Egyptian-Spanish IT Innovation Program (ESITIP)
Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology, d.b.a. CDTI, and ITIDA
signed a joint program on July 4, 2016. CDTI is founded in 1977 and known as Centro
para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial. It is part of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and
Competitiveness, a.k.a. MINECO, fostering the tech development and innovation of Spanish companies.
Both signees agreed to launch mutual Calls for Proposals. Each call aims at
launching ambitious shared projects of a high international standard between Egyptian and Spanish
organizations. Potential projects will be funded by ITIDA and CDTI. Those are the nodal implementing
entities from the Egyptian and Spanish sides, respectively.
The first call for proposals was open to collaborative R&D projects in all
IT areas but a bigger weight is given to:
Strategic areas: Wireless and Cyber Security, Electronics and Embedded Systems
for ICT Applications, ICT for Homeland Security, ICT for Transportation, ICT for Health, ICT for
Agriculture, ICTs for Persons living with Disabilities, ICT for Education and ICT for Energy.
Technology-trend areas: Mobile Applications and Computing, Cloud Computing,
Data Analytics and Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Gamification, Cognitive Computing, Smart
Machines, Blockchain , and Virtual and Augmented Reality.