Innovation Support programs for Academia and Industry:
Innovation Support Programs for Academia :
Ideation Marathon :
Ideation Marathon is the first of its kind in Egypt, where a group of
creative thinking camps are held in different regions throughout Egypt to
train young people on how to generate ideas and create innovative solutions
to real societal challenges in Egypt and the world.
Egypt IoT league:
Egypt Internet of Things (IoT) League is a nationwide acceleration program
for startups to be, that have innovative ideas in the area of Internet of
Things (IoT) and related fields: Connected/Smart Solutions (Smart Home,
Smart City, Smart Energy, Connected Cars, Wearables, Industry 4.0,…).
Egypt IoT League is co-organized by Intel Corporation and the Technology
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) in partnership with other
corporate, academic, and government partners/sponsors.
EgyptInnovate is the first online innovation hub for Egypt where innovators
and entrepreneurs get inspired, educated and connected. It is provided in
both Arabic and English Languages. EgyptInnovate aims at exposing Egypt’s
innovators locally and globally, connecting nodes and building collaborative
communities of Egypt’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. In
addition it aims at educating innovators, startups, and businesses about
technology and innovation management. In October, 10th 2015 TIEC launches
the first phase of EgyptInnovate.
Mobile Application Launchpad (MAL):
Launched earlier in January 2015, the MAL Program aims to grow tech startups and
high-value job opportunities in the country in the field of Mobile Applications.
It also encourages creativity and entrepreneurship among Egyptian youth by
equipping them with the necessary knowledge they need. The MAL Program is being
led by the MCIT (through TIEC) and Google along with other international and
local educational stakeholders over the period of two years to offer
scholarships to 2000 young Egyptians to complete a comprehensive 3-month course
in Android app development. In addition, the MAL program holds competitions with
cash prizes worth over USD 200k to encourage tech enthusiasts to develop their
own apps, market them and start their own businesses. At a later stage,
successful participants will have the chance to meet potential employers for job
“Innovation & Entrepreneurship” have become a key driver of equitable economic
growth, and have immense potential as a generator of employment
opportunities. Therefore, developing culture and skills of entrepreneurial
thinking within the communities in which we live and work has become a focus
for governments and societies worldwide. One of the main mandates of
Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) is to promote
innovation and entrepreneurship in the ICT sector in Egypt. Among many
strategic initiatives that have been developed to contribute to this
promotion come the capacity building programs. Capacity building programs
are directed to students to provide the necessary education and training in
the area of innovation and entrepreneurship that the current education
system lacks. Building on global studies’ recommendations to embed
entrepreneurship education early at university stage, while expanding the
government support for innovation and entrepreneurship, TIEC has taken the
initiative to launch some ambitious programs with the aim of providing
widespread education and training in the area of innovation, and
entrepreneurship to university students in ICT specializations.
Innovation Support Programs for
TIEC- Innovation Ambassador (TIEC-IA):
TIEC Innovation Ambassador (TIEC-IA) program is a new initiative developed
by TIEC in the quest for fostering the culture of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship among Egyptian youth. The program is a community of
university students and graduates from all over Egypt who are passionate
about ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship, eager to share their experience
with others, and care about helping other students to benefit from TIEC
different innovation and entrepreneurship programs directed to potential
future innovators and entrepreneurs.
InnovEgypt Program is an undergraduate unique program in the area of
innovation and entrepreneurship directed to university students in ICT
specializations who are aspiring to be future innovators and entrepreneurs,
either through establishing their own innovative start-ups or through
manifesting skills that are highly required by local and multinational
As part of our role to build the capacity of school students and increase
awareness of the concept of creativity through the application and training.
And in order to broaden participation of the public schools’ students in the
competition to support the development of technical and innovation skills.
TIEC support (financially and technically) the participation of 28 public
schools for the first time in First Lego League.
Ideation is the first of its kind in Egypt, where you will learn how to generate
ideas and to create innovative solutions to some of the greatest problems in
Egypt and the world! During the workshop you will learn how to become a great
innovator and we will give you an important task to solve.
“TIEC Graduation Projects Competition” The competition is launched in
cooperation with Multinationals and MCIT affiliated organizations, for
technical universities' students in the graduation year, recognizing the
best graduation projects in this year.
Innovation has long been recognized as an important driver for economic growth.
The Industry Innovation Support Programs serve mainly national ICT companies in
collaboration with multinational companies and aims to create and empower a
local innovation-based culture that’s capable of creating competitive innovative
Innovation Industry 2.0 "Innovation for Digital Transformation"
Innovation Industry 2.0 is developed to create and empower innovation culture
inside Egyptian small, and micro companies as well as to build their
capabilities on how to generate and implement innovative ideas for better
EgyptInnovate ICT Award
EgyptInnovate ICT Award is TIEC Innovation Recognition program for companies. A
total of 10,000,000 L.E. awards for the top 100 innovative local startup and
micro companies as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) working in the
ICT sector with a maximum number of 99 employees. Such innovations should go
beyond marginal improvements in existing products and services, or business
models, and have a real added value to their target customers, as well as have a
social or economic impact.
Innovation Management Assessment
TIEC is glad to announce a new service for Innovation Management Assessment
using European approach that was jointly developed by A.T. Kearney, Fraunhofer
and the European Commission; that is “IMP3rove Assessment” approach which offers
SMEs the possibility to evaluate their levels of innovation performance and
benchmark themselves against the best in industry, size, age and region or
against leading innovators across Europe, Middle East and other areas in the
Hayiy aspires to promote and encourage the SME sector as well as fresh graduates
nationwide to develop Arabic-built web (Social Networks) and mobile
applications, in order to enhance and boost the Arabic content online. The
initiative also aims towards providing custom application and service
development that targets specific groups, and deploys social networks
districtwide, townwide, or citywide.