Benha University is going to organize the first Egyptian Hackathon about smart cities at the level of the State in the period from 24 to 26 March, 2022. The Hackathon is going to be held under auspices of Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and in cooperation between the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research and Amazon Web Services.
Prof.Dr.Gamal Sosa, Benha University President said that Benha University’s keenness on this important event comes from the belief in the role of higher education and scientific research in supporting digital transformation. He also added that the constant work aims to achieve the objectives of Egypt’s Vision 2030 by shifting towards a knowledge-based digital economy, encouraging innovation, research and development.
He also mentioned that holding the first Hackathon in the field of smart cities comes with the purpose of promoting and motivating young programmers and people with ideas and visions to present their smart ideas and their projects that contribute in improving the level of constructing buildings and controlling cities, as well as the keenness to contribute at constructing the New Administrative Capital to be the first smart city in Egypt.
Benha University president has mentioned that the Hackathon will witness a race among participant teams of students from both public and private Egyptian universities who are going to work on finding innovative solutions in various fields such as; smart buildings, smart facilities, smart parks, smart transportation, smart traffic, smart hospitals, smart recycling, smart monitoring, smart energy, smart management, smart schools and smart universities.
It is noteworthy that the winners of the Hackathon will receive financial prizes totaling 100,000 Egyptian pounds which provided by Benha University, in addition to valuable prizes provided by Amazon Web Services. The winners will also have a great opportunity to market their innovations to the Egyptian private universities.
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