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Subsidie Demonstratieprojecten DHI-regeling

U wilt een technologie, kapitaalgoed of dienst in één van de DHI-landen demonstreren. Uw doel is om lokaal aan meerdere partijen aan te tonen dat uw technologie, kapitaalgoed of dienst werkt, en effectief en rendabel is in het land.

Marokko behoort ook tot de lijst van DHI Landen.
Neem contact met ons op en wij kunnen u begeleiden bij het aanvragen van deze en vele andere subsidies.

Voorwaarden

  • Uw technologie, kapitaalgoed of dienst is nieuw op de doelmarkt.
  • U voert uw demonstratieproject uit in één van de DHI-landen.
  • U demonstreert uw technologie, kapitaalgoed of dienst op kleine schaal in een reële situatie. U toont aan dat het toegevoegde waarde heeft en onder lokale omstandigheden toepasbaar is. DHI is niet bedoeld voor het demonstreren of presenteren van een technologie op een beurs. Het tentoonstellen van bijvoorbeeld een machine valt ook niet onder de DHI-regeling.
  • Uw demonstratieproject mag niet groter in omvang en duur zijn dan strikt noodzakelijk. De activiteiten binnen een demonstratieproject moeten altijd een duidelijk demonstratiekarakter hebben.
  • Binnen 3 jaar moet de verwachte export ten minste 10 keer het subsidiebedrag bedragen.
  • Tijdens het demonstratieproject mag u geen producten of diensten leveren. Dit is in strijd met het Europese verbod op exportsteun. Na afloop van het demonstratieproject moet u een verklaring afgeven wat er met de hardware uit uw project gebeurt. U haalt deze terug naar Nederland, u vernietigt het of u draagt het gratis over aan de buitenlandse partij.
  • Levering mag pas plaatsvinden nadat het demonstratieproject volledig is afgerond en uw doelgroep overtuigd is van de toegevoegde waarde en de toepasbaarheid van uw technologie. Dit kan de weg vrijmaken voor het sluiten van contracten en voor levering op volle schaal.

Looptijd

De looptijd van een demonstratieproject is niet langer dan redelijkerwijs noodzakelijk is om het doel van het project te realiseren. De maximaal toegestane duur is 3 jaar. Doorgaans is een half jaar tot een jaar voldoende.

Subsidiebedrag

De maximale subsidie is € 200.000, 50% van de kosten van het demonstratieproject. De subsidie moet in een redelijke verhouding staan tot een mogelijk exportresultaat op de beoogde buitenlandse markt. Deze verhouding is 1:10. Als u € 100.000 subsidie krijgt voor een demonstratieproject, dan moet het reële exportpotentieel op de betreffende markt minimaal € 1 miljoen zijn. U moet de aannemelijkheid hiervan onderbouwen bij uw subsidieaanvraag.

Subsidiëring van hardware gebeurt op basis van afschrijving tijdens de projectperiode.

Niet-subsidiabele kosten

  • De kosten voor ontwikkeling van een product zijn niet subsidiabel. Alleen kosten voor aanpassing van uw technologie, voor zover direct gerelateerd aan het doel van en noodzakelijk voor het demonstratieproject, kunnen subsidiabel zijn.
  • Kosten voor marktonderzoek zijn niet subsidiabel. Het uitgangspunt bij demonstratieprojecten is dat u de markt al kent en dat u de doelgroep al in kaart heeft gebracht.
  • Het is mogelijk om lokaal betrokkenen trainingen te geven die noodzakelijk zijn om het demonstratieproject te laten slagen. De Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO.nl) maakt onderscheid tussen trainingen die noodzakelijk zijn voor het demonstratieproject en trainingen die onderdeel uitmaken van een exporttransactie. Deze laatste zijn niet subsidiabel. Het ontwikkelen van trainingsprogramma’s is ook niet subsidiabel.
  • De ontwikkelkosten van software zijn niet subsidiabel. Moet u bestaande software aanpassen om uw demonstratieproject te kunnen uitvoeren? Dit is alleen onder bepaalde voorwaarden subsidiabel. Licenties voor de te demonstreren software zijn niet subsidiabel.

