The “Universities Ideas Bank” project, inaugurated in May 2012, is a technology center for new and innovative ideas generated by students and researchers at Cairo University. Since the project depends on students and researchers contributions, the center is implemented on campus through Egypt ICT-TF Mobil IT Unit and an ICT equipped bus.
§ Support the creation and marketing of these students and researchers’ ideas by training them on technical skills (e-marketing tools for small and medium enterprises, blog and website creation), in addition to interpersonal skills like communication skills
§ Link ideas with potential donors and sponsors
§ Raise students and researchers’ employment
§ Increase awareness on the importance of Green ICT
Trainees got their own websites for marketing their ideas and linking them to private and public sector related websites. This way, the project established synergies between local communities, invention and private and public sector.