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    Egypt IoT Challenge Opening Ceremony Holds in BA

    Date published: 13 July 2017
    Egypt IoT Challenge Opening Ceremony will be organized on July 13, at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA). Egypt IoT Challenge 2017 theme is focused on Smart Logistics and Smart Cities.
    The Challenge is a nationwide program for senior university students, startups, small and medium businesses that have innovative ideas in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) and related fields such as: connected/smart solutions (smart home, smart city, smart logistics, smart utilities, smart energy, connected cars, wearables, where the whole ecosystem is engaged to leverage Egypt’s digital economic growth.
    Egypt IoT Challenge main partners are the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), and the Academy for Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), in addition to 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 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 registration starts on July 13 and extends till August 15, while announcing the accepted projects/participants for all tracks will be on August 25. The training will start on September 9 and ends on September 30 and the Demo Day for all tracks is on November 15, while the International IoT Conference Closing and Awards Ceremony will be on December 14-16. The closing for graduation projects track will be on 7 July 2018.
    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), affiliated to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT). The program attracted more than 1,000 participants from all over 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 the 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 incubated in a highly-reputed incubator.

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