Last month was not quite ordinary for FAAR, but do you know why? No ? So let me explain you !
Lately, FAAR was in Russia, more precisely in Skolkovo, Moscow. There, FAAR & Skolkovo foundation together signed a Collaboration Agreement intending to develop an Innovation Open Lab within the Tech Ecosystem. First step for the Lab would be to launch a technological project of Smart Mobility Services welcoming local partners and startups. This infrastructure should start operating around the beginning of October.
During the Startup Village event which took place from May 31st to June 1st, the participants received exclusive information, the opportunity to be the first to discover the concept of the laboratory and to discuss about technological trends.
The goal of such a partnership ? Collaborative Innovation
Just to remind, FAAR is an Electronic equipment supplier, expert in embedded control and power electronic systems. The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization created at the initiative of the Russian President in September 2010. Together we consider that Russia is a ground for of technological & business development, a huge playground for experimentations and also an incredible gold mine for engineering resources, who’s competencies are famous all over the world.
FAAR expects of this partnership the opportunity to develop and apply products & services transforming the myth of robot vehicles from science-fiction into concrete solutions for safer, sustainable and autonomous mobility.
As FAAR’s motto is « DRIVE Innovation to the Market », so our main goal is not only making experimentations and technical feasibility Proof of Concept projects, but bring solutions and adapt them regarding Russian’s market & needs.
We are very grateful to Skolkovo for their friendly welcome and logistic help and are happy to continue this exciting adventure to the new usage of Smart Mobility.
Nothing brightens the future of a company more than the arrival of a new prestigious member in its team, and FAAR Morocco has been offered just that when Sanae Lahbabi joined our ranks. Operating as Regional Director for FAAR MEA, Sanae is an expert who has accumulated praise and an immense reputation in the realm of electronics in her former roles at key companies of the field in Morocco. Indeed, her experience of over 27 years from Quality Engineer to Technical Director at ST Microelectronics Nemotek, and moving up the ladder to senior Vice President in charge of advanced technologies in Valtronic Technologies helped Sanae to develop not only strong technical knowledge, but also managerial skills as well as a solid professional network.
Mrs Lahbabi is now assuming the mantle of pushing our Moroccan branch towards becoming a major player in the MEA region mainly by acting as a cradle for skills and innovation and perpetuating the research in complex and advanced electronics.
Today FAAR MEA already supports Moroccan R&D through participation & partnership with local universities and industrialists for training, PHD financing, and involvement in high level research programs. Programs such as the Master’s Degree in “Embedded systems in automotive sector”, the launch of the Smart Lab Factory to promote research in Artificial Intelligence (together with ENSIAS in Rabat), 3 PHD programs running with different engineering schools, and finally the foundation of a private Engineering School for the Automotive & Aeronautics sectors.
The challenge Sanae will take on is to make several partnerships with local manufacturers and universities flourish, as well as push R&D projects through experimentation and all the way to the serial market. All of which will help conquer and expand our offer of electronic power & control solutions and development tools to the markets of this unique and rich part of the world. “Our main goal is to bring turnkey system solutions and build a bridge between the industry, research and education of young engineers”, assures Sanae.
How lucky, lucky indeed, and delighted to share this wonderful piece of news. From the whole of FAAR: “Welcome to the team, welcome to the #SmartMobility revolution, Sanae!”
FAAR Industry is delighted to take part in one of the most important events in the field of autonomous mobility: the Autonomous Vehicle Symposium of Stuttgart. The convention will bring us together with the world’s leading engineers in the field of autonomous vehicle research, testing, validation and development.
And there’s no better way to kick-start an event of this magnitude than meeting up for a tech show! We would like to exchange with you about Collaborative Autonomous Vehicle Development Process.
We believe you will be part of that select crowd so a tech show wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t all take the opportunity to mix and mingle afterwards. Please join us for a debate and cocktail on this exciting first day of the convention (June 20th at 6pm) #AV5010. Ample information and free tickets can be found at this location.