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    ICT Minister Honors COMESA Innovation Awards Winners

    Cairo, 10 March 2014
    The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Atef Helmy honored today “Kasheflabs” team winning the first prize of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa  (COMESA) Innovation Awards during the last summit held at Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

    This comes as part of the efforts exerted by the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center  (TIEC) to support entrepreneurs through providing skills and technical programs and incubate them to access the market and compete regionally and globally.

    Kasheflabs is the first Egyptian emerging company based on selling licenses of drones for mine discovery, the first model dubbed “SDUAV” and is the first product of the company.

    Considered as one of the company’s innovative solutions, this first prototype can be used to discover a variety of areas: rock, soil, ice, fresh water, in a short time.

    The mission of Kasheflabs is to innovate, design, and produce solutions for protecting and providing safety for human resources that demine lands, and neutralize resourceful areas, such as agricultural and oil territories. The team includes Mohamed Gouda, Menoufeya University, and Ahmed Hassan, computer science  faculty, Menoufeya University.

    Kashef company received a 12-week training in the Technology Entrepreneurship Accelerator (TEA)  to develop business plans and analyze financial resources and markets and learn how to develop an organizational chart for the company. The program is organized by TIEC which nominated the company to participate at COMESA Award.

    Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni heading the current COMESA summit, delivered the first prize to Kasheflabs.

    TIEC acting chairman, Hossam Osman underlined that the technology accelerator unit allowed entrepreneurial projects to identify and capture business opportunities by spreading entrepreneurship concept in the communications sector.

    More than 40 companies graduated from TEA program where they acquired skills and tools to develop their projects, while providing them with accounting, supervisory, law and training services to enable entrepreneurs addressing complex challenges in their first steps in the market.

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