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Morocco looking to new markets to boost tourism

Moroccan authorities are hoping for an influx of Russian and Chinese tourists, who currently account for just 1 percent of total visitors.

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Morocco’s key tourism sector barely grew last year amid security challenges, but operators are hoping Chinese and Russian visitors will boost their fortunes in the coming years.

While political turmoil and militant attacks have battered the sector in Egypt and Tunisia, Morocco registered 10 million visitors last year, a barely perceptible rise of 1.5 percent from 2015, the Moroccan Tourism Observatory said.

However, hoteliers in the narrow streets of the capital Rabat’s old city were cautiously positive.

“Last year was better than 2015. And the first two months of 2017 augured an even better year,” guesthouse manager Hanane said.

Tourists are easy to spot wandering through Rabat’s old city with its craft stalls, Andalusian-style houses and a 12th-century kasbah overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

While tourism revenues rose 3.4 percent to US$6.3 billion last year, visitor arrivals to Morocco have fallen far short of an ambitious government target of 20 million per year by 2020.

A growing number of visits by Moroccans who live abroad — counted as tourists when they come home — accounted for much of the sector’s buoyancy.

Foreign visitor arrivals last year were down by 0.9 percent.

Karim, owner of a travel agency in Casablanca, said more work was needed to drum up new business.

“The situation is pushing us to look for new markets outside Europe, but overall, it can be said that there was a slight recovery in 2016,” he said.

Authorities are hoping for an influx of Russian and Chinese tourists, who currently account for just 1 percent of total visitors.

That is far behind the French, who make up almost a third of arrivals — a figure that includes many of Moroccan origin.

“Europeans still top the list, but the number of Chinese visitors is growing,” Hanane said. “Since visas for the Chinese were abolished in June, a door has been opened.”

Tourism remains a vital pillar of the Moroccan economy and the country’s second-biggest employer, after agriculture. The sector accounts for 10 percent of national income and, along with exports and remittances from Moroccans overseas, it is one of the country’s main sources of foreign currency.

Former imperial city Marrakesh, with its UNESCO-listed old town, and the coastal town of Agadir have long been key attractions.

They remain popular — in contrast to Tunisia, Turkey and Egypt, where visitor numbers have plummeted following the Arab Spring uprisings and repeated militant attacks.

Morocco has not experienced an attack since a 2011 bombing in Marrakesh’s famed Jemaa el-Fnaa square, which killed 17 people, mainly European tourists.

Today, security forces stand guard at Morocco’s main tourist sites.

The government, a key security partner of European countries, regularly announces that it has dismantled militant cells.

While the kingdom remains safer than other countries in the region, visitor numbers have stubbornly refused to rise.

The local media calls the sector’s performance “lackluster and disappointing” compared with a 2010 plan to double arrivals.

Back then, “Vision 2020” envisioned creating 200,000 new hotel beds and attracting 20 million visitors a year by the end of the decade.

Since then, “many international factors” had disrupted the government’s efforts, observatory chief Said Mouhid said.

“We will not reach 20 million in 2020, for sure, but it remains a symbolic figure to mobilize operators,” he said.

Source: Taipeitimes.com

 

 

Morocco to increase green energy to 52% in the next decade

With COP22 behind us, many goals have been set for the coming years. One of these goals is to get 52% of all energy to be green in Morocco by 2030. With Noor One, Morocco already has a giant solar complex near the southern desert (in Ouarzazate). But a second solar complex, Noor Two, is already in construction. Noor Two will use the same technology as Noor One, only on a bigger scale. Noor Three is also being talked about – a new CSP technology will be used for this – but there is no date planned for that yet.

