Hayiy Announces the 100 Winning Ideas of Its Competition
Hayiy announced today the 100 winning ideas of phase one after more than three months of ideas presentations, evaluation and judging. The top 100 ideas were selected from a pool of 400 ideas that reflected the contribution of 21 Egyptian governorates.
The top 100 ideas represented mobile and web applications tackling many problems in different fields such as health and traffic, or applications that would enhance the performance of other fields like education, architecture and tourism. The top 100 ideas came out from only 15 governorates out of the 21 that shared in this competition. Cairo is the first ranked governorate with around 34% of the top 100 ideas. While around 49% of the winning ideas came from Giza, Dakahlia, Sharkia, Assiut, Port Said, Alexandria and Gharbia.
The top 100 ideas will move to the second phase of the competition. The second phase will take place from September till December 2012. In this phase winning companies or individuals will be supported with the tools that would help them develop prototypes for their ideas, as well as the business plans associated with these ideas. At this point, if any of the winning teams needs a workplace, it will be allocated a workplace that is the closest to the place of their residence. At the end of phase two, an evaluation will be carried out to evaluate the 100 prototypes and the business plans developed and the best 10 will proceed to the third phase.
The third phase will be from January to September 2013. During this phase the ten winning ideas will be trained on different aspects such as digital marketing, content management and innovation management. Moreover, each team will be supported with sixty thousand Egyptian pounds over nine months based on the progress achieved by the idea regarding dissemination and the level of customer usage in addition to developing and updating the content and services.
Hayiy’s competition fulfills one of TIEC’s main objectives which is encouraging innovation and supporting innovators. The competition aims primarily at, employing information technology to develop the economy and this is through the promotion as well as the development of Arabic applications on the Internet and mobile phones by young people and SMEs. The competition started on March 2012 and expected to end on December 2012.