Funding deals signed for Egyptian ICT projects
EGYPT| May 22, 2012, 2:19 p.m.
Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) has held a conference to sign funding contracts for new projects to develop the ICT sector.
The funding was decided in the 10th round of Information Technology Academic Collaboration Initiative (ITAC) programmes.
ITIDA funds a number of projects to develop the Egyptian ICT industry. In the 10th round of the initiative, companies and research bodies submitted 44 joint research proposals. Specialised technical arbitrators, chosen by a steering and follow-up committee, were in charge of the evaluation of these proposals. After assessment, the steering committee selected the five best projects.
ITIDA CEO Yasser El Kady says the ITAC programme mainly supports cooperation and networking among research and academic organisations, as well as business.
The projects to be funded include those submitted by:
* Professor Hesham Arafat at the Faculty of Engineering-Mansoura University, with the collaboration of Cloud Niners Information System Company. This project applies a unique technology and has the patent of “smart lab consultant”, is to produce a hypothetical lab devised on Cloud-Based Virtual Labs System.
* Dr. Ahmed Hazem El-Mahdy in cooperation with VIMOV Software Development Company. The project produces a framework of software to recognise faces on mobile phones via Real-Time Facial Recognition Framework technique on Mobile Phones using embedded GPUs.
The committee has also endorsed Web of Objects (WoO) project presented by the Egyptian coalition. This coalition comprises Smart Technology Enterprise (Smartec), Cairo University and National Electronic Manufacturers Association Company (NEMA).
ITIDA is expected to sign the funding contracts of more projects soon.
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