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ITIDA Launches 1st Metaverse Hackathon in Egypt

Mon 14 Mar 2022 | 11:45 PM
Omnia Ahmed

Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) launched the first Metaverse Hackathon in Egypt.

ITIDA announced, on Monday, the launch of the Hackathon in CREATIVA Innovation Hubs and Egypt Makes Electronics Labs (EME).

The Hackathon aims to encourage Egyptian youth to develop Metaverse applications that address local pressing challenges and contribute to the acceleration of digital transformation in society.

The hackathon competitions are set in 10 Egyptian governorates such as; Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura, Menoufia, Ismailia, Minya, Assiut, Qena, Suhaj, and Aswan.

Running from 15 February until 15 June 2022, the hackathon will focus on the use of technologies that are contributing to the development of the Metaverse.

Such technologies are used to build applications and solutions directly (GameFi -SocialFi-NFT -DAO/DAC -GPT) or indirect contribution applications (any product/service based upon emerging technologies with direct use in enhancing the Metaverse experience).

The program seeks to enhance the role of Egyptian universities as a hub for creativity and innovation-based entrepreneurship in Egypt.

Notably, the winning teams will be awarded cash prizes of a total amount of EGP 750k in addition to having the priority to join TIEC’s and Creativa’s programs, including acceleration, incubation, consultation, mentorship, and networking programs.