Morocco International Salon IWA 2020
Innovation Week in Africa
From 08th to 12th September 2020
Rabat – Morocco

Held under the Honorable Patronage of the IFIA

The Innovation Week in Africa IWA 2020 main international Partners:
The Oxford Business Group (Research Partner)
The Patent Magazine (International media Partner)

Previous edition Report: IWA2019

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

EMSI Group and OFEED organize, under the Honorable Patronage of IFIA, the International Salon IWA 2020, the Innovation Week in Africa.

This salon and competition provide extraordinary opportunities for all individual inventors, innovative companies, universities and scientific research centers, to express their creativity and innovative capacity, recognizing the vital importance of global innovation and to encourage the inventors’ initiative.

In addition, an exceptional competition, the Virustop contest 2020, will be held alongside with this event, to feature most brilliant ideas and concrete solutions to fight against the spread of viruses.

The event benefit from many important partners in Morocco, including scientific and entrepreneurial institutions from engineering schools, universities and many high ranked Government authorities and financial institutions in Morocco.

Allowed items to this contest: inventions and innovations by posters, video presentation, prototypes or products.

Participation in this event is possible remotely and the winners will receive numerous prizes. In addition, all participants will benefit from several outstanding opportunities to promote and commercialize their innovations and inventions through IFIA global network. Moreover, OFEED online shop is on the way to showcase their invention(s) / innovation(s) (restricted to sellable inventions to the general public and which already has an available stock).

IFIA members will benefit from special offer (will be sent by IFIA secretariat).

Interested candidates must complete and send the participation forms online. Taking into consideration quarantine period in most countries due to COVID-19, all the registration and payment process can be done online using desktop or any mobile device (smartphone, tablet, etc.). More details can be found here after:

GENERAL INFORMATION
Event Title: International Salon IWA 2020 “Innovation Week in Africa”

PARTNERS
The event benefit from many important partners in Morocco, including scientific and entrepreneurial institutions from engineering schools, universities.

EVENT CALENDAR

  • Registration method: fill and send the online participation form
  • Event Website: https://ofeed.ma

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

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).

(applicable for all participants)

• 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:

  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:

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

IWA event payment process for IFIA members

(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.

Membership process

  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

Selecting an event (for OFEED members)

(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

EVALUATION AND AWARDS

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 medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze and Special Awards)
• Organizers trophies (Grand prize, Semi Grand prize)
• International partners Special Awards

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

B. Prizes are presented in the form of diplomas, medals, plaques or trophies according to the prize classification

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

PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES

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