EMSI Research and Innovation Laboratories successfully showcase African expertise on the global stage
Casablanca – APRIL 14th 2019
Honoris member institution, Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur (EMSI), brought home two gold medals at the 47th Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions, held this last April. They won gold for their SmarTraffic innovation, which optimizes city traffic flow intelligently, and for Smarty Factory 4.0, a multi-industry communication device for data acquisition. They also won two gold medals and a silver medal at the 22nd Edition of the International Exhibition of Inventions and Technological Innovations “Archimedes” in Moscow in March.
Two laboratories at Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur (EMSI) in Morocco have proved themselves at the cutting edge of innovation in two prestigious international competitions. The SmartiLAB innovation laboratory and LPRI research laboratory won two gold medals and a silver medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions and Technological Innovations “Archimedes”, which was held 26 to 29 March 2019 in Moscow, Russia. They also took home two gold medals and a list of other accolades at the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions, held from 10 to 14 April in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Moscow exhibition is dedicated to inventors and innovators, and it takes place under the support of the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, the International Federation of Inventors Associations, the Government of the City of Moscow, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, and the Society of Inventors and Innovators from Russia.
EMSI won gold at the unique event for their SmarTraffic innovation, a decentralized system based on radiofrequency identification and image processing that is able to manage urban traffic in an optimal and intelligent way. It identifies vehicles in a state of emergency, for example, for firefighters, ambulances, the police, and so on, and controls traffic lights dynamically.
The team took home another gold medal for their E-Braille Ring innovation, which allows the visually impaired to integrate into society and take advantage of modern technologies while preserving privacy. The innovation also offers an effective learning approach compared to the audio solution introduced in smartphones.
EMSI’s Smarty Factory 4.0 project, in turn, picked up a silver award. Smarty Factory 4.0 is a multi-interfacial, multi-protocol, multi-industry communication device for data acquisition in the form of ModBus frames and analog / digital inputs / outputs.
Smarty Factory 4.0 and SmarTraffic also won the EMSI teams gold medals and other honours from federation countries (France, Russia, Romania, China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Maldives and Egypt) in Geneva.
“These achievements were possible thanks to the determination and drive of the SMARTiLAB and LPRI teams. They are also the result of actions implemented by EMSI to promote invention and innovation,” said the President of the EMSI group, Dr. Kamal Daissaoui.
The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva is under the patronage of the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Swiss Government, and the State and the City of Geneva.