Provide grants for research projects proposed by academic research centers and/or ICT companies and approved by PSC based on innovation and market need, finance is offered on cost sharing basis (80% by ITIDA and 20% by an interested IT company).
Provide grants for a number of innovative subjects selected by PSC from e-business development priorities, winning researchers receive full research funding.
Student Graduation Projects
Provide grants for subjects proposed/selected by ICT companies and approved by PSC based on innovation and market need.
2. Innovative Product Development Grants
Provide grants for developing innovative products proposed by ICT companies and approved by PSC based on innovation, market and society needs.
Encourage innovation within the ICT community;
Encourage the cooperation between the R&D centers and ICT SMEs;
Develop technical know-how and technology transfer.
First project - “Smart Token for e-business”:
Developing an Egyptian e-signature tool.
3. ICT4SMEs Program
Build capacity of SMEs to leverage Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in order to generate sustainable growth, increase profitability and create efficient, better-connected and more competitive enterprises through a cost sharing model (SMEs 20% and ITIDA 80%).
Build capacity of implementing ICT service providers to address the SMEs business model and develop innovative solutions through the provision of full grants.
Identify, through NGOs, new socio-economic opportunities that can be leveraged through ICT.
Software Process Improvement (SPI) for SMEs Program:
Implementing the Software Process Implementation Guide (SPIG) developed by SECC on 20 Egyptian software development companies to help them in their Software Process Improvement Track.
CMMI Program: (is available for mature S/W companies)
(CMMI) Capability Maturity Model Integration is a method for evaluating and measuring the maturity of the software development process of S/W organizations.
Providing CMMI® Level II and Level III related services to 20 Egyptian software development companies on cost sharing basis, 80% by ITIDA.
Software Engineering Competence Center Initiatives
3. ITIDA-SECC/IBM-Rational Program:
ITIDA purchased Rational Unified Process (RUP) tools, a S/W development process framework, to help S/W companies to develop software effectively using proven techniques optimizing their effort, cost and schedule. The services are available free to eligible S/W companies;
The agreement includes 3 years of technical support, training, and consultations provided to 80 S/W companies by IBM-Egypt.