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Electronic Design Automation Support (EDAS) Program
 

Overview

The Electronic Design Automation Support (EDAS) program subsidizes availing EDA tools for startup, micro, small, and medium companies working in designing and producing PCBs and ICs as per the following criteria:

  • The program duration is 3 years starting from 2015 till 2018.
  • TIEC and the beneficiary company share the tool cost whereas the max subsidy paid by TIEC and its max subsidy percentage depend on the company categorization; whether startup, micro, small, or medium.
  • TIEC pays its cost share directly to the EDA tools vendors or their representatives after receiving the payment claim in its name from the vendor and after receiving the payment receipt depicting the company’s payment of its cost share dated after its acceptance in the program.
  • Beneficiary companies are determined through public competitive calls announced every two months where a specialized committee evaluates the applications and announces those accepted and those refused.
  • EDA tools vendors will be selected based upon: being reputable and internationally known in the field, at least three local companies request their tools, and their acceptance of participation in the program with preferably large discounts on their price list.
  • The subsidy return is evaluated annually and TIEC has the right to cancel remaining subsidy amounts and/or to exclude the beneficiary company from any ITIDA program if the target return has not been achieved.
  • Transfer/trading/using the tools out of the EDAS program scope is prohibited.

Description

Applying Terms
  • Local company working in designing Printed Circuits Boards (PCBs) and Integrated Circuits (ICs).
  • Company registered in ITIDA database.
  • All companies approved in previous rounds are not eligible to apply in this new round.
Subsidy Amounts

Company Categorization Max Subsidy Percentage Max Subsidy During Program Duration (EGP)
Start up
(age not more than 5 years and number of employees < 10)
95% 375,000
Micro
(number of employees < 10)
80% 1000,000
Small
(number of employees < 50)
65% 2000,000
Medium
(number of employees < 250)
50% 3000,000

Subsidy Return
  • Startup: Investment or service agreements that total to the subsidy amount, or a cooperation and partnership agreement with a leading entity, within a year of any subsidy reception.
  • Micro, Small, and Medium: Revenue increases by 150% of any subsidy received for micro, 200% for small, and 250% for medium, by the end of the fiscal year completed after one year from receiving any subsidy amount.
  • TIEC has the right to cancel remaining subsidy amounts and/or to exclude the beneficiary company from any ITIDA program if the target return has not been achieved.
  • To examine the tool utilization and subsidy return during the program, the evaluation committee may visit the beneficiary company and/or the beneficiary company may be invited to present in TIEC.

Tool Vendor List

In alphabetical order:

  1. Cadence
  2. MathWorks
  3. Mentor Graphics
  4. Synopsys

Any tool vendor has the right to accept or reject any purchase request as per its regulations.


Purchase Steps

Party Step
TIEC 1. Notify each Tool Vendor with the list of beneficiary companies for each EDAS call.
Beneficiary Company 2. Receive price quotation from Tool Vendor for the needed tools and deliver it to TIEC with the purchase request.
TIEC 3. Provide purchase-acceptance letter stating the cost it will pay to complete the purchase, for the letter to be attached to the purchase request delivered by Beneficiary Company to Tool Vendor.
Beneficiary Company 4. Submit TIEC's purchase-acceptance letter to Tool Vendor.
5. Fulfill payment of its share to some Tool Vendors, otherwise fulfill payment to TIEC.
Tool Vendor 6. Some Tool Vendors accept partial payment from Beneficiary Company and issue the corresponding payment receipt.
7. Issue the payment claim to TIEC in the amount stated in TIEC’s purchase-acceptance letter.
TIEC 8. Receive the Beneficiary Company’s payment receipt for some Tool Vendors.
9. Fulfill the payment claim delivered by Tool Vendor in the amount stated in TIEC’s purchase-acceptance letter.
Tool Vendor 10. Issue the tool license to Beneficiary Company once the full payment requested is fulfilled.
Beneficiary Company 11. Confirm to TIEC that license has been received from the Tool Vendor.

Submission for Round 3

  1. Download the application template, the data integrity declaration, and the employee number declaration.
  2. Fill all needed data and avail all needed documents.
  3. Append all in one zip file.
  4. Login in using your company account information (if you do not have an account, create a new one).
  5. Upload the zip file.
  6. Print and keep the successful upload message.
Note:

The application submission deadline is Friday, December 30, 2016.
All companies approved in previous rounds are not eligible to apply in this new round.
For any inquiry please contact relwani@tiec.gov.eg


1st Round April,2015

List of Accepted Companies
Number Company Size Website Contacts
1 Alfa Electronics Medium http://www.alfaelectronics.org 01203363669
2 AvidBeam Startup http://www.avidbeam.com/ 01222392188
3 Si-Ware Systems Medium http://www.si-ware.com/ 01222109672
4 Mipex LLC Small http://www.mipex.net 01009936633
5 Mems-Vision Micro https://www.mems-vision.com/ 01003608716
6 Silicon Vision Small http://www.si-vision.com/ 01066630444

2nd Round August 2015

List of Accepted Companies
Number Company Size Website Contacts
1 BoostValley Startup http://www.boostvalley.com/ 01022242135
2 Scenario-Consultants Micro http://www.scenario-consultants.com/ 01002769922
3 Wasiela Small http://www.wasiela.com/ 01003608716

Note: The contracting is subjected to completing the required documents.
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