What is The green AIB

The place to be for innovation in sustainable energies in Africa

The Green Africa Innovation Booster is a two days international networking event, connecting industries, institutions and decisions makers to innovative startups operating in renewable energies, energy efficiency, smart grid, sustainable mobility, energy storage and new energies.

The event will gather more than 50 startups from Africa and Europe to showcase their groundbreaking innovations in sustainable energies, enabling networking with leading industries to foresee collaborations and partnerships and create the future of renewable energies.

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Our Honorable Speakers

Diego Pavia


Driss Ouazar

Mohammed VI Polytecnic University

Elena Bou


Abdelhakim Artiba

Université de Valenciennes

Ralf Wehrspohn

Fraunhofer Institute

Ahmed Nakkouch

R&D Maroc

Ahmed Baroudi


Abdellatif Miraoui


Ahmed Ennaoui

Mostapha Bousmina

Académie Hassan II

Adil El Maliki


Jean Charles Bensussan


Said Benhajjou


Yacine Diama Fal


Fouad Chaguer

Attijari Invest

Nicolas Dinter


Zakaria Fahim

Hub Africa

Maissa Ftiti


Vincent Renaud


Chakib Bojji


Draft Agenda

  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Lobby

Accreditations & Welcome

  • 9:30 am - 10:15 am
  • Conference Room

Opening Ceremony

  • Faïcal TADLAOUIModerator
  • Welcoming M. Badr IKKEN General Director, Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN)
  • M. Aziz RABBAH Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development
  • M. Mohamed HASSAD Minister of National Education, Professional training, Higher Education and Scientific Research
  • M. Thierry TANOH Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energy Development of Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
  • M. Diego PAVIA CEO of InnoEnergy, European Institute of Technology
  • Mrs. Yacine DIAMA FAL Director, African Development Bank
  • Guest speakers
  • Pr. Ralf WEHRSPOHN Fraunhofer Institute
  • M. Heon-Min LEE Research Fellow in LG Electronics, Innovative Solar Technology
  • M. Paul VERNY Vice-President of Smart Lighting Alliance, LiFi Fraunhofer Hertz Institut Berlin, LiFi
  • Representative of TESLA New mobility paradigm and energy storage T.B.C.
  • 10:15 am - 10:30 am
  • Conference Room

Signing Ceremony

Green Africa Innovation Network (GAIN)

Mediterranean Energy Academy

  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Africa Green Tech Village

Inauguration of Africa Green Tech Village

Networking & Coffee Break

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Conference Room

CONFERENCE SESSION I Innovation models

  • M. Mostapha BOUSMINA, Chancellor of the Science and Technology Academy Hassan IIPresident
  • Mrs. Elena BOU InnoEnergy, Innovation program in Europe T.B.C.
  • M. Abdelhakim ARTIBA Université de Valenciennes, Technopôle Transalley
  • Pr. Driss OUAZAR UM6P Africa Institute of Technology T.B.C.
  • M. Jean Charles BENSUSSAN Paris, Intellectual and Industry property
  • Pr. O Bang YANG Chonbuk University, Korean innovation model
  • Mrs. Maissa FTITI MERINOVA, Finnish innovation model
  • Dr. Rebekah SHIRLEY Renewable & Appropriate Energy Laboratory
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Africa Green Tech Village

Networking & Lunch

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Conference Room

CONFERENCE SESSION II Innovation programs and financing

  • M. Ahmed BAROUDI, General Director of SIEPresident
  • M. Zakaria FAHIM President, Hub of Africa
  • M. Rachid El MRABET IRESEN, launch the Innovation call
  • M. Nicolas DINTER Technopôle Transalley
  • Mrs. Yacine DIAMA FAL BAD, Director, Financing T.B.C.
  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Conference Room

CONFERENCE SESSION III Success stories and examples

  • M. Adil ELMALIKI, General Director of OMPICPresident
  • LSA industries Aqua Solar project
  • BSQ Solar
  • SolarPak Ivorian startup
  • University of Pisa, University of Rome La Sapienza, University of Madrid and MIT Isolated (fossil-renewable-storage) power systems for electrification of rural areas in Africa
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Conference Room

Pitching Session 1

  • 8:00 pm

Gala Dinner

  • Innovation Show
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Conference Room

Pitching Session 2

  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Africa Green Tech Village

Networking & Coffee Break

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Conference Room


  • M. Ahmed NAKKOUCH, President of R&D MarocPresident
  • M. Rachid YAZAMI Li-Ion batteries
  • M. Ahmed ENNAOUI Digital inkjet printing for solar energy
  • M. Chakib BOJJI Reused electrical bus
  • M. Said BENHAJJOU Lexis
  • M. Vincent RENAUD BENOO Energies
  • ADM / Schneider Electric / IRESEN Electrical Highway Mobility
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Africa Green Tech Village

Networking & Lunch

  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Conference Room

Pitching Session 3

  • 3:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Africa Green Tech Village

Networking & Coffee Break

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Conference Room

Innovation Contest

  • Yosr TAZIModerator
  • Judges
  • M. Ahmed NAKKOUCH (R&D Maroc), M. Said MOULINE (AMEE), M. Abdellatif MIRAOUI (UCAM), M. Koffi N`GUESSAN (INPHB), M. Rachid YAZAMI (NTU), M. Ahmed ENNAOUI (Scientific council), M. Badr IKKEN (IRESEN)

  • Presentations in 240 sec
  • BEST INNOVATIVE STARTUP (10.000 $, 8000 $, 6000 $)
  • Excellence scholarships
  • BEST PHD THESIS (4000 $)
  • 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Conference Room

Award Ceremony

Africa Green Tech Village

The Africa Green Tech Village is an exhibition platform during the green AIB that allows startups to showcase their innovations to attendees ...


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Event location Venue

Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi

Mohamed VI Avenue, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

+212 (0) 5 24 33 91 00


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