On Sunday the 30th of September we conducted the DigitalAG4Egypt Awards Ceremony, where 10 finalists presented innovative ICT solutions aimed at raising agricultural efficiency in Egypt.
The event was hosted at Nile University in Cairo, and was inaugurated by H.E Dr. Ezzaldin Abusteit, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation in Egypt, Mr. Julian Lampietti, Practice Manager of the Agriculture and Food GP, Mrs. Lobna Helal, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank in Egypt and Dr. Tarek Khalil, President of Nile University.
Prizes were presented to five winning teams: Three teams were awarded 90,000 LE in seed funding and incubation (worth 60,000 LE in kind services) from NilePreneurs, and two were granted an acceleration placement at TIEC.
The winning teams are:
Farah and Omar Emara
The team was delighted to note that through this competition we were able to receive more than 100 quality solutions, attracting applicants from 21 (out of 27) Governorates in Egypt. We were also pleased to see that 70% of the solutions were incubation-ready, and were offered by newly formed teams.
Echoing on the transformational momentum that is ongoing in Egypt, H.E Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, commended the significant role of the World Bank in supporting Egypt's efforts in the economic and social reform program. Impressed with the results, the Minister has asked the World Bank to accompany him on the journey of propelling the agri-food sector into the digital age.
- Location Cairo, Nile University
- Date Sep 30, 2018