UK Driving Research Collaboration with Morocco 

Templar Executives and Lancaster University were delighted to conduct the first UK-Morocco workshop into research on Cyber Physical Systems on 22 February in Rabat.

Hosted by Maritemex, the opening keynote was delivered by Simon Martin, British Ambassador to Morocco, and Anass Bennani, Ministere de l’enseignement superieur (Ministry of Higher Education). This marks the beginning of a longer term partnership, referenced in the Strategic Declaration between the two nations on Cyber Physical Systems within the green agenda. Following this successful event, Templar Executives and Lancaster University are working with Maritemex to hold further engagements in country on this important area.

Simon Martin, the British Ambassador for Morocco stated, “Morocco’s position as an African leader in addressing climate change, makes what happens here absolutely vital to the way the green energy transition proceeds across the entire African continent. That’s why I’m so keen and so pleased to see the way in which we have this interaction between a British company, Templar Executives, and the Marita Group as well as our academics from British and Moroccan universities working together in this way.”

Anass Bennani said, “I would like to wish you great success for this workshop as part of our partnership in Cyber Security between Morocco and Great Britain.”

Both the UK and Morocco are nations at the forefront of renewable energy and green technology development. The workshop brought together a shared sense of drive, invention and innovation and is a major step in deepening the relationship between the countries in opportunities across business, energy, Cyber Security and data science. By collaborating with some of the best businesses and universities to explore the opportunities in the area of Cyber Physical Systems, Templar Executives and Lancaster University are excited by the opportunities and bringing them to fruition.

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