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    During EED 2018, ICT Minister Announces Providing NTL Courses to Specialized Faculties First Years Students

    Cairo, 17 September 2018

    The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has announced providing Next Technology Leaders (NTL) courses for students of first years in faculties specialized in computer and information sciences, communications and electronics; since admission was offered only to senior students.

    The announcement was made during the 17th Egyptian Engineering Day (EED), organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Young Professionals (IEEE YP Egypt), in cooperation with the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), over two days at al-Azhar Conference Center (ACC). EED is a forum annually organized for Egyptís students and engineers along with representatives of industry, government and private sector. During EED 2018, technologies of Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and data science were highlighted.

    Talaat presented awards to the winners of the EED and "Made in Egypt" competitions during the closing ceremony of the event, in the presence of IEEE Egypt Section Chair Samir Shaheen. The projects competed in providing technological innovations that contribute to improving engineering and manufacturing in Egypt and the Middle East in software fields (software, medical engineering, embedded systems), communications and electronics, power and electricity, robot design, mechanical, industrial, structural and architectural engineering.

    In addition, Talaat toured the engineering projects exhibition, held on the sidelines of the event. He hailed the projects of the young people for their creative thinking and their full realization of the challenges facing society and the possibility of solving them using ICTs. In this context, he highlighted the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) full support for the technological innovation projects.

    The ICT Minister also inspected a number of projects that involved technological innovations in a number of areas, including the smart factory project, which monitors and controls the manufacturing processes at factories in smart methods, smart water consumption meter, robots designed for dealing with dangerous places and mines, CNC Laser Cutter, automatic submarines and technological applications on mobile phones to help the deaf and dumb to communicate with others. In this context, Talaat referred to MCIT initiatives to develop assistive technologies that help build the capacity of People with Disabilities (PwDs) and help them to participate effectively in society.

    The Minister called on young people to continue to work on developing their capabilities, developing their technological innovations and benefiting from the programs offered by the Ministry through the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC). He pointed out to the cooperation with the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation via Fekretak Sherketak (your idea is your enterprise) initiative to support young ICT innovators and stimulate investment in startups.

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