CiviConnectors: Supporting the CivicTech ecosystem in Egypt

CiviConnectors is creating a support infrastructure for innovative ideas in the Egyptian CivicTech sector.

The CiviConnectors program is building a support infrastructure for innovative ideas in the Egyptian CivicTech sector. The goal is to improve quality of life and access to public interest services through citizen-oriented innovative solutions, contributing to sustainable development.

The first component is to build a collaborative network of stakeholders across all levels in the tech ecosystem that encompasses startups, technology experts, academics, corporate professionals and public sector representatives that are committed to improving the quality of life for Egyptian citizens.  

The second component is to provide direct financial support, training, mentoring, and market access to tech-enabled startups to develop citizen-centric solutions that can enhance the engagement of Egyptian citizens with digital public services and create a seamless experience. 

The program comprises two stages:

  • Stage 1: Idea competition
    15 teams of growing startups, business founders, and innovators will be selected from the received applications to participate in a nationwide idea competition. The Idea Competition is a one-day event planned to take place in Cairo. To perfect their presentations, the selected teams will attend a virtual bootcamp planned that comprises a pitching session along with a virtual open discussion with industry experts about the opportunities for development and the latest trends in health tech.
  • Stage 2: Six-month incubator
    Through the idea competition, 6 teams will be selected to join a 6-month incubator where each business founder will receive direct financial support of EUR 600 per month, along with dedicated mentoring, a comprehensive training program, and access to fixed workstations in the enpact hub in Zamalek over the course of the program.

Key stats

  • Duration

    1.8.2023 to 1.9.2024

  • Supporting

    12 teams of innovators and tech startups in Transportation, Urban Development and Healthcare

  • 600 Euros/month

    direct financial support


Empowering tech-enabled startups to develop digital solutions that can improve quality of life and enhance access to public interest services through citizen-oriented innovative solutions, contributing to sustainable development.

  • Location


  • Targeted SDGs

Program objectives

Digital inclusion

CiviConnectors operates on the principle of Leaving No One Behind, which strives to ensure  that no one is excluded from utilizing technology in everyday life. We aim to create a holistic infrastructure that sustainably supports the network members, the program participants, and – by extension – the citizens.


CiviConnectors fosters an open and seamless exchange of knowledge and experience. By adopting a citizen-centric approach, CiviConnectors network members openly address public service challenges and support the program participants in developing relative, inclusive, and accessible solutions.


CiviConnectors focuses on knowledge sharing and providing support. Through networking events, members of the CiviConnectors network can come together to exchange and explore areas for collaboration and partnerships.

Startups support

CiviConnectors stands for empowering startups to create societal and economic impact. This is achieved with direct support for up to 12 teams as well as opportunities to take part in further support initiatives geared towards nationwide growth.

Digital innovation for social impact

To advance digital citizen-centric solutions, the CiviConnectors network is the platform where organizations and professionals can collaborate in shaping the future of public administration and citizen management services in Egypt.

The goal is to ensure a timely, cost-efficient, accessible, and inclusive digital transformation for people living in Egypt regardless of background, education, or level of digital literacy.

Get to know the CiviConnectors Tracks!

In transport, urban development, and healthcare, we are building the CiviConnectors network, as part of the enpact community. The network serves as an active exchange platform to bridge gaps between knowledge and action by bringing together industry expertise and innovation endeavors to develop challenge-based, innovative solutions that can contribute to the development of the CivicTech sector in Egypt.

Transportation and Urban Planning Track

Six teams of innovators and tech-focused startups are currently part of the CiviConnectors incubator. Find out more about their work!

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Healthcare Technology and Wellness Track

The second track of CiviConnectors is to support digital citizen-centric solutions that can create seamless and inclusive experiences in Egypt’s healthcare.

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Network and community for digital innovation

Opening doors to developing citizen-centric solutions, the CiviConnectors network is for individuals and organizations committed to improving the quality of life.


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The program was developed and is being implemented by the nonprofit organization enpact. It is supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Egypt, within the framework of the Supporting e-Government and Innovation in the Public Administration (InnoPA) project, on behalf of the German Government.   

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