SwitchMed’s Green Entrepreneurship program has taken another big step in Morocco! Indeed, 15 projects have been selected for the incubation phase which will last 8 months. This phase aims at developing solid and sustainable business plans in order to launch a viable economic activity with high social and environmental added value.
Among the 15 projects selected, 3 Switchers will be awarded during a national event “the Switchers meet investors”. In addition to that, 2 Switchers will represent Morocco during the SwitchMed Connect 2022 to be organised in Rimini, Italy.
After a phase of identifying and training 120 green entrepreneurs across Morocco, SwitchMed’s local partner, the Centre des Très Petites Entreprises Solidaires (CTPES) organized regional committees for the selection of the best projects in each region and a national committee for the selection of the best projects that have successfully completed the training cycle on the development of sustainable business models and have successfully developed their green business plan at the national scale (check the videos below).
The selection committees were made up of a high-level jury represented by experts in green entrepreneurship from member structures of the national partnership supporting the creation of sustainable businesses in Morocco.
The selected projects cover several sectors (Sustainable electrical and electronic equipment, Sustainable waste management and resources efficiency, Communication for sustainability, Renewable energy and energy efficiency, Communication for sustainability, Organic food and agriculture, Sustainable cleaning products and consumables) and will address environmental challenges related to priority issues in Morocco.
Here are the 15 projects:
DIGI FIRM : DIGI FIRM is a Moroccan service company in computer engineering and agronomy, specializing in consulting, publishing and development of standard and tailor-made business solutions.
Its environmental objectives are multiple: to act on the economy of water, the choice of culture in relation to climatic conditions, to reduce the quantity of waste produced by farmers and to control agricultural processes according to the weather, humidity , daylight and other external factors. DIGI FIRM evolves regularly thanks to innovations resulting from technological and agricultural monitoring activities, provided by a team of experts, to be always at the forefront and to offer updated and constantly evolving and innovative solutions.
Tadwir : Tadwir’s mission is to create the first industrial PETFOOD unit for canines and felines in Morocco. The project focuses mainly on the production of ecological plaster, insulating panels, biodegradable litter, logs for fireplaces and pellets for stoves based on the recycling of cardboard, paper and coffee grounds.
SILVA 4.0 : SILVA.4.0, is an intelligent, autonomous IOT solution that allows real-time remote monitoring and alerting of forests, farms and nurseries against different forms of deforestation such as fires, poaching, felling, overgrazing. The development of the system is based on new technologies. This solution is reliable, long-lasting, and it works on the preventive aspect instead of the curative aspect. This will give decision makers a dashboard to make effective action plans with less effort, less time, and less budget.
CENTAGA : CENTAGA started from an observation of aberration on the one hand of manufacturers and distributors who waste a lot of products, and on the other hand the rate of poverty which continues to increase in Morocco. CENTAGA aims to play the role of instant intermediary between supply and demand so that unsold products from distributors no longer end up as waste.
Recyclage Jorf Lasfar: this project aims to collect tyre waste and recover it. The cost of collecting this waste will be compensated and well remunerated by the high added value of the process. This will encourage multiple small contractors in a single city to engage in collection and transport to the final processing site while covering compaction transport charges.
MADA KIDS: The project is based on solving the problem of monotony in student education by designing and manufacturing 2D and 3D wooden vehicles to make their learning process more efficient and creative. This aims to reduce plastic consumption.
Mushroom: the project aims to limit the exploitation of forests in Morocco whose wood is used for traditional heating, through the cultivation of mushrooms with a simple effective method based on agro-food waste in an ecological context.
Ecobriquettes: This involves the production of combustion briquettes based on olive waste. These briquettes represent ecological alternatives to wood with a reasonable price to contribute to sustainable development and the creation of added value among the citizens of Ouazzane.
FES COMPOST: the project produces organic compost from manure, plant and tree cuttings to enrich and nourish the soil.
Coopérative Bio Zahra: this project aims to develop committed cosmetics that respect the planet and people. Its objective is to recycle 3 tonnes of pomace to manufacture 25,000 units of 200 g black soap and 20,000 ecological solid soaps and to recycle 1 tonne of fruit and vegetable waste, herbs and leaves to manufacture products.
Fodder palm : Fodder palm is dedicated to recycling and transforming date palm waste and by-products into fodder.
Dom-Energies Renouvelables : The project is part of the renewable energy framework for the development and marketing of high quality domestic wind turbines at reasonable prices to a large segment of customers.
Oldpharma : The initial idea came from a problem: finding natural alternatives to food additives known until today as synthetic chemical additives with carcinogenic effects. Oldpharma recycles plant waste to make a food additive, a food colouring, a vegetable oil rich in vitamin E, a vegetable activated carbon.
VGOLIVES : VGOLIVES aims to recover solid waste oil from olive pomace for the manufacture of two innovative products: an activated carbon for water treatment and for cosmetic products and graphite for lithium batteries.
Dryer and Solar Drying Project: This project aims to manufacture and develop intelligent solar dryer products and thus enhance new food products through drying. This is made possible by the use of renewable and clean energy in an inspiring work environment that provides efficient and sustainable solutions.
Discover more about the selection and Moroccan Switchers in these 2 videos:
30/11/2022 · START-UPS AND ENTREPRENEURS
This event aimed to gather all the local implementing partners of the 8 SwitchMed countries involved in the Green Entrepreneurship programme with MedWaves. See more
25/10/2022 · START-UPS AND ENTREPRENEURS
In the framework of the green entrepreneurship component in Egypt, the National Initiative for Sustainable Entrepreneurs (NISE) was launched on October 11th 2022 while the first entrepreneur training workshop started on October 9th. See more
04/08/2022 · START-UPS AND ENTREPRENEURS
The training courses, conducted by MedWaves with its partner in Egypt, CEDARE, ensures knowledge transfer on the Green Business methodology to local trainers. In parallel, the call for applications for green entrepreneurs has just opened. See more
30/05/2022 · START-UPS AND ENTREPRENEURS
This important milestone of the Switchers Support Programme, implemented by MedWaves and its local partner the BDC, will support the selected entrepreneurs to develop their green businesses. See more