MOROCCO – American multinational computer tech firm Oracle has announced it will establish a new branch of Oracle Labs, Oracle’s advanced research arm, at Casanearshore Park in Casablanca, Morocco, to house up to 100 researchers.
Researchers at the new facility will use Oracle’s cloud, AI, and machine learning technologies to tackle the most pressing challenges facing business, science, and the public sector.
Taking advantage of its new state-of-the-art facility, the team will collaborate with Morocco’s vibrant technology sector to support the identification, exploration, and transfer of new technologies that can advance Oracle’s customer’s businesses worldwide.
This effort will include expanding intern and graduate recruitment programs, undertaking joint research with local universities, and working with the local start-up ecosystem so they can be part of this global program.
“Oracle’s investment in Morocco reflects the improved economic environment we see among the signatories of the Abraham Accords, the monumental agreement that is forging peace and prosperity across the region,” said Safra Catz, CEO of Oracle.
“Establishing this new Oracle R&D center in Casablanca will enable us to access an outstanding pool of talent from across the region, benefit directly from its new economic ties to Israel, and provide our customers around the world with new cutting edge technologies.”
The new Oracle facility will be part of Oracle’s global R&D innovation network. In these centers, researchers apply novel approaches and methodologies using cloud-based technologies to create meaningful solutions.
This work includes research, consulting, and product incubation with most projects involving university collaborations and interns from over 50 universities worldwide.
The new Oracle center in Morocco will work on a wide range of R&D projects focusing on technologies such as automated Machine Learning and Explainability, the PGX Parallel Graph Accelerator solution, and Oracle’s MySQL Heatwave ML.
Commenting on the same, Mohcine Jazouli, Morocco’s Minister Delegate in charge of Investment, convergence, and the evaluation of Public Policies, said “we are delighted that Oracle has selected Morocco as the location for the expansion of its global R&D program.”
The center will benefit Moroccan engineers who, in addition to their outstanding technical skills, speak three languages and bring an open-minded and creative approach to their work, making them ideal members of a team focused on developing technology.