IoT & AI Challenge

Arab IoT & AI Challenge is an Arab Region capacity building and pre-incubation program for Senior University Students and Startups that have innovative ideas in the area of Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related fields.
Local Challenges in Egypt, Palestine, UAE, and Jordan , Tunisia and Morocco are qualifying their top winners to compete in Arab IoT & AI Challenge 2020 that’s taking place in EXPO 2020 in Dubai.

What is Arab IoT & AI Challenge ?

Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are the evolution that will dramatically change the existing industries. Services and Products powered by both will achieve digital transformation making Corporates and big technology providers, as well as governments, put significant efforts into developing solutions for their customers which will allow them to reach new levels of efficiency and optimization to improve their lives, skills, and capabilities.

Why Arab IoT & AI ?

  • Top Tier Trainings
  • Mentorship
  • Media Exposure
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Equity Free Prize Money

Why to join ?

  • Graduation project with ideas that related to IoT or AI Industry
  • Startups with a working-on ideas that related to IoT or AI Industry
  • Initiatives, NGO’s, Academic professions, Industry leaders that related to Internet of things or Artificial intelligence field whom are interested from any Arab countries to participate or take the lead in their countries to establish the challenge in their local country

Who can join ?

About IoT & AI Challenge




Egypt IoT & AI Challenge, formerly known as Egypt IoT league, started in 2016 by Intel Corporation in collaboration with the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology; with only one track for startups. The program attracted more than 1,000 participants from all over Egypt.


In 2020, coinciding with EXPO 2020 we start UAE IoT & AI Challenge to become the platform for Artificial intelligence and the Internet of things for University Students and Startups.


From the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and for the first time we start Jordan IoT & AI Challenge.


We launched Palestine IoT & AI Challenge in cooperation with Al Nayzak organization that is interested in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). submitted to Senior University Students and Startups to participate with their creative ideas.



For tech startups in teams or spectacular individuals that are already working, or willing to work on Smart Sustainable Cities applications and aiming for digital transformation to their own businesses or applications. During the competition, participants will go through intensive technical, business & innovation training and will be offered the needed resources to help them develop working prototypes and business models for their products/services.

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Graduation Projects

For senior university students of related schools who are willing to complete their graduation project in the fields of IoT and A.I to develop Smart Sustainable Cities and facilitate the digital transformation. Participants in this category will have access to technology and innovation resources and will have the opportunity for financial support/sponsorship for their projects as well.
It’s more than a year-long capacity building program; starts August 2019 & ends July 2020

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