Local Challenges



Since 2016, Egypt IoT & AI challenge has been launched to provide the young innovators and startups with a pre-incubation program to unleash their capabilities. 5 years and counting, it’s still here working in collaboration with the Academy of Scientific Research & Technology to support the development in the areas of IoT and AI, which will be the next evolution in the technical world.


In light of the UAE's continuous endeavors to enable innovation, support digital transformation, and empower the youth, the UAE IoT & AI Challenge is sponsored by Dubai University as a platform for innovation where university students and startups can share their innovative ideas in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related fields.


Sponsored by the Jordanian Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Jordan IoT & AI Challenge is created as a pre-incubation program for the innovative young minds, as the Internet of Things & Artificial Intelligence are the next evolution that will drastically change the existing industries.


As one of Morocco’s endeavors to spread innovation and technology across the country, the Morocco IoT & AI Challenge is launched to stimulate and help build the ecosystem supporting the Moroccan community through empowering senior university students, high school students, and startups that have innovative ideas in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related fields.


Oman IoT & AI Challenge is a pre-incubation and capacity building program designed to empower university students and startups, create new career opportunities. It also aims at supporting the technological projects in the fields of AI, IoT and marine applications. It is organized by The Research Council at Sultanate Oman.


Digital transformation, powered by AI and IoT, helps us lead better lives. Here comes the Palestine IoT & AI Challenge, supported by the Palestine Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence, to gather the Palestinian innovators and open new horizones for them to create and design creative solutions for the 21st century challenges.


As one of Tunisia’s projects is to spread the technologies of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, the Tunisia IoT & AI Challenge is launched to create innovative ideas for a better Tunisian ecosystem and support the youth who have projects to establish smart cities.

Arab IoT & AI Knowledge Hub

The Arab IoT & AI Knowledge Hub is a program for capacity building to qualify Arab youth and build future calibers in the new technologies. It comprises courses, tutorials, and interviews with technology leaders to help anybody interested in AI & IoT.

Challenge Phases


In each country, interested applicants register in their tracks of interest.


Participants receive intensive training on business ideation and product development. After the training, participants present their ideas in a pitching competition. Selected teams pass this filtration phase to the technical support phase.


Participants receive further mentorship, access to fabrication labs and technical assistance to build their working prototypes and Minimum Viable Products (MVP).

Demo Days

Each country organizes a local demo day to choose the winners in each track (High Schools, Graduation Projects, Startups) to be qualified to the regional finals.


Winners from each country participate in the final demo day to compete for the regional winners title. Regional finals are held every year within the activities of the IEEE Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things.

*The exact timing and dates of each phase are up to the local organizers to suit their internal circumstances and national calendars.

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