More on: The Guardian

COP22 to be held in Marrakech

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Yesterday, the 22nd climate change top began. This yearly conference, which was held in Paris last year, will be held in Marrakech this year. For the next two weeks (November 7th till November 18th) there will be a full programme about reducing climate change all around the world. UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) claimed that the last climate change top (COP21 in Paris), was not conclusive enough, and they will be reconsidering many of the points discussed last year.

The most important points during the conference will be:

  • how to measure emission;
  • transparency concerning emission;
  • how to financially help third world countries to help them reduce CO2 emission.

For more information, please visit the COP22 site at: http://www.cop22.ma/en/

Why India is interested in Morocco

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Rabat -Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari has just returned from his 3-day visit to Morocco from May 30t to June 1st, 2016. During his time here, Ansari met with Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane, and a Chamber of Commerce and Industry was formed to facilitate bilateral trade. But why might India be interested in Morocco?

The most immediate answer is phosphates. Phosphates are used for fertilizer, making them extremely valuable to agrarian societies such as India. Moroccan phosphate resources are among the most extensive in the world, with only China and the United States reaching similar levels of production.

China, as of 2015, far outpaced Morocco’s phosphate production at roughly 100 million tons. However, China and India have a well-known rivalry that has resulted in war and seizure of territory in past decades. The strategic benefits of relying on Chinese resources to feed India’s people and bolster its economy are dubious.

The United States produced 27.6 million tons of phosphates in the same year, but Morocco produced 30 million tons, earning it a place among the two leading global superpowers. However, Moroccan phosphate reserves are the largest in the world by a significant margin; some estimates place Moroccan phosphate reserves at half of the world’s total.

This makes the kingdom an ideal trading partner to India, with resources that will only increase. Given the importance of food resources to a nation as populous as India, obtaining phosphates is a top priority. In return for these and other resources, India offers automobile manufacturing and pharmaceutical production to Morocco.

India’s influence in Africa has waned over recent decades, with rival China increasing its economic presence. To improve its own position on the geopolitical stage, India must become more involved with the affairs of so large a continent as Africa. This is especially pertinent given India’s ambitions to obtain a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.

On a more fundamental level, India and Morocco share certain societal outlooks and political situations. They certainly have no animosity for one another, as characterized by Vice President Ansari’s statement: “There are no points of conflict [between India and Morocco] and politically our outlooks do not clash.”

Similarities run deeper than a mere lack of conflict; both nations have a clearly dominant religion, but are nonetheless hubs of multiculturalism. Morocco has been an Islamic nation since the Arab conquest in the 8th Century, but garnered a reputation for tolerance in al Andalus by fostering a society in which Muslims, Jews, and Christians could coexist. It later became a haven for Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition, and enjoyed a rare peace among religions in the Middle Ages and later centuries.

India is also home to significant religious minorities. As of 2015, it houses the third largest population of Muslims in the world, as well as a sizeable Sikh minority. Tensions and clashes among these groups have become central to the political stage. Morocco’s history of coexistence may provide a worthwhile point of reference to Indian political leadership.

Likewise, both nations govern territory that is internationally disputed. Morocco’s governance over its Southern Provinces/Western Sahara is a point of contention with the United Nations, which has encouraged a referendum that has proved unworkable.

Similarly, India governs large territories in Jammu and Kashmir, and the United Nations has also advocated a referendum that has failed to come about. India and Morocco share similar political flashpoints, which remain unresolved.

India and Morocco are separated by 8,458 km (5256 miles), but united by trade. The economic advantages to a partnership are abundantly clear, but the relationship could go far beyond an exchange of goods alone.

Perhaps Morocco and India can learn from their shared social and political issues and move forward together, expanding their relationship to a deeper and more lasting engagement. This may not be the intention of either government, but the parallels between their circumstances are clear, and may present an opportunity for progress and mutual understanding.

source: moroccoworldnews http://bit.ly/2dSw7lf