ITIDA and Dell Technologies Launch Online Innovation Competition to Hack Coronavirus in Egypt

12 April 2020

ITIDA's Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) in collaboration with Dell Technologies, announced an online innovation competition for Egyptian Students & Startups to develop solutions and applications that hack the spread of coronavirus in Egypt.

Realizing the potential in the innovators’ population in Egypt, the competition aims at accelerating students & startups innovations and supports their proposed solutions using emerging technologies, such as AI, blockchain, cloud computing, data science, and analysis, or what is abbreviated as ABCD Technologies.

The hackathon will enable the participants to come up with applicable solutions in Egypt that can help contain the crisis facing the globe with a focus on Egypt. The competition features 2 tracks; Idea & Product Tracks, focusing on 2 main pillars of the issue:

  1. Isolation wellbeing and stopping virus spread.
  2. Citizen - healthcare services.

The winning projects and ideas will receive cash prizes of total EGP 135,000, as well as access to TIEC acceleration programs, access to FabLab facilities, consultation services and mentoring. Submission for the competition is open till April 21st. The winners will be announced on April 30.

To apply, kindly click here.