Plug and Play partners with Moroccan corporates to extend its smart cities network


Currently, almost 55% of the world’s total population lives in cities, a percentage that is expected to reach 70% by 2050. Going by this estimate, overpopulation is imminent, and the solution is for future cities to be smart.

Plug and Play Tech Centre is the world’s largest accelerator and corporate innovation platform that brings together private and public sectors to work on the challenges of smart cities. Its global smart cities network connects players from relevant industries around the world to accelerate innovation in cities. Plug and Play currently operates in over thirty cities globally with offices across Europe, Asia, North and South America, and now, Africa.

The Plug and Play Morocco Accelerator will connect startups across Africa to the world’s largest corporations, supporting them to expand and grow their businesses globally. Earlier this year, Plug and Play Morocco organized its first acceleration batch and plans to run two accelerator programs yearly.

Partnering with the OCP Group, StartGate, and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Plug and Play Morocco will work hand-in-hand with African companies, providing pilot opportunities, mentorship, and potential capital, giving them leverage to succeed.