The First Innovation Summit is Held in Egypt
The first annual of Innovation Summit in Egypt was organized by the Egyptian Council for Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property Protection (ECCIPP) in partnership with the October 6 University. It was Supported by the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) and powered by The World Fund for Development and Planning (WFDP) which is affiliated to the United Nations. The event was held in the October 6- University library during the period from 15 to 17 September 2017. Innovation Summit was sponsored by 25 academic institutes, industry, NGOs and other parties in Egypt & worldwide.
The summit hosted 64 inventors providing 94 inventions, ideas and novel research in different fields like technology, engineering, medical, science, education…etc from 12 countries including UK, India, USA, Georgia, KSA, Netherlands, Italy, Canada, Germany, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia. More than 600 visitor visited the summit including student, university staff, investors, families & others.
The international jury composed of Prof. Khatuna Saganelidze. Dr. Bidzina Kanashvili, Dr. Sameh Ansara, Dr. Samer Abussa, Ms. Margot Sandy Mr. James, Prof. Nabil Elsahy & Dr. Ashraf Fansa from 6 countries (Georgia, UK, Italy, USA, Ireland, Egypt). The Jury awarded the inventors for their inventions with gold, silver and bronze medals as well as certificates of appreciation. Also, the keynote guests were appreciated for their presence. Major General Farouk Alm El-Din the former field second army commander and Dr. Hosny Saber Chairman of the Medical Committee of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt, Mr. Mostafa El-Asmar one of remarkable Egyptian businessmen , in addition to Prof. Ahmed Attia the president of October 6 University, Ambassador Dr. Kheireldin Abdellatif former assistant foreign minister & vice chairman of the board of trustees October 6 university, in addition to deans of faculties of October 6 University were among the speakers.
The summit helped inventors through lectures on patent protection, intellectual property and innovation in scientific fields, workshops on entrepreneurship and development of inventions. The most important workshop was “New Product Development Workshop” by Ms. Margot Sandy, a product development engineer and Amazon bestselling author. This workshop was supported by both IFIA and In the Now LLC. Ms. Margot Sandy, a World Traveler provided a FUN, INTERACTIVE experience to help entrepreneurs and business owners CREATE physical PRODUCTS and help them thrive! Participants received Certificate of Completion.