Manufacturing Advancement and Development in Egypt (MADE): Cohort 1 - Energy Track

Innovative energy solutions by young entrepreneurs pushing the manufacturing sector forward

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 2 Challenges

A nationwide call for ideas is now open to solve the following two challenges. +20 ideas will be selected to receive pitch training and join the idea competition. The challenges are identified by experts and stakeholders in Egypt’s manufacturing sector.

1) Management and Operation of Renewable Energy Systems – Innovate in manufacturing local and affordable products and/or services that are required for the maintenance and operation of renewable energy systems.

2) Energy Efficiency Management Systems – Develop energy efficiency management systems (hardware/software) to optimize the consumption of energy in industrial companies.


Why Apply?

Take your first step towards turning your idea into a viable business with the MADE Incubator! This is your chance to jumpstart your entrepreneurship career and take part in driving growth across Egypt’s Manufacturing Sector.

So what’s in it for you?

Nationwide competition

Be part of a cohort of +20 teams joining a nationwide idea competition

Pitch training and resources

Receive the extra help you need to get the most out of your pitching.

Global network

Access a global network of entrepreneurs, mentors and ecosystem experts.

Pitch opportunity

Pitch your idea for a chance to win a spot in a three-month pre-incubator to further develop your solution.

If you are one of eight teams selected to join the pre-incubator, you gain access to:

  • Training program

    Three-month training program to validate your solution and develop a prototype for implementation.

  • Workplaces

    Access to physical workstations and maker spaces across Egypt.

  • Incubator pitch

    The chance to pitch in front of a jury panel of ecosystem and industry experts to join the incubator phase.

If your team is among the three teams that make it all the way to the incubator phase of the program, you receive:

  • Training program

    Six-month training program on business formation, market entry, and internationalization.

  • Additional resources

    Access to tailored technical and operational resources, business set-up support, material and equipment depending on team size and team needs.

  • Support package

    Access to a monthly in-kind support package to develop and build their solutions valued at 550 EUR per team member

  • Mentoring

    Dedicated mentoring support from enpact’s global network and external experts.

  • Pitch competition

    The opportunity to present your solution to potential investors, business partners, and stakeholders at key industry events in Cairo.

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 energy challenges 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

How does the process work?

  • 1. Application process

    The call is open for university students and fresh graduates with innovative ideas in manufacturing to join a nationwide idea competition. 

  • 2. Selection process

    Your solution will be evaluated against the pre-set criteria based on the applications received. +20 ideas will be selected to join the idea competition.

  • 3. Idea competition 

    Selected participants will join the idea competition after receiving pitch training and resources to facilitate rapid ideation. Eight teams will be selected to join a 3-month pre-incubator.

  • 4. Pre-incubation

    During the 3-months pre-incubator, you will receive comprehensive training on Customer, Technology, Business, IPR, Team, and Funding Readiness, plus access to physical workstations and maker spaces across Egypt.

  • 5. Incubation

    Three teams will be selected from the pre-incubator to join a 6-month incubator to receive an in-kind support package per team member, plus dedicated mentoring and further training to develop a minimum viable product (MVP).

  • 6. Alumni and community

    Following the successful completion of the program, you will become an enpact alumnus and receive access to exclusive community perks, networking opportunities, and continued support from the enpact team.

Applications are now closed. If you have already submitted an application, please keep an eye out on your e-mail this week (30th of October to 3rd of November) for updates regarding your application status.

If you didn’t catch the info session, you can watch the recording to learn more about the program, its benefits, and how to apply.

If you have questions regarding your applications, please reach out to us via email at Please note that this is the only official channel of communication to receive timely application support.

Interested in supporting or joining MADE Program in the upcoming rounds? Fill out this form, and team MADE will be reaching out to you for the new launches.

Meet MADE's idea competition winners

8 teams of young entrepreneurs started their journey of 3 months of pre-incubation, the second phase of MADE Program, in December 2022. Get to know them:

Green Flames, led by Moataz Mostafa

Green Flames is a welding device that generates high-temperature flames for industrial applications with zero emissions. The innovation encompasses water-splitting cells (HHO Cells) to generate a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen gases for industrial processes requiring high heat, such as welding and cutting metals and glass. The device aims to store electrical energy in the form of hydrogen for an extended period of time without the need for upkeep or the release of any environmental pollutants.

Clean Quad, led by Nada Shagr

Clean Quad provides a sustainable and 100% qualified automated cleaning service for solar panels. Using IoT drones, AI cameras, and especially-developed water sprinkles help solar farms get better cleaning by reducing human interference, which improves efficiency and reduces the amount of wasted water, energy, and time during the cleaning process of solar panels.

Techno Tawfeer, led by Dina Dahy

Techno Tawfeer is a smart panel device used to reduce power building consumption. The device manages and controls other electric loads’ operation from anywhere, indoors or outdoors, through a mobile application in addition to helping consumers monitor power consumption without needing to change or replace home devices.

Rebot, led by Youssef Sharma

Rebot produces 3D-printed products and renewable energy devices from recycled plastic waste. Recycling PET Bottles waste by turning it into 3D printing material, Rebot team then uses this material to print renewable energy devices like wind turbines and generators. With that, Rebot provides these devices and other products at less manufacturing costs and affordable prices.

Eco-rise, led by Omneya Ahmed

Eco-rise provides a renewable source of energy using low swirl combustion, which can replace the non-renewable ones with its higher efficiency, lower energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and wider usage in industry, including heating, electricity generation, water desalination, grain drying, construction materials industry, and pharmaceutical industry.

Windy, led by Ahmed El-Shahat

Windy introduces renewable solutions in the wind energy industry by providing a small-scale Vertical Axis Wind Turbine to serve the telecommunication, transportation electrification, and agriculture sectors. This solution can play a crucial role in the scope of climate action, and access to affordable and clean energy. With the concept of focusing on an innovative and efficient design of the blades and implementing the latest technologies, the Windy team works towards encouraging local manufacturing with an assembly that decreases the total cost, using available and accurate manufacturing technologies and materials to commercially serve such critical sectors.

Mech Masters, led by Khaled Hassan

Mech Masters generate clean energy from trash by waste gasification, a chemical process that converts carbon-based materials into a gas called syngas. Power can be derived from the subsequent combustion of this gas and is considered a renewable energy source if the gasified compounds are obtained from biomass feedstock.

Eagles, led by Mohamed Youssef

Eagles provide an innovative solar operating system that tracks the sunlight throughout the day to obtain the highest efficiency at 20% less than the actual cost. The current inverter converts the DC output from this smart solar system into alternating current to operate the intelligent irrigation system’s motors at 18% less than its actual cost. This intelligent irrigation system recognizes the soil type, measures the extent of soil moisture, and determines the water amount required in the irrigation process.

Learn more about the teams and their work through our blog!

In March 2023, a pitch event marked the end of the 3-month pre-incubation, where the 8 teams presented their progress with their ideas for the chance to be selected for the final stage of the program, the 6-month incubation. Based on the scoring conducted by a jury of business and manufacturing experts, Teams Eco-rise, Green Flames, and Windy were those who made it to this phase. Each team now accesses tailored business and technical training, dedicated mentoring, and a monthly support package valued at 550 EUR per team member to build the minimum viable product (MVP).

MADE Partners

After launching the program in September 2022, we received 100+ applications with the help of outreach partners, who spread the call among their communities and helped us reach incredible entrepreneurs and innovators from all over Egypt.

Get to know MADE’s outreach partners!

MADE has been developed by the non-profit organization enpact and is implemented in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Egypt, within the framework of the Private Sector Development and Innovation (PSI) program, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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