Innovative water sustainability solutions by young entrepreneurs pushing forward Egypt's manufacturing sector
The Manufacturing Advancement & Development in Egypt program (MADE) is a pre-incubation and incubation program, designed to equip university students and fresh graduates with resources to transform their ideas within the manufacturing sector into marketable solutions.
MADE offers tailored content of training, mentoring, and technical support resources for the participants to prototype their ideas across three stages:
Stage 1: Ideation
A nationwide idea competition, in which +20 teams will be selected to join and receive training and resources to facilitate rapid ideation.
Stage 2: Pre-incubation
Through the idea competition, eight teams will be selected to receive three months of training, access to workstation and comprehensive support to conceptualize and prototype the idea.
Stage 3: Incubation
Following the pre-incubation demo day, three teams will gain access to six months of dedicated mentoring, tailored training, global network and resources to develop a minimum viable product (MVP).
+20 Ideas for 1 Challenge
A nationwide call for ideas opened to solve challenges in water sustainability. +20 ideas were selected to receive pitch training and join the idea competition. The challenges are identified by experts and stakeholders in Egypt’s manufacturing sector.
Water availability and usage efficiency – Develop systems that can secure water availability and increase water usage efficiency in an innovative, affordable, and sustainable way.
Download this document to learn more details about the challenge and eligibility criteria.
Who can apply?
We’re on the lookout for teams of university students and recent graduates who are
- of two to three members
- women-led or gender-balanced
- enrolled at or graduated from an Egyptian or internationally recognized university
- passionate about technical sciences, business administration, and sustainability
In order to qualify for the program’s initial phase (ideation), the teams must conceptualize an idea for a viable solution for the aforementioned water sustainability challenge that
- has innovative or disruptive characteristics that do not currently exist in the market, and
- has the potential to be prototyped, scaled up and marketed commercially, and
- can be applied within the manufacturing sector in Egypt
Ideas that are women-led and create sustainable social, economic and/or ecological impact are given priority in the selection process.
In order to be selected for the pre-incubation phase, individuals must fulfill all the eligibility criteria listed above. They should also:
- Legally reside in Egypt (including permission to gainful employment),
- Have an entrepreneurial mindset, and
- Be available to commit to developing and commercializing their solution
Download this document for more details about the criteria and competition challenges.
You can also register here for MADE’s info session, happening online on 16 February 2023 at 7:00 PM (Cairo time). We will answer your questions and share all details about the program’s application process, phases and benefits.
If you have already submitted an application, please keep an eye out on your e-mail in the first week of March for updates regarding your application status.
You can also register here for MADE’s info session to learn more about the program’s phases and benefits and to support you with your application process.
If you have questions regarding your applications, please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this is the only official channel of communication to receive timely application support.