Why IoT & AI?
The Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are the evolution that will dramatically change all existing industries. Services and products powered by both will achieve digital transformation making corporates & big technology providers, as well as governments, put significant efforts into developing solutions for their beneficiaries, which will enable them to reach new levels of efficiency and optimization to improve people’s lives, skills and capabilities.
IoT & AI Initiative Pillars
Events & Exhibitions
An Exhibition for Networking & Pitching their ideas to investors
Platforms & Tools
A combination of educational materials, resources, kits, and communication platforms for the IoT & AI Community
Capacity Building Programs
To prepare a well- educated generation ready to face future challenges.
Sharing the latest technologies with expertise & technologists from around the world
IoT & AI Initiative Organizers
The IoT & AI Initiative has contributors from all over the world. Although, we have current local organizers and partners in 27 countries from government, academia, industry, and civil society.
IoT & AI Challenges
The IoT & AI Challenge is a regional capacity-building and pre-incubation program for High School Students, Senior University Students, and Startups with innovative ideas in the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and related fields.
The Challenge is not just a competition, but a movement for digital transformation. Therefore, it offers training and workshops for the participants and provides them with the necessary support. After the training, participants compete in the local finals.
Arab IoT & AI Challenge
The Arab IoT & AI Challenge was launched in Egypt in 2016 as the IoT League in collaboration between Intel and the Egyptian government, then expanded to cover Artificial Intelligence to become a regional challenge for 12 countries in the Arab region: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Africa IoT & AI Challenge
In terms of digital transformation, Africa is poised to benefit from the link between digital and economic growth. We have expanded into Africa to connect with the global map in IoT & AI. The Challenge started in 2020 with Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Uganda. Now, in 2023, we will go to Algeria, Tanzania, Mauritius, Rwanda and South Africa.
Latin America IoT & AI Challenge
Now it’s time for Latin America’s turn! 7 countries will participate in the Latin America IoT & AI Challenge for the first time in 2023 to compete with each other. The finals will be held in Costa Rica in October 2023.