1 February 2023
ITIDA Launches ‘Graduation Projects Support’ New Round, Increases ITAC Funding

The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) has launched the 18th round of the Graduation Projects Support program as part of the IT-Academia Collaboration (ITAC) initiative. ITIDA also increased the allocated fund per project to EGP 30,000. The program supports ICT graduation projects of senior students at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science in Egyptian universities and institutes.
Moreover, in ITAC Collaborative Funded Projects (CFP), ITIDA increased the funding allocation for preliminary research projects (PRP), from EGP 250k to a maximum of EGP 700k. PRP is aimed at turning ideas into proof of concept (patents or research papers) and using proof of concepts in developing prototypes or establishing start-ups.
Applying ICT companies must present projects aimed at developing innovative prototypes based on the efforts of R&D teams in companies that include at least two researchers, with a maximum duration of one year.
Allocated fund for academic entities applying for PRP has been increased from EGP 250k to EGP 350k for projects reaching the proof of concept stage only. Projects are to receive the full funding amount of EGP 700k if the proof of concept stage is further employed in developing prototypes and establishing start-ups.
ITIDA, by increasing funding, seeks to improve the capabilities of PRPs to complete the value chain of research projects to reach the product development process (PDP). The Agency is also encouraging ICT companies to apply for the 34th round of CFP, with the call for applications to open in March.
Initiated in 2006, ITAC aims to enhance collaboration between industry and academia by bridging the gap between scientific research and market needs, helping serve ICT companies, universities, researchers, and the ICT community.
The deadline for applying in the Graduation Projects Support program is February 15. For information on the program, kindly click here https://bit.ly/3HNByOr and for CFP, kindly click here. https://bit.ly/3l33XXN
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