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The Université de Lyon hosts the Mayor of Porto-Novo, Benin

On The October 1, 2018

The mayor of Porto-Novo in Benin visited the Innovation Pre-Factory and the Maison du Projet on the LyonTech-la Doua campus during his time in Lyon.

The Université de Lyon hosted a delegation of three officials from the City Hall of Porto-Novo, the capital city of Benin, who wished to discover the Université de Lyon’s actions promoting a “smart city”.

The delegation, led by mayor Emmanuel Djima Zossou, met with the Director of the Université de Lyon’s Innovation Factory project. They saw how such a project can play a central role in bringing together academic and socio-economic environments by capitalizing on student potential to make progress on innovative projects.

The future LyonTech-la Doua campus was then presented to the delegation at the Maison du Projet, including the ecological, economical and architectural issues involved in the development and rehabilitation project.