About The Challenge

Egypt IoT Challenge is a nationwide program for senior university students, startups, small and medium enterprises that have innovative ideas in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) and related fields.


Egypt IoT Challenge 2018 is co-organized by the IEEE TEMS Egypt Chapter and Borg Al-Arab Innovation Cluster in partnership with other corporate, academic, and government partners/sponsors. The program unites the resources and experiences of the organizers and their respective partners to avail all the required materials, mentors and expertise to the participating projects. The program is implemented and managed by Hadath GIE in cooperation with other partners.


Egypt IoT Challenge 2018 theme is Smart Sustainable Cities.


The Internet of Things (IoT) in general isn’t new: tech companies and pundits have been discussing the idea for decades, until the first internet-connected toaster was unveiled at a conference back in 1989. Although the concept wasn't named until 1999, IoT has been in development for the past years. For example, the Coke machine at Carnegie Melon University in the early 1980s. The programmers could connect to the machine over the internet, check the status of the machine and determine whether or not there would be a cold drink awaiting them, should they decide to make the trip down to the machine.

Moreover, Egypt is focusing now on stepping up in the technology and development fields, including the Internet of Things which is mainly a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

Our Vision

The Internet of Things is the next evolution of the Internet that will dramatically change the existing industries. Corporate companies and big technology providers, as well as governments, will put significant efforts into developing solutions for their customers which will allow them to get developed and to improve their skills and capabilities.

We believe that the time is ripe, with the first IoT frameworks defined, for the industry to embrace open innovation to accelerate the transformations that these technologies will bring and how it will impact ICT industry in Egypt and the world.

A mission will be achieved to stimulate a national innovation-based economy through strategizing, facilitating, and promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, and the creation of intellectual property in IoT and its applications.

History

Egypt IoT Challenge, formerly known as Egypt IoT League, started in 2016 by Intel Corporation in collaboration with the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology; with only one track for startups.

The program attracted more than 1,000 participants from all over Egypt in its first edition. 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 the top investors in Egypt.

The top 6 chosen projects were then selected for acceleration and financial awards to support the development of their products and services. Two (2) of them are currently incubated in a highly-reputed incubator.

In 2017, we had more than 110 Graduation Projects, 40 Startups and 42 SMEs who applied to join the Challenge. With almost five (5) million EGP support; including technical and financial support for 50 Graduation Projects and 3 incubated Startups.

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