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【Event】SORA Technology Takes the Stage at Africa Investment Forum’s Side Event in Morocco, Showcasing Innovation in African Air Mobility

Nagoya, Aichi – November 16, 2023
SORA Technology Co., Ltd. (“SORA Technology”), guided by the mission to “transform lives through ‘SORA’ (Sky),” participated in a side event of the Africa Investment Forum 2023 (AIF) held in Morocco. Invited by the African Development Bank (AfDB), SORA Technology addressed government officials and investors from Africa and Japan, presenting innovative projects and calling for investment.

Vice President Umeda (second from right)

■Overview of Africa Investment Forum Market Days

  • Hosted by: African Development Bank (AfDB) and the top 7 financial institutions
  • Date: November 8-10, 2023
  • Location: Marrakech, Morocco

The AIF, themed “Unlocking Africa’s Value Chains,” brought together investors, transaction sponsors, government leaders, and development financial institutions to advance investment opportunities. Approximately 40 Japanese companies participated, with SORA Technology gaining prominence in the “Japan Special Room.”

■Overview of the Side Event “Japan Special Room”:

  • Event Name: Japan Special Room – Boosting Africa’s growth with Japan: From Startups to Major Companies
  • Hosted by: African Development Bank
  • Date: November 9, 2023
  • Location: Marrakech, Morocco

Focused on Japanese companies operating in areas such as healthcare, energy, and infrastructure, the event featured presentations from 17 companies, including major corporations, startups, funds, and public institutions, fostering discussions and business introductions among participants.

■Background of SORA Technology’s Participation

SORA Technology is actively engaged in malaria control projects utilizing drones and artificial intelligence in West African regions such as Sierra Leone and Ghana.
Recognized by the African Development Bank as a Japanese startup making a positive impact in Africa, SORA Technology was invited to present at the “Japan Special Room” side event.
At the event, Vice President Umeda addressed the audience, explaining SORA Technology’s initiatives in the healthcare sector and encouraging investments from financial institutions and government officials.

■About SORA Technology Co., Ltd.

SORA Technology, with the mission to “transform lives through ‘SORA’ (Sky),” aims to create a new social infrastructure centered around air mobility, primarily using drones. In the global health sector, the company strives to eradicate infectious diseases such as malaria and contribute to solving societal challenges such as last-mile delivery. Leveraging operational expertise gained in developing countries, SORA Technology also aims for reverse innovation in advanced countries, working towards a sustainable society resilient to disasters and pandemics through the use of “SORA” worldwide.

■Media Contact:

SORA Technology Co., Ltd.
Public Relations:Sato & Kojima
Email: ichiho.sato@sora-tech.com

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