Smart port challenge

Let’s design the Port of the Future !

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Contribute to building the port of tomorrow ! 


Let's design the port of tomorrow together!

Are you an innovator interested in the port industry?
Do you have innovative solutions that can contribute to the preservation of the port environment?
Have you developed innovative solutions that can boost port performance?
Can your solutions facilitate port and foreign trade processes and aid in decision-making?
Do you master disruptive technologies such as AI, IoT, Blockchain, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality?
Join us in designing a resilient, sustainable, efficient, and secure port!


You have until 21 January to submit your application
Sustainability and environment

Environmental innovations for responsible management and the reduction of ecological impacts.

Port Performance

Innovations to enhance performance and reduce turnaround times.

Port security

Innovations for Resilient Business Continuity and Enhanced Cybersecurity

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Discover the benefits of the Smart Port Challenge.


Benefit from high-level coaching provided by UM6P experts, as well as collaborations with professionals from the port ecosystem, providing you with a network of industry experts and valuable support from ANP and PORTNET.

The three winning startups will receive PoC funding from Portnet, with an amount of up to 300,000 MAD depending on the nature of their innovation.

Support and provision of the experimentation ground for 15 weeks for the POC deployment, allowing the three winning startups of the challenge to benefit from the plurality and complementarity of the port community's professions to test and confront their solutions with the realities of the field.


The three finalists startups will have the opportunity to have a dedicated promotion at GITEX AFRICA.

 Contribute to building the port of tomorrow.



The Smart Port Challenge 2024, organized by ANP and PortNet, presents a unique opportunity to develop innovative solutions to address the challenges of smart ports. Open to startups, it encompasses areas such as sustainable development, energy transition, logistics, trade facilitation, service continuity, and port security. The goal is to integrate pragmatic, human-centric solutions that provide significant added value to port clients and the port community.

Final Selection Committee

February 2024

The pre-selected startups will have the opportunity to participate in a final selection Bootcamp in February. They will receive personalized guidance from the industry experts of ANP and PORTNET, as well as the entrepreneurship and innovation experts from UM6P. The goal is to fine-tune their projects to the port context and present them to a jury. Three startups will then be chosen to implement a Proof of Concept (POC).