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33 Moroccan inventors participate in the international competition for inventions around COVID-19

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33 Moroccan inventors, men, and women were awarded prizes at the international competition for inventions around COVID-19 organized by the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA). Among them, the team of Mariam El Moussaoui, Houari Larkoubi, and Abderrahman Meziati of Lepsy in Tangier who won the WIIF (World Invention and Innovation Foundation) Grand Prize.

The international competition for inventions around COVID-19 received 202 inventions from creators of 35 countries. Among the States with the largest number of participants, Morocco, in third place, with 24 inventions and 33 inventors representing 8 institutions including Ouissale Elansari of ENSA, Mariam Chehmat of LPRI EMSI or Saikouk Hajar of University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah in Fez.

Outstanding creators, some of whom were awarded during this competition. Thus, the team of Mariam El Moussaoui, Houari Larkoubi, and Abderrahman Meziati of Lepsy in Tangier won the WIIF Grand Prize for its “Super-Mask”. The Moroccan delegation also obtained 3 gold medals, 4 silver medals, and 10 bronze medals.
Also note that among the inventors present, two are under the age of 15: Mohamed Yalouh and Wassim Ait Ali Braim, as highlighted in a press release by the Moroccan Association of Inventors OFEED, stressing that this is a first and a significant indicator of the growing interest of young Moroccans in invention and innovation.

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