Ready for the Future of Manufacturing 4.0

The Competence Center on Automation to boost know-how and skills for the industrial development.

Morocco: Resources, partners, potential for digitization

The Competence Center for Automation in Morocco (CCoA) brings talents, start-ups, SMEs from Morocco intodialogue with industrial and digital companies from Germany – A series of events complements the CCoA’s successful and nationwide training and continuing education program.  



Start-ups and SMEs in Morocco

Online Webinar

15:00 – 16:00 MEZ

Cooperation with Moroccan companies and start-ups – strategies, potentials, field reports, preview of CCoA matchings. 



Online Matchmaking

Online event

15:00 – 17:00 CET

Industrial corporates in dialogue with start-ups and SMEs from Morocco: pitches and 1:1 meeting.



Biz-Fit Launch Event

Launch event

10:00 – 11:30 MEZ

Opening event for the platform for the dialogue with Morocco’s enterprises



Morocco 4.0: Talents and Technology

Onsite Event: Hyatt Casablanca, Morocco

Makeathon, job exchange, matchmaking,

Talent to Job Matchmaking

Onsite Event: Hyatt Casablanca, Morocco

14:00 CET

Taking place within the Morocco 4.0: Talents and Technology

Employer Branding Workshop

Onsite Event: Hyatt Casablanca, Morocco

10:00 – 12:30 CET

Taking place within the Morocco 4.0: Talents and Technology




In preparation: meetings, conference, trade fair visit 

Morocco 4.0: Talents and Technology

During two days, we offered a Makeathon with development challenges in which engineers, technicians and company can show their talent, an industry forum on automation and Industry 4.0, business matchmaking, as well as talent matchmaking and new recruitment strategies for Moroccan companies!

The Competence Center on Automation : The ebook

The goals, the partners, the activities, your opportunities in one document!

Morocco's start-ups and SMEs: resources and partners for digitalisation

Online seminar 13.12.2022

The Competence Centre for Automation in Morocco (CCoA) promotes the dialogue of start-ups and SMEs from Morocco with industrial companies from Germany through online events.

Creating Competences in Automation:

CCoA to present talents and Industry 4.0 Projects for Moroccan Manufacturing at  the renowned SADASC Conference in Marrakech on 24.09.2022.

Young Talents in Automation Award

Within the Competence Center on Automation (CCoA), students from universities and vocational schools in Morocco have worked on automation projects using PLCnext technology. Due to the outstanding performance of the students, Phoenix Contact is awarding the best three projects with a prize.

Find your perfect match in our candidate newsletter

Are you looking for new talents for your open vacancies?

We offer you an overview of our CCoA newcomers in our candidate newsletter. These talents are actively looking for opportunities in automation and industry 4.0.


Present yourself to the CCoA community and find a suitable project, internship or job position

Leave your personal and career information in our online application form to introduce yourself to the CCoA community.

Investing in brains

“Empowering the all electric society” is the vision with which 17000 employees work on comprehensive, intelligent and integrated solutions for all areas of
energy use.

CCoA report on automation in Morocco

Automation and digitalization in Moroccos manfacturing sector need skilled workers and managers.  The CCoA report provides findings from online surveys and expert interviews. 

Concepts and Talents for the Smart Factory

CCoA presenting smart manufacturing concepts of Germany’s technology leader Siemens. International manufacturers working on Industry 4.0 projects with talents from Moroccan universities.

Survey on the digitalization of Moroccan industries

A survey conducted by the CCOA has analyzed the level of automation and digitization in selected Moroccan industries. The results provide a roadmap to make Moroccan industry even more competitive. 

Members of the CCOA Best Practice Community can download the survey for free.

Knowledge transfer: Successful continuation on site

Second intensive training for Moroccan experts and multipliers on Industry 4.0

After the successful kick-off in July, the second event of the Competence Center on Automation (CCoA) followed in October for a group of nine trainers from engineering schools, universities and vocational training institutions.

CCOA Community - now open for you!

Now it is launched: The new CCOA community page. Register here and benefit from the advantages: Information, exchange and soon company profiles and  job offers.

Effective teaching

Get an impression of how we are enabling Moroccan multipliers and teachers at university and vocational school level to develop and convincingly implement sustainably effective teaching units on the topic of automation

Our Objectives: Industrial Knowledge Transfer and job creation

The objective of the Competence Center on Automation is to train young people on the vocational and academic level in skills required for industrial automation and development. The CCoA will carry out training and further education measures at craftsmen-, engineering and management level. We will organize and coordinate curricula development, trainings, seminars, conferences and exhibitions. The CCoA aims at the creation of new jobs and the improvement of employment-opportunities in Moroccan industries through advanced automation and digitization technologies. Our focus areas are the automotive sector, agriculture and food-processing.

Initiative and Partnerships

The establishment of the CCoA is supported by the Special Initiative on Training and Employment of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), which is implemented, among others, by the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. In Morocco, the Special Initiative is implemented in cooperation with the Moroccan Ministry of Industry and Trade.




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Dr. Sarah Kunkel

Project Leader

Graduate School of Leadership and
Management of Steinbeis University

+49 (0) 7032 9458 69

Carolina de Rezende Vaz da Costa

Project Manager

Graduate School of Leadership and Management of Steinbeis University

+49 (0) 7032 9458 24

Daniela Kleinknecht

Recruitment and Placement

Graduate School of Leadership and Management of Steinbeis University

+49 (0) 7032 9458 26

Amine Jdid,
Project Coordinator

CCoA Morocco