Ericsson announces the big winner of its “Together Apart” hackathon
Under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), and in collaboration with the Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC ) announces the five team winners and the overall winner of the “Together Apart” hackathon.
The big winner of the “Together Apart” hackathon is the Nabtah team. Nabtah is a solution that follows an inevitable course, where the inclusion of artificial intelligence becomes the high caliber of modern intelligent agricultural systems. Its main objective is to maximize farmland productivity with the least effort and highest efficiency, which in turn delivers high quality crops to consumers.
The winning teams in order are Team Nabtah in first place, Team Your Passion in second place, Team Poseidon in third place, Team Mastoura in fourth place, and Team SANAD in fifth place. The five winning teams provided unique solutions in line with the Egyptian Vision 2030 addressing key topics such as health, environmental sustainability and education. The thematic hackathon aims to identify innovative solutions using technology, connectivity and 5G to create tomorrow’s solutions from today’s challenges.
The five winning teams will receive the support necessary to qualify them for the business incubator and TIEC’s pre-incubation and acceleration programs. The Nabtah team will travel to Ericsson’s headquarters in Sweden to present the team’s solution and interact with the entrepreneurial community.
Amr Mahfouz, Managing Director of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) said: “Congratulations to all the teams. We are committed to promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in the field of information technology in order to stimulate the growth of the sector, support sustainable national development and position Egypt as a regional center of technology and innovation. entrepreneurship. The solutions proposed by the participants relate to very vital needs of our society. We’ll help winning teams scale their solutions with our expert mentorship and coaching to help turn their ideas into commercially viable products and services.
“The Egyptian entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem continues to grow exponentially as the volume of investments in local startups has increased from $190 million in 2020 to $491 million in 2021. Thus, we have detailed a comprehensive strategy of five years in cooperation with Deloitte, to continue supporting the capacities of the ecosystem to access foreign markets, to attract funding and more venture capital, and to ensure better access to the talents who receive a high priority in our program added the CEO of ITIDA.
Eva Andren, Ericsson Egypt Country Manager, says, “The Together Apart Hackathon drives innovation to get the most out of technology. Strengthening our collaboration with ITIDA, the hackathon is a way to demonstrate the ability of innovation to achieve the Egyptian Vision 2030. The innovative ideas that have emerged are a source of pride for us and for the nation. We congratulate the winners and look forward to seeing the ideas come to fruition. »
The winning solutions are:
First place: Team Nabtah
Members: Sara El-Shatby, Noha Mohammad, Rohanda Hamed, Omar Safwat
Solution quote: Nabtah is a solution that follows an inevitable course, where the inclusion of artificial intelligence becomes the high caliber of modern intelligent agricultural systems. Its main objective is to maximize farmland productivity with the least effort and highest efficiency, which in turn delivers high quality crops to consumers. Nabtah implements a formula by identifying harmful weeds and pests through images, then determines their rate of spread, range, and provides a connection between farm owners and solution providers, realizing a community where Nabtah can alert landowners to the presence of infection in adjacent land, so that they can take the necessary safety measures. »
Second place: Team up with your passion
Members: Sandra Ehab, Andrew Ramzy, Mariam Abobasha, Gehad Ahmed
Solution quote: “Our idea aims to share a better future for the younger generation by helping them find their passion, helping them develop their skills and introducing them to jobs of the future to land the jobs they really love to build the life they want. ‘they deserve. Our platform integrates various technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality and 5G technology. »
Third place: Team Poseidon
Members: Youssof Kandil, Zahra Saadawy, Farah Yousef, Omar Azzam
Solution quote: “Poseidon will lead Egypt and the world to cleaner water. Poseidon is an automated clean-energy boat that will turn a dream into reality. Poseidon’s main objective is to cross the Nile and clear it of floating and submerged waste. This is done using state-of-the-art technology and integrating the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. Poseidon is the friendly doctor of water and he will lead the Nile into the future we all want to see.
Fourth place: Team Mastoura
Members: Bassam Ramadan, Marwan Zaghloul, Mohamed Abdelwahab, Mohamed Ramadan, Mohammad Othman
Solution quote: “Mastoura is a personal financial management application that makes the decision for you and plans your finances. Understanding how and when to spend your money depends on your in-app payments. The app is an integration of artificial intelligence and digitization of financial operations. Our app is the key to a healthier financial life. So with Mastoura it’s always enough.
Fifth place: Team SANAD
Members: Ahmed Arnous, Abdullah Omar, Sherif Eldeep
Solution quote: “SANAD is an innovative solution that enables visually impaired people to expand their understanding of the world by providing a personalized sound experience powered by artificial intelligence. It allows instant environmental analysis of face, color, currency and text recognition. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the visually impaired, especially in developing countries, and to break down the boundaries between sighted and visually impaired people, helping them to practice their daily activities individually, which aligns with Egypt Vision 2030.”