The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), affiliated to the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), has announced the results of "Smart Suez Canal" Hackathon organized by TIEC in collaboration with the Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) on October 2-5 at TIEC headquarters in the Smart Village.
Egypt’s one-of-a-kind competition aims to release the creative energies to turn the Suez Canal into a logistic and smart channel providing innovative services. A large number of IT specialists whether students, software developers, those with MBA or entrepreneurs participated in the Hackathon.
PSM team—comprising students from the Faculty of Engineering, Helwan University—won the first place for its project that aims to organize communications between workers, foremen and planners to increase operational efficiency and shorten the time for completing their work.The project provides a tool that facilitates communications among employees using smart devices and technologies.
The second prize went for CDC team, comprising students from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. The team presented a project that would save time spent in customs and ports procedures through automating the system used and turn it into a data center operated and managed by cloud computing technology.
HUB team won the third place, developing an online platform to help in monitoring and dealing with shipments and providing a minimum shipping weight that could save expenses and provide more spaces for other shipments. The team included students from the Faculty of Engineering, Helwan University and AASTMT.
More than 460 persons applied for the competition, 130 of which were qualified. The jury — responsible for selecting the winning teams— included members of leading ICT companies, scientific search entities, governmental agencies and international companies.
The Hackathon reviewed all technical and technological information of the Suez Canal and provided a vision for the logistics area needed to be implemented, and offered as well a statement of the technological challenges, the most important of which was how to achieve the optimum benefit of the region logistics in the areas of security, energy and support services.