​Ideation Marathon

The aim of the Ideation Marathon is 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.​​​
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OVERVIEW
 

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.​​​

What is Ideation Marathon?
 

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:

 
Interactive workshops where you learn how to think creatively by using the principles and methodologies of creative thinking in the development of innovative solutions to challenges through collective action. These workshops also provide young people with an opportunity to learn about project development skills, how to start companies and how to build strong networks of innovators.
 
Boot Camp for distinguished teams shortlisted from all workshops with a group of mentors to help accelerate the development of projects. Another round of shortlisting will follow in each of the three regions (New Assiut - Borg El Arab - Smart Village).
 
Final selection of winners for awarding. ​
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Awards
Timetable
 

Ideation Marathon will be held in three regions according to the below schedule:

1 Cairo (Smart Village)
2 New Assiut (Technology Zone)
3Alexandria - Borg El Arab (Technology Zone) ​
 
Important Notes
 
1 Each camp is held for three days (Thursday - Friday - Saturday) from 9 am to 6 pm.
2 Transportation to and from the training venues are provided in addition to meals and drinks.
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Ideation Stages
 
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Who can participate ?
 
 
Public and private university students from disciplines related to information technology and business management.
 
University graduates from disciplines and professions related to information technology and business management. Age limit is up to 40 years. ​​
Geographic Scope
 

Participation is open to all governorates. The training and competition events are held in the following places:

 
Cairo (Smart Village)
 
New Assiut (Technology Zone)
 
Alexandria - Borg El Arab (Technology Zone) ​
Criteria for selecting winners
 
 
The degree of innovativeness and novelty.
 
Market Potential.
 
Impact at the local/ national/ global level.
 
Team Performance.
Join us now at Ideation Marathon. Discover, learn, connect and compete with other young innovators from all over Egypt. ​​
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