Fès, 15 oct 2013 –(MAP)- Des chercheurs de 15 pays ont salué le bilan positif du projet "Alliance pour l'innovation de la Méditerranée" (Medinnoall), co-financé par l’Union européenne pour le développement d'unités de recherche au sein des universités en Afrique du Nord.
"The Mediterranean Innovation Alliance, or MEDINNOALL, project, aimed to promote research and development as well as technology and industrial upgrading. Its outcomes will be discussed at a regional event to be held in Morocco next month".
In our knowledge-based economy, Universities play a major role in producing research aligned with local needs and contributing to attain competitiveness and economic development. Being aware of that, the countries around the Mediterranean basin have put in place a large variety of instruments and institutional arrangements, making the innovation policy and support to R&D a national priority.
The MEDINNOALL project aims at promoting innovative thinking into the Higher Education institutions of the MEDA region and to enhance universities' ability for encouraging and conducting collaboration with their local environments, motivating regional actors, and enhancing the culture of innovation and spread of best practices for better economic development.
Medinnoall is a project co-financed by the European Union in the framework of the TEMPUS IV Programme