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“Planning”: Tomorrow the door for applications for the Sustainable Innovation Lab project is opened

The National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development - the training arm of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development - announced the opening of the Film Industry and Technology Hackathon, the first activity of the Sustainable Innovation Lab project. Starting tomorrow, Sunday, In cooperation with the Business Incubator of the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, the United Nations Development Program, Jimnay Africa, and the Egyptian Exporters Association.


Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Economic Development and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, said that the Sustainable Innovation Lab project is the first of its kind in the Middle East and Africa. Which aims to work to support and develop innovations that come within the framework of achieving the sustainable development goals, noting that the project includes four laboratories: the green economy, digital transformation, the creative economy, and government innovations.


Al-Saeed emphasized that the project aims to provide technical and technical support by providing laboratories for the manufacture of prototypes for these projects and helping them to test and verify these models using manufacturing technology, in addition to integrating the work outputs of these emerging companies graduating from the laboratory into global value chains by raising the export capabilities. To these companies.


For her part, Dr. Sherif Sherif, Executive Director of the National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, confirmed that the project comes within the framework of the "Be an Ambassador" initiative launched by the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development to spread the idea of ​​sustainable development among Egyptian youth in the age group of 18-35 years, referring to the project's contribution In completing the cycle between the outputs of the "Be an Ambassador" initiative, then converting these ideas into innovative projects aimed at achieving those goals through the various activities provided under the umbrella of each laboratory, including incubation activities, business accelerators and consulting services.


Sharifa Sharif explained that starting tomorrow, Sunday, March 28, for a period of 10 days, the door will be opened for progress in the first activities of the Sustainable Innovation Lab. And represented by the Hackathon of the Cinema Industry and Technology of the Creative Economy Lab. The Hackathon activities will be launched on April 10 for a period of 3 days.


Sherif added that the hackathon aims to contribute to raising the efficiency of young entrepreneurs interested in the film industry and technology and to support their projects, in order to advance the cinema industry, which is one of the most important Egyptian creative industries, noting that the hackathon works within the framework of achieving four sustainable development goals related to economic growth Decent work, reducing inequalities, industry and innovation, and gender equality.


The participants shall be students and graduates of film institutes, the Academy of Arts, colleges of engineering, departments of architecture and computer engineering, in addition to the faculties of fine and applied arts, and the age of the participant ranges from 20 to 35 years, provided that he has practical / or study experience in the field of the film industry. Production and technology can also be submitted as a team.

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