add to cart” button through the following link: Virustop contest 2020
  4. Introduce the same coupon code (discount will be applied for this event as well), and proceed to checkout
  5. You will receive Invoice by email and also can download it anytime at: My Orders
  6. Participation guide is available through the following link: Participation Guide
  7. Any updates will be sent to registered participants by email in due time.

(to benefit from discount to OFEED members)

  1. Access to event’s page (events with membership discount will be highlighted) through the following link: All Events
  2. Click on “add to cart” button to select event(s) then proceed to checkout (discount will be automatically applied)
  3. Go to the following link to check free events (visible only to OFEED members): Free events
  1. Register to the website using “1-your existing social media account” or “2-your email and password” through the following link: Register
  2. Login with same information used during your registration by “1-your existing social media account”, “2-your email and password” or “3-One Time Password (OTP) using your mobile phone number” through the following link: Login
  3. Access to the “Membership program” page, select a membership level and click on “add to cart” button through the following link: Membership Program
  4. Proceed to checkout
  5. You will receive Invoice by email and also can download it anytime at: My orders

1. INVENTIONS CATEGORIES
A: Education
B: Health
C: Food, agriculture
D: Water
E: Environment protection
F: Energy, Renewable energy, electric power
G: Safety
H: IT, Telecoms, Electronics
I: Industry
J: Transportation
K: other

2. COMMISSIONS AND JUDGES

A. Members of the Jury of the Organizing Committee

B. High experienced and Awarded Inventors

C. Professors in Universities, experts and Intellectual Property professionals.

3. EVALUATION STANDARDS OF THE INVENTIONS

A. Evaluation method: the evaluation depends on the presentation of the inventions and the information provided by the inventor in the participation form.

B. Evaluation Criteria: The most important part of the score is determined by the "main idea" of invention. However, creativity, potential for technological advancement, practical feasibility and the marketability of the invention will also be assessed to constitute the overall mark.

4. EVALUATION CONDITIONS
Ideas copied on projects that already exist will automatically be disqualified from the competition

5. AWARDS
• Organizers certificates (Grand prize, Semi Grand prize, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Special Awards)
• International partners Special Awards

A. Gold, Silver and bronze certificates are issued on the basis of the assessment of the overall rating

B. Prizes are presented in the form of diplomas according to the prize classification

C. Other prizes not mentioned in this guide may also be issued.