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Hack the Virus: A call for innovators to hack the spread of the coronavirus in Egypt
Hack the Virus: A call for innovators to hack the spread of the coronavirus in Egypt

Hack the virus! This online competition encourages initiatives which fight against the emerging COVID-19 virus, also called coronavirus.

UNTIL Egypt partnered with other United Nations organizations like ITU, UNDP, UNESCO and UNICEF as well as the Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), Dell Technologies and Novartis.

Egyptian students, innovators, entrepreneurs and startups can take part in the digital innovation competition to develop solutions and applications that hack the spread of coronavirus in Egypt.

The competition aims at accelerating students and startups innovations and supports their proposed solutions using emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, cloud computing, data science, and analysis, or what is abbreviated as ABCD Technologies.

Participants will be supported in coming up with real-life solutions that can help contain the crisis facing the globe and especially Egypt.

The competition will have 2 tracks (Idea and MVP tracks), focusing on 2 main pillars of the issue:
1. Isolation wellbeing and stopping virus spread.
2. Citizen – healthcare services.

Please visit the website www.hackthevirus.eg to know more about the suggested areas that can be tackled.

Competition timeline

  • Submission opened from the 12 – 24 April 2020
  • Mentoring for the finalists: 25 – 28 April 2020
  • Final Pitching Day: 29 April 2020
  • Winners Announcement: 30 April 2020
     

Awards and program offerings

With this initiative, we declare that each and every one of us has a Social Responsibility and can make a change. So through this project, we want you to innovate and come up with ideas to have an impact and fight this global pandemic.

For further rewards, there will be offerings a total of 300,000 EGP as cash prizes and fund to the winning ideas and projects alongside with direct enrollment to TIEC Acceleration Program, access to FabLab facilities, consultation and mentorship.

Apply now on www.hackthevirus.eg!

Event Date

To

Secretary General

"The advances of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including those brought on by a combination of computing power, robotics, big data and artificial intelligence, are generating revolutions in health care, transport and manufacturing.  
I am convinced that these new capacities can help us to lift millions of people out of poverty, achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and enable developing countries to leap‑frog into a better future."

23 March 2018, New York