The headquarters of the ITIDA (IT Industry Development Agency)- press photo
CAIRO - 19 January 2022: The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) has announced a new call for applications for the Graduation Projects Support Program, one of the Information Technology Academia Collaboration (ITAC) programs, aiming to support university students and encourage innovation.
The program targets senior year students enrolled in faculties of engineering, computer science, and information systems in Egyptian universities and institutes. Students are to apply their graduation projects in the fields of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at a date no later than the 15th of February, 2022.
Admitted graduation projects will be receiving funding amounting to EGP10k per project after being evaluated by a group of experts.
ITAC programs comprise 3 different programs targeting researchers and companies, and 2 programs targeting university students, including the aforementioned graduation projects support program. The program avails funds to university students’ graduation projects, enabling them to better innovate and develop products based on research and industrial developments.
The program also opens the room for the ICT companies to propose research areas to integrate them to market and industry needs. The program has previously offered support to a number of 1230 projects across 33 universities in Egypt.
The ITAC initiative aims to boost the Egyptian ICT Industry by fostering collaboration between industry and academia, to develop innovative products based on research, thus positioning the Egyptian ICT companies at the forefront of the ICT market, locally and globally.
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