Introduction

Are you bold enough to envision the future? Do you have what it takes to come up with innovative solutions that can shape a better tomorrow for generations to come? If you think you do, Tatweer Misr’s Innovation Competition is calling on you.

What are we looking for?
Creative and confident individuals who believe that innovation can inspire change.
When does the competition take place & who is eligible to join?

The competition takes place every year and is targeted at empowering Egypt’s innovative youth - university students, fresh graduates and young entrepreneurial minds.

How does the selection process of the winners take place?
  1. Applicants get to apply and submit their creative ideas.
  2. A panel of experts from different fields get to review entries in what is known as the filtration process.
  3. Selected applicants get to attend professional workshops that guide them on how to present their ideas in the best light.
  4. A final pitch ceremony takes place where top applicants get to pitch their ideas to Tatweer Misr’s board and the professional jury members.
  5. Winners get to receive a grand prize in the field of education, as well as seeing their innovative idea transform into an inspiring reality if applicable.
What is the criteria by which ideas are evaluated?
  • Ability to respond to a need in the real estate industry.
  • Uniqueness and novelty of the idea.
  • Feasibility of the idea.
  • Scalability of the technical innovation.
  • Ability to be profitable on a global level.

The Winners

TATWEER MISR INNOVATION COMPETITION 2019-2020

ROUND 4

After three years of success for the Tatweer Misr Innovation Competition, we are excited to announce round 4. Our fourth consecutive year to launch our competition looking for bright minds to show us if they can provide innovative solutions for our challenges. Tatweer Misr has set 2 tracks for submission this year, Existing Startups & Ideation Stage. Check out the details below.

WHAT IS TATWEER MISR LOOKING FOR?

Innovative individuals who can come up with creative solutions. Top applicants will get a chance to attend trainings and then pitch their ideas to Tatweer Misr and a panel of experts & investors for grand prizes. This year, you can apply as an EXISTING STARTUP or an IDEA AT EARLY STAGES.

Proposals

The following fields are welcome – alongside any other great idea beyond these fields

  • Construction Technologies
  • Waste Management & Environmental
  • Digital & Internet and technology
  • Creative Industries
  • Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Water Management
  • Smart and Green Architecture
  • Healthcare
  • Differently-Abled
  • Lifestyle & Community Management
Startups & Ideas will be selected based on the following criteria: Innovation, Localization and Sustainability.

Tatweer Misr’s constant efforts are directed into creating a community that shapes the urban space identity and sense of place. To accomplish such goals, ‘various tangible and intangible attributes related to various interactions’ should be implemented within the urban spaces of Tatweer Misr’s projects in order to ‘affect the person’s experience’.

The ‘structural relationship between a sensory environment and activity within that environment can aid in experiencing the place/community/city in a more sensory experience, that in turn creates a more “happy community/city”. This “happy community/city” will not only ease the community’s life but will also allow Tatweer Misr to exceed their community’s expectations towards their urban spaces.
Several other studies conducted on millennials have shown that a percentage of these millennials would rather lose one of their five senses than give up their phones/laptops. This strong connection between people and their gadgets portrays the huge impact of technology on humanity. Given, if people compare their phones/laptops to their five senses, technology could then be treated as one of the human being’s new additional senses; and if this is the case, another layer of means of interactions between the community and their surroundings is created using technology.

Please provide us with various design attributes that uses the senses of the human being (seeing, touching, smelling, hearing, tasting and technology) to shape more identifiable urban spaces within Tatweer Misr’s projects; that will subsequently be implemented into the developments and create a “happy community/city”.

Please make sure your design characteristics show:

  • How will this affect the user’s experience within their urban space using one or more of the five senses?
  • How feasible it is to implement within Tatweer Misr’s developments?
  • How can some, if not all, of these attributes use technology to enhance the interactions of the community with their surroundings?
  • How can it be customized to the Egyptian society?
Apply now

GRAND PRIZE

Prizes will be three-dimensional; monetary prizes that will reach up to 250,000 LE, the access to venture capitalist global ecosystem - Vive Capital, and the presence of a full year mentorship by GEN - Global Entrepreneurship Network.

250,000 LE 1ST Place Winner Startup & 100,000 LE 1ST Place Ideation Stage

Vive Capital Global Ecosystem that will support in seed funding, technology development & legal and business development services

1 Year mentorship from Gen - The Global Entrepreneurship Network

Competition timeline

December
January
February
March
May

Receive Applications

Deadline for Applications

Semi Finals

Pitching & Training

Boot-camp

Finals

Interviews & Shortlisting

December
January
February
March
April

Receive Applications

Applications Deadline

Interviews & Shortlistin

Pitching Training

Semi Finals

Boot-camp

Finals