African Man of the Year Award for 2018 bestowed to Tunisian Badreddine Ouali

Tunisian Badreddine Ouali, President of Vermeg Group was selected for the 2018 African Man of the Year Award,  by Women in Africa (WIA) initiative. The Women in Africa initiative, which is the first international platform dedicated to the economic development and support of leading and high potential African women, works along with men, given the principle of “empowerment” of African women can be possible only through the collaboration with men. The African Man of the Year Award is an initiative which aims to highlight men’s commitments in favour of women on…

2018 World Energy Engineering Congress: AEE Tunisia chapter awarded

Through its International Awards Program, the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) shed light on the important work carried out by individuals, organizations, agencies, and corporations. By identifying those who persevere in their fields, energy professionals are awarded so as the industry of energy engineering is advanced. The program aims to recognize excellence by the professionals in the energy industry. The 2018 International Awards was presented Wednesday, October 17th at the AEE International Awards Banquet, being held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC in partnership with the 41st World…

Paymee, revolution in mobile and online payment for Tunisian economy founded by Tunisian ICT engineer Marwen Amamou

         “Dream big, work hard and stay humble”  Marwen Amamou The worldwide mobile payment revenue in 2015 was 450 billion U.S. dollars and is expected to surpass 1 trillion U.S. dollars in 2019. The spread of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets has led to the strong growth of mobile commerce. In the fourth quarter of 2016, mobile e-commerce spending in the United States amounted to 22.7 billion US dollars according to the statistics portal statista. Tunisia which is a country that fully adheres in the technological evolution is making its way…

Orientea, a global invention with the challenge to target the world

Faycel Ouerdien started his own business just after he graduated from the university. After many trials and different ideas for establishing a profitable business in medicinal plants, he made up his mind with the idea of inventing soluble green tea that can be prepared in thirty seconds or even less. The big challenge for him is how to make such an idea with the minimum conditions and equipment without the mere fund a real success. Faycel Ouerdien our smart inventor started his business by creating his machine in order to…

Enova Robotics achieves biggest fundraising for a Startup in Tunisia

Enova Robotics, the only manufacturer of smart robots in Africa and the Arab world, has completed a fundraising of around 4.5 million dinars, which is the most important fundraising event carried out by a Startup in Tunisia. Enova Robotics Founder Anis Sahbani told media that its Startup is now moving towards a decisive phase of industrialization by creating a French entity Enova Robotics. He was a lecturer at Sorbonne University in robotics and head of the most important research laboratory on robotics, then converted into an entrepreneur. He said that…

Tunisia : Swiver raises about TND500,000 for its development

Swiver, a Tunisian cloud accounting service provider, raised about TND 500,000 from Compagnie d’Assurance et de Réassurance Tuniso-Européenne (Carte). These funds will help the company extend its services to other countries in Africa. “These funds will strengthen our business capabilities. We will offer new online services, like monthly tax returns, to our clients. Our company is planning to conquer new markets outside Tunisia”, Azzam Soualmia, the man who founded Swiver in 2016, said. In 2017, Tunisian startups raised $10.5 million. The most important funds were allocated to companies operating in big data, agriculture and creative…

Tunisian Telecommunications engineer Houssem Haji invents autonomous receiver for a Mars exploration orbiter

The receiver, whose major stages of design and implementation were conducted by the Tunisian Telecommunication Engineer Houssem Haji, is the first of its kind and surpasses all previous designs in this area. The project had taken 40 months of analysis, design and research. It had also taken 20 months of implementation, and it is now in the final phase of testing. Houssem Haji, native of the delegation of Magel Bel Abbes in the governorate of Kasserine, studied communication engineering in Tunisia. He worked in some companies and then moved to…

Nasreddine Guerfala, Energy Manager of the Year in Canada

He has only a few years of study and research in Canada, after the National Engineers School of Tunis (Enit) diploma, he is elected “Energy Manager of the Year 2017” in Toronto. Nasreddine Guerfala has a very promising future ahead. “I graduated from Enit in June 2010 as an industrial engineering engineer and ranked as one of the laureates of my class. I started working at Leoni in Sousse. A few months later, I was contacted by the Tunisian University Mission in North America (Mutan) which was looking for candidates…

Son of Tunisian immigrant wins best French baguette

Second-generation baker, Mahmoud M’seddi, will now supply the French president with bread for an entire year. The baguette is one of the great treasures of French culinary heritage, emblematic of pride in tradition and craftsmanship, and important enough (in the eye of the French people and their president Emmanuel Macron) to be put forward to UNESCO as a heritage-listed food item. If you’re inclined to try your hand at making one of these crusty, pillowy sticks from scratch, know that there’s a decree in place codifying the difference between a French…

Tunisian researcher elected best university teacher in the United States

Tunisian researcher Marwen Ksantini from Nabeul, 33, was elected the best researcher and university teacher for the year 2018 at the University of Michigan in the United States. The Tunisian teacher has won three out of four awards in the field of scientific research. The first prize was for the proliferation of its productions (at least 100 scientific publications at the best conferences and scientific forums in the world). He also won the award for Best Teacher in Digital Education as he has done a lot of scientific research for…