Drinking water-Technology: Tunisian start-up partners with NGO to provide 570 students with drinking water in northwest Tunisia

Tunisian start-up “Kumulus Water” has provided assistance to a school deprived of drinking water in Makhtar in the region of Siliana (north-west of Tunisia) through a technical solution “Kumulus 1”, designed to generate water from the ambient air. It came to support its expertise in water technology, the efforts of the Tunisian NGO “WallahWeCan”, which campaigns for the improvement of living conditions of students in schools and educational environments in Tunisia, especially in disadvantaged areas. Thanks to atmospheric water generators, each producing 20 to 30 litres of healthy drinking water…

Blue Jay Communication knowledge partner for Africa Fintech Summit

Leila Ben Hassen Founder & CEO of Blue Jay Communication announced on Social media that her agency is assigned to be a Knowledge Partner of Africa Fintech Summit 2022 due to be held on April 21. Leila Ben Hassen has more than 15 years’ experience working in communications, business development and media in Africa. She established Blue Jay Communication in December 2017, as a ground-breaking communications agency specialising in Africa and driven by a clear objective: to accelerate change and help foster new opportunities for Africa’s vibrant youth. Leila Ben…

InstaDeep raises $100 million from the world’s largest investors

Tunisian startup InstaDeep announced, January 25, 2022, that it has raised $100 million and closed a Series B round that was led by DeepTech investment firm Alpha Intelligence Capital, accompanied by CDIB. Investors in this round include some of the world’s largest investors, namely BioNTech, Chimera Abu Dhabi, Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures, Google, G42 and Synergy. “We are very happy with the calibre of investors. We want to show them that we are truly trustworthy and that we can work together to change the world,” said Zohra Slim, co-founder of…

BioNTech and InstaDeep Successfully Tested Early Warning System to Detect Potential High-Risk SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Tunisian artificial intelligence company InstaDeep and German biotech firm BioNTech have developed an early warning system to detect potential high-risk variants of the Coronavirus, according to a joint statement published Tuesday by the two companies on their websites. According to the statement, the early warning system uses a combination of artificial intelligence and structural modelling of the Spike protein to detect and monitor high-risk variants of the SARS-CoV2 virus, identifying more than 90 % of these variants within two months of their receipt from the World Health Organization. This system…

Tunisia: “Thuccabor” organic olive oil wins gold medal in Italy

The organic olive oil of the brand “Triumph Thuccabor” of Ben Ismail Domain (Beja governorate) won, on Tuesday, the “Extra Gold” medal at the international competition “BIOL NOVELLO 2021”, held in Italy. “Triumph of Thuccabor” is produced on the farm of Ben Ismail located in Toukaber in the delegation of Medjez El Bab (governorate of Beja). Thuccabor is the Roman name of the locality of Toukaber. Maher Ben Ismail, a member of the family that owns the farm, said on social media that this competition, organized by the Italian Ministry…

Tunisian olive oil “Triomphe Thuccabor” of Ben Ismail domain wins gold medal at ONH competition of best Tunisian virgin olive oil

The organic olive oil Triomphe Thuccabor of the Domaine Ben Ismail won the Gold medal at the competition of the best Tunisian virgin olive oil (in the intense green fruity category) organized by the National Oil Office and sponsored by the International Olive Council (IOC). “Our organic family brand Triomphe Thuccabor from Ben Ismail Reserve won the GOLD medal at the competition of the best Tunisian virgin olive oil (intense green fruity category) organized by the National Oil Office, sponsored by the International Olive Oil Council (IOOC),” co-founder of the…

Tunisia: Civilian parachuting in Tozeur, a premiere in Tunisia

SKYS Tunisia made it now possible to experience the sensation of a parachute jump in the middle of the desert. In this first edition, which started on October 27th and will continue until November 30th, the parachutists have settled in the city of Tozeur. Organizer and founder of this incredible experience is a Tunisian-Canadian, Hedi Abada, who was able to learn this extreme sport in Canada, where he has been living for about fifteen years. He was able to bring experienced parachutists from all over the world to assist adrenaline…

Tunisian olive oil Triomphe Thuccabor keeps on accumulating successes with Gold at JOOP competition

After its recent gold medal award at the Berlin Global Olive Oil Awards (Berlin GOOA), Tunisian olive oil brand Triomphe Thuccabor distinguished itself during the Japan Olive Oil Prize (JOOP) by winning another gold medal. Maher Ben Ismail olive grower of the Ben Ismail family Farm proudly announced the performance of their organic brand Robuste Triomphe saying “with great pride we announce the new award for our organic brand Robuste Triomphe”. “This time the gold award in the organic category is at the international competition of the best olive oil…

Triomphe Thuccabor olive oil wins gold medal at the Berlin GOOA

Tunisian olive oil brand Triomphe Thuccabor has won a gold medal at the Berlin Global Olive Oil Awards (Berlin GOOA). It is a competition event that encapsulates multi-year collective knowledge and expertise of high-profile scientists, food tech pioneers, and key business players, setting the standards for a credible, transparent, and trustworthy global olive oil competition. The Berlin GOOA Awards aims to become synonymous with the excellence and quality recognition competition in the olive oil industry, offering a prestigious European Olive Oil Award with Global Reach. Every year, Triomph Thuccabor travels…

FinTech Expensya raises $20 million

Expensya announces a $20 million round of financing from MAIF Avenir and Silicon Badia. ISAI, the iconic French Tech fund led by Jean-David Chamboredon, and Seventure Partners, which took part in the company’s previous round of funding ($4.5 million in December 2018), also participated in the deal. Founded in 2014 by Karim Jouini and Jihed Othmani, two former Microsoft engineers, the Franco-Tunisian FinTech initially tackled the management of expense reports before expanding its scope at the end of 2018 to all professional expenses (overheads, online purchases, public transport…). “This is…