Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, TIEC

Technology empowerment in all facets of life

The government is taking enormous strides towards developing the ICT industry. Egypt paid respect to the high impact of ICT on the national economy since the 1980’s. In this connection, Information Decision Support Center (IDSC), Information Technology Institute (iTi) and Internet Society of Egypt were the keystones.

By the nineties, a dedicated Ministry for Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) came into force. The third millennium heralded a masterplan that integrated ICT as a core component of development. Since 2010, our domestic ICT industry became innovation-oriented.

The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center was inaugurated in Smart Village on September 27, 2010. TIEC aims to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the local industry to ensure ICT benefits to both people and businesses. The Center strives to contribute heavily to the national economy.

Innovation recognition - the Center is branding, publicizing, and celebrating entrepreneurship.

Supporting businesses - TIEC bolsters R&D in the local ICT industry, observes iClusters, funds startups, and promotes Egypt as offshoring destination.

Establishing innovation base - as a tech transfer hub, the Center builds enterprises and individuals capacities, provides innovation assessment and certification services, and takes part in national innovation initiatives.

TIEC Vision

“Empower Egypt to be at the helm of innovation and entrepreneurship in the region and a top-class ICT destination.”

TIEC Mission

“Stimulate a knowledge-based society by developing strategies, providing facilities, and optimizing promotions of innovation and entrepreneurship. Provide an intellectual property framework to foster ICT innovation and growth in the local economy.”

TIEC Objectives

  • Serve as a catalyst among the government, private sector, and academia
  • Mobilize the different components of the innovation ecosystem
  • Define, manage, and coordinate the various programs and initiatives derived from the innovation and entrepreneurship strategy with different stakeholders
  • Focus on generating revenue from commercialization of innovations and IP licensing
  • Solve national existing problems
  • Brand Egypt as a global competitor in high value-added innovation

TIEC Core Values

Our Core Values are based on “We are Innovation Drivers”

We inspire, innovate, impact to develop a new business culture. It is an entrepreneurial culture employs technology and leads the community to engage in the larger society. We guide people to become innovative entrepreneurs.

Integrity - We are honest and responsible. We trust our stakeholders

Commitment – The Center is committed to develop our community, deploy innovation, and foster entrepreneurship

Efficiency – Efficiency is key in our duties and tasks

Quality - We seek to provide best practices: high quality services and initiatives surpass our stakeholders’ expectations

Empowerment - Our employees are our success partners - They work with high passion and are involved in achieving our objectives

Team Spirit – As a team, we work together decently, respect one another, and share our knowledge, experiences and social life