Info Know-how Trade Improvement Company (ITIDA) Joins Forces with Plug and Play to Launch an Innovation Hub in Egypt

CAIRO, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — International innovation platform, Plug and Play, is partnering with The Egyptian Info Know-how Trade Improvement Company (ITIDA), to launch an Open Innovation Hub in Cairo. The purpose is to ascertain a strategic partnership to spice up Egypt’s entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem.

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Plug and Play Egypt is scheduled to launch in November 2021 and may have an preliminary deal with Digital Transformation in Fintech, Insurtech, Power, IoT, Mobility, Healthcare, and Sustainability amongst different industries.

Via this partnership, Plug and Play Egypt will run two Acceleration and two Incubation packages yearly the place a whole lot of startups shall be evaluated and essentially the most promising firms shall be chosen by the company companions to affix every batch. Our platform in Egypt will supply enterprise improvement, mentorship, Investments and networking alternatives for startups, buyers, and related {industry} companies.

A signing ceremony held between ITIDA CEO Amr Mahfouz and Plug and Play CEO and Founder Saeed Amidi was witnessed by the Minister of Communications and Info Know-how Amr Talaat.

Following the signing ceremony, the ICT Minister Amr Talaat pressured that the Ministry of Communications and Info Know-how (MCIT) is eager to advertise entrepreneurship and foster tech- and innovation-driven tasks.

Talaat added that the settlement would reinforce MCIT efforts in advancing entrepreneurship by way of partnering with one of many main firms specializing in startup incubation and acceleration. As well as, he mentioned that MCIT is establishing Creativa Innovation Hubs nationwide to advertise entrepreneurship and empower college college students and entrepreneurs by way of creating their innovation abilities and supporting their ICT tasks.

ITIDA CEO emphasised that Plug and Play is among the world’s leaders in managing innovation hubs. He added that the Firm’s presence in Egypt would add worth to the startup ecosystem, thus positively reflecting on regional and worldwide stories. He additionally clarified that Egypt’s international standing and rating are anticipated to be greater this 12 months due to the growth within the entrepreneurship scene and the surge of investments in Egyptian startups year-over-year, which is attributed to the federal government’s funding in establishing Creativa Innovation Hubs to equip younger individuals with expertise innovation and freelancing abilities and foster expertise startups.

In line with Saeed Amidi, Plug and Play’s Founder and CEO, “We’re enthusiastic about launching our workplace in Egypt. We want to thank the Minister of Communications and Info Know-how for his help on this journey as we’re trying ahead to incubating and accelerating Egyptian startups.”

In line with Sobhan Khani, Plug and Play’s Vice President, “The projection is that Egypt’s financial system shall be one of many prime 10 economies on the planet by 2030. The expertise and entrepreneurial tradition in Egypt make this an unimaginable alternative for us to ascertain this workplace with the assistance of ITIDA. We’re extraordinarily enthusiastic about this launch.”

About Plug and Play

Plug and Play is the main innovation platform, connecting startups, companies, enterprise capital corporations, universities, and authorities businesses. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we’re current in 35+ areas throughout 5 continents. We provide company innovation packages and assist our company companions in each stage of their innovation journey, from schooling to execution. We additionally manage startup acceleration packages and have constructed an in-house VC to drive innovation throughout a number of industries the place we have invested in a whole lot of profitable firms together with Dropbox, Guardant Well being, Honey, Lending Membership, N26, PayPal, and Rappi. For extra info, go to


The Info Know-how Trade Improvement Company (ITIDA) is the chief arm of the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Info Know-how for spearheading the event of IT in Egypt.

ITIDA is Egypt’s engine for spreading expertise, driving innovation, and supporting international buyers in search of to boost their international providing from Egypt, the worldwide hub for IT/ITES and expertise innovation. ITIDA was based in 2004 with the mission to construct and champion a world-class IT {industry} that can play an more and more essential position in Egypt’s financial development.



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