Following the great success of the 1st edition of the SMART PORT CHALLENGE Hackathon dedicated to innovation in the port sector and which took place in December 2020, the second edition of this Hackathon will be organized from September 1 to 19, 2022 online in partnership with PORTNET and the Global Trade Facilitation Alliance.
As part of the SMART PORT INNOVATION initiative piloted by the National Ports Agency in collaboration with all the stakeholders of the port and logistics community and foreign trade, this edition will cover themes of sustainable development, environmental protection, performance, logistics fluidity, trade facilitation and continuity of service in ports.
Resulting from a public-private partnership, SMART PORT CHALLENGE aims at supporting disruptive initiatives for the facilitation of trade and the improvement of port performance through concrete and innovative solutions responding to port challenges at national, regional and international levels.
All experts of the sector, researchers, innovative startups, companies, schools, universities, engineers and students are invited to participate in this edition and submit creative answers to the proposed challenges and try to win a prize of 100 000 DH.
This competition is an unprecedented opportunity to get to know and exchange with eminent experts on innovation, recent disruptive technologies and new economic models of operation of ports, it is also an opportunity to establish win-win relationships between innovators and major players in the port sector, logistics and foreign trade.
As a reminder, the 1st edition brought together more than 500 participants from all over the world who benefited from the guidance and coaching of more than 70 eminent experts, and brought to light 74 innovations in response to the seven challenges proposed, of which 4 winners were awarded, in addition to the financial prizes, the recognition of the major players in the sector at national and international level.
For more information contact us at :