That is also in line with the strong emphasis of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on establishing an integrated environment encouraging the entrepreneurship system through the establishment of new technological areas in different governorates and through many programs and services for university students and youth in general throughout Egypt. Hence, The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) of Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA); one of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) affiliates has announced the launch of the Ideation Marathon.
The aim of the Ideation Marathon is mainly to motivate young people to innovate and to enable them to acquire the knowledge and tools needed to foster the development of innovative skills and original ideas using technology in order to provide solutions to society pressing challenges using the principles and methodologies of creative thinking. This Ideation Marathon also helps grow innovative ideas into startups as a basis for creating a generation of entrepreneurs and change makers. This is achieved through interactive workshops in a competitive and inspiring environment for young people and through collective action to develop possible solutions.
Ideation Marathon is the first of its kind in Egypt, where a group of creative thinking camps are held in different regions throughout Egypt to train young people on how to generate ideas and create innovative solutions to real societal challenges in Egypt and the world. This is achieved through the following:
Ideation Marathon will be held in three regions according to the below schedule:
Participation is open to all governorates. The training and competition events are held in the following places: