On 31 August 2015, the German Science Centre Cairo and the Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (TIEC) organised a Technology Commercialisation Workshop at Egypt’s largest business park, the smart village. Several Egyptian entrepreneurs and startup founders attended the workshop led by Professor Dr. Michael Stephan, Head of the technology and innovation management department at the University of Marburg.
A three-day coaching event was carried out by the IMAGINE project in El Gouna between August 28th and 30th. Altogether seven teams of students from the German University in Cairo participated in this intense workshop. After pitching their business ideas which they developed over the past months to the other participants, they received intense feedback and guidance by participating coaches.
Young Egyptian researchers presented their groundbreaking ideas in 3 minutes at the Prince Taz Palace on 25 July 2015. The DWZ and a prestigious jury selected two winners who will be sent to the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November. The DWZ hosted the Falling Walls Lab for the second time and had with the number of 110 applicants for the competition by far the highest number of applications of all Labs worldwide.
Dr. Hany Khammis Mohammed Dweck , a DAAD scholarship holder, who is currently working as a Project Manager at the Department for Evolutionary Neuroethology in Jena, has been awarded with the Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding scientific achievements.
The DAAD Cairo invited the Egyptian Minister of Scientific Research, Prof. Dr. Sherif Hammad, on the 31st of May to the German capital Berlin. This study trip took place simultaneously to the visit of the Egyptian President "Abdulfattah El-Sissi". The objective of this visit was to expand the fruitful collaboration between both countries and to introduce science, technology and innovation policy making in Germany.