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    Egypt IoT Challenge Registration Closes

    Date published: 13 August 2017

    A number of introductory sessions for Egypt IoT Challenge—a nationwide program for senior university students, startups and small and medium businesses that have innovative ideas in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) and related fields—have taken place with registration closing on August 15, while accepted projects/participants for all tracks will be announced on August 25.

    Egypt IoT Challenge 2017 theme is focused on Smart Logistics and Smart Cities; innovation ideas include connected/smart solutions such as smart home, smart city, smart logistics, smart utilities, smart energy, connected cars and wearables, where the whole ecosystem is engaged to leverage Egypt’s digital economic growth. Egypt IoT Challenge 2017 is co-organized by the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)- Egypt Chapter, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)- Egypt Chapter and Borg Al-Arab Innovation Cluster in partnership with other corporate, academic and government partners/sponsors.

    The Program is implemented and managed by Hadath Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GIE) and Innovety in cooperation with other partners. Egypt IoT Challenge main partners are the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), the Academy for Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), and other academic partners including Suez University, Alexandria University, the Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Egypt Japan University of Science and Technology (EJUST), Zagazig University and other partners and sponsors. The Program unites resources and experiences of organizers and their respective partners to avail all required materials, mentors and expertise to the participating projects.

    The training will start on September 9 and ends on September 30 and the Demo Day for all tracks will take place on November 15, while the International IoT Conference Closing and Awards Ceremony will be held on December 14-16. The closing for graduation projects track will hold on 7 July 2018.  

    Egypt IoT Challenge— formerly known as Egypt IoT Leagu —started in 2016 by Intel Corporation, in collaboration with the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), affiliated to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT). The Program attracted more than 1,000 participants from across Egypt. Over 300 participants of the 2016 Egypt IoT League received support from the mentor network and ecosystem of organizers, had access to resources related to innovation and technology, and were given the opportunity to network with top investors in Egypt. The top six chosen projects were then selected for acceleration and financial awards to support the development of their products and services. Two of them are currently being incubated in a highly-reputed incubator.

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