Capacity Builder for University Undergrads

Turning students into successful entrepreneurs and enc​ouraging their endeavors​
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"Innovation & Entrepreneurship" have become a key driver of equitable economic growth, and have immense potential as a generator of employment opportunities. Therefore, developing culture and skills of entrepreneurial thinking within the communities in which we live and work has become a focus for governments and societies worldwide. One​ of the main mandates of Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the ICT sector in Egypt.

Among many strategic initiatives that have been developed to contribute to this promotion come the capacity building programs. Capacity building programs are directed to students to provide the necessary education and training in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship that the current education system lacks. Building on global studies' recommendations to embed entrepreneurship education early at university stage, while expanding the government support for innovation and entrepreneurship, TIEC has taken the initiative to launch an ambitious program under the name of InnovEgypt with the aim of providing widespread education and training in the area of innovation, and entrepreneurship. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Why InnovEgypt

Why "Innovation & Entrepreneurship" Education is Important?

Helping students to develop entrepreneurial capabilities that can be applied in a range of contexts.
Encouraging students to consider new venture creation and self-employment as valid graduate career options.
Helping students to develop awareness of intellectual assets and enhance their capacity to manage and exploit them.
Providing valuable employees for local companies.
Building the community network.
Regional economic growth.

What is InnovEgypt program?

InnovEgypt Program is a training program in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship directed to university students in ICT specializations who are aspiring to be future innovators and entrepreneurs, either through establishing their own innovative start-ups or through manifesting skills that are highly required by local and multinational companies.

Program overview


InnovEgypt is a program that consists of 3 Main modules:

1. Innovation & Technology Management Module [2 Days]: This module is considered as the base on which the whole program is built upon. It gives the students a clear understanding of innovation, types, means, importance, sources, models, and how to switch thinking and business direction in to an innovative one. Plus supporting the students with the most important methods, means, tools, real life examples that will help them through the way. Then, linking innovation with new ICT technologies and how to discover, predict, and use new modern technology to create innovative ideas.
2. Ideation Module [2 Days]: Egypt Ideation is the first of its kind in Egypt, where student will learn how to generate ideas and to create innovative solutions to some of the greatest problems in Egypt and the world! During the module the student will learn how to become a great innovator and we will give you an important task to solve. As the world needs innovators and entrepreneurs who can create solutions for today's problems.
3. Entrepreneurship 101 Module [2 Days]: This module covers the basic concepts of entrepreneurship and provides detailed training on the essential tools required by potential entrepreneurs to start up their new small businesses and inspire students to become a successful great entrepreneur. It also developing entrepreneurial skills that are highly required by local and multinational companies. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
General Objective

InnovEgypt program aims at creating an Egyptian base of qualified calibers of potential innovators and entrepreneurs by providing widespread training in innovation and technology management and in entrepreneurship for undergraduates based on best practices and lessons learned. The main objectives of the program are fourfold:

1 Introducing the basic knowledge of innovation and technology management.
2 Enabling students to generate innovative ideas addressing real challenges using structured brainstorming techniques.
3Learning about Innovation protection through intellectual property (IP) rights and its related topics as copyrights, patents, trademarks, and IP exchange.
4Developing entrepreneurial skills through introducing the basic concepts of entrepreneurship and applying interactive learning for using essential tools required to start up new businesses.​​
Who Can Apply

InnovEgypt program targets university students in any ICT specialization who are finished their 2nd academic year at least.
Eligible students should meet the following criteria:

1 Student of: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Science - Computer Section, Engineering Institutes, Faculty of Applied Arts and Faculty of Commerce.
2 Students who are finished their 2nd academic year at least. Priority will be given to students who will carry out their graduation project in the current academic year.
3Active participation in student organization inside university and/or volunteering and social activities outside university.
4Leadership skills and the ability to work within a team
5Interest to be a technology entrepreneur.
6Good command of English language.
7Participants must commit to attend the entire camp program (6 days – from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm).

Important note: you will be asked to submit an a copy of your ID and an official document proving your academic situation. Before start registration, please scan or photo by your mobile any of the following university official document: currently university ID, last semester result, academic statement ... etc.).
Without this step you will not be able to complete your registration.​

How to Apply as A Student

Students who are eligible to register will go through the following process:

1Please register in EgyptInnovate platform via the following link:Registration
2The best 75 students from each university will be selected to attend the program.​
3You will be contacted through your email to confirm your acceptance.
4Confirm your acceptance using the link provided in the email. Please do not confirm unless you are sure and intend to participate because we need an actual count of real attendees.
5Final list for each venue will be announced on the event page on our Facebook page.
6Please be on time! We will start at 09:00 am. So please come at least 30 minutes early to getting registered and get your materials.
7You may asked to submit an official academic document, proving your academic year and grade, to the TIEC's representative.

(You will be informed with more details through email or our Facebook page).
The program will be initially implemented in fourteen places according to the following time table:


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InnovEgypt Graduates