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Published on October 24, 2007

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Some realisations under the recommandations of the 7th session of UNCSTD:  Some realisations under the recommandations of the 7th session of UNCSTD Dr H. BOUABID Head of Division of Valorization and Innovation Department of Scientific Research – Morocco > > > UNCSTD recommandation 1 : Strengthening national science advisory bodies and their linkages to provide expert opinion to the Government on regular basis, with the involvment of representatives of organizations promoting women’s contribution to science:  UNCSTD recommandation 1 : Strengthening national science advisory bodies and their linkages to provide expert opinion to the Government on regular basis, with the involvment of representatives of organizations promoting women’s contribution to science Some realisations : >> Nomination of Secretary of Hassan II Academy and the board (5 members) ; >> Meeting of the Interministerial Committee for S&T ; >> setting a monitoring comittee for EUREKA programs ; >> projet-decree to establish National Committee of Evaluation of S&T. UNCSTD recommandation 2 : Promoting public awareness of the benefits and risks of new emerging technologies:  UNCSTD recommandation 2 : Promoting public awareness of the benefits and risks of new emerging technologies Some realisations : >> project-law regarding the risks of GMO ; >> project-law reagarding biosecutity. to be adopted UNCSTD recommandation 3 : encouraging universities and research institutions to contribute to national development:  UNCSTD recommandation 3 : encouraging universities and research institutions to contribute to national development Some realisations : >> set up of 17 interfaces within universities and high schools ; >> national program for training the personnel of the interfaces (0.1 Million Euros) ; >> annual meeting on Science «semaine de la science», by universities involving regional stakeholders ; >> supporting oriented R&D : Med Fruit fly White fly Ceratitis capitata Demicia tabaci UNCSTD recommandation 4 : Increasing investment in tertiary science education and adopting concrete measures to increase the enrolment of girls and women:  UNCSTD recommandation 4 : Increasing investment in tertiary science education and adopting concrete measures to increase the enrolment of girls and women Some realisations : Tertiary educational 36 200 girls out of 74 700 students 46,1% enrolled in educational levels are girls total UNCSTD recommandation 5 : adopting special measures to retain and attract young and talented scientists and technologists, and establishing close ties with expatriate scientists and engineers:  UNCSTD recommandation 5 : adopting special measures to retain and attract young and talented scientists and technologists, and establishing close ties with expatriate scientists and engineers Some realisations : since april 2004 : national strategy FINCOME to attract moroccan competencies abroad to serve national development : >>> workshop on cooperation Morocco-France in scientific research (nov 04), expatriates from France ; >>> symposium on neurosciences (feb 05), expatriate from Sweden ; >>> creation of an entreprise on design of microchips (jan 05, 26 high qualified jobs actually), expatriates from France and USA ; >>> workshop on Energy : challenges and technologies, (April 05), participation of more than 10 expatriates from France and Belgium. UNCSTD recommandation 6 : establishing centres of exellence, technology incubators and parks to apply knowledge and facilitate commercialization and diffusion of technology:  UNCSTD recommandation 6 : establishing centres of exellence, technology incubators and parks to apply knowledge and facilitate commercialization and diffusion of technology Some realisations : >> set up of a new pole of exellence on cultural heritage, to bring the total to 18 poles ; >> creation of new incubator in Casablanca-Tecknopark ; >> creation of new incubator in ENIM high school ; >> assistance to 3 incubators (El Jadida, Marrakech and Rabat) to establish a business-plan. >>> UNCSTD recommandation 6 : establishing centres of exellence, technology incubators and parks to apply knowledge and facilitate commercialization and diffusion of technology:  UNCSTD recommandation 6 : establishing centres of exellence, technology incubators and parks to apply knowledge and facilitate commercialization and diffusion of technology Some realisations : >> creation of the « house of energy » helped creation of hundred very small entreprises for rural elecrification using solar energy ; >> innovation award by R&D Maroc Association (total price 0.5 millions Euros) ; >> project-decree to create research and innovation national award (to be adopted soon) ; >> project-decree to create Science and Technology Medal (to be adopted soon). UNCSTD recommandation 7 : increasing R&D expenditure to at least 1 % of GDP and encouraging R&D that adress the needs of the poor:  UNCSTD recommandation 7 : increasing R&D expenditure to at least 1 % of GDP and encouraging R&D that adress the needs of the poor Some realisations : 0,79 % in 2003 (which private sector expend 12%) UNCSTD recommandation 8 : taking advantage of the CSTD ICT benchmarking tool to assess connectivity and monitor progress in efforts to provide universal Internet access and implement the WSIS plan of action:  UNCSTD recommandation 8 : taking advantage of the CSTD ICT benchmarking tool to assess connectivity and monitor progress in efforts to provide universal Internet access and implement the WSIS plan of action Some realisations : >> Casa Tecknopark (more than 130 entreprises more than 700 jobs) >> more than 60 call-centres employing 7000 personnes ; >> 68 % increase of Internet subscribers since 2003 ; >> e-government : intranet for assesment through providing indicators on government projects ; >> e-morocco : national website of institutional and administrative information. UNCSTD recommandation 9 : providing incentives for industrial R&D, such as tax benefits, simplified licensing procedures, customs exemption:  UNCSTD recommandation 9 : providing incentives for industrial R&D, such as tax benefits, simplified licensing procedures, customs exemption Some realisations : >> since nov 04 new and modern law regarding licensing and patent ; >> since Jan 05 new law to finance IT research and training from contribution of telecommuniocations operators ; >> procedure simplification to benefit from the Provision for R&D (tax free) ; >>> UNCSTD recommandation 9 : providing incentives for industrial R&D, such as tax benefits, simplified licensing procedures, customs exemption:  UNCSTD recommandation 9 : providing incentives for industrial R&D, such as tax benefits, simplified licensing procedures, customs exemption Some realisations : >> steady customs reduction : >> FTA with Europe, USA, Turkey, Arab League, etc UNCSTD recommandation 10 : encouraging venture capital from both public and private sources to assist product development and commercialization of new and emerging technologies:  UNCSTD recommandation 10 : encouraging venture capital from both public and private sources to assist product development and commercialization of new and emerging technologies Some realisations : development of venture capital >> 65% of funds are invested >> average 1,3 million Euros per entreprise >>> UNCSTD recommandation 10 : encouraging venture capital from both public and private sources to assist product development and commercialization of new and emerging technologies:  UNCSTD recommandation 10 : encouraging venture capital from both public and private sources to assist product development and commercialization of new and emerging technologies Some realisations : >> Investment Fund (public financial support) : >>> ST-Microelectronics : R&D for microelectronics >>> Matra Automobile Engineering : design centre for automotive ; >>> Lead design : R&D and design of microchips >> Technological Diffusion Network : >>> Budget : 3 millions Euros (including 1 million euros private source) ; >>> More than 200 technological diagnosis during 2004. Slide15:  THANK YOU h.bouabid@enssup.gov.ma

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