Knowledge City of the New Administrative Capital: Egypt’s Last Tech Hub

Knowledge City of the New Administrative Capital: Egypt’s Last Tech Hub

Egyptian University of Informatics (EUI)
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To support Egypt’s digital transformation strategy, the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is currently working on a pioneering project in the new administrative capital, which will position Egypt as a regional hub for technological innovation: Knowledge City.

For more than EGP 15 billion (approximately US$953 million), the New Administrative Capital City of Knowledge will contribute to the country’s overall vision and plan to transform Egypt into a digital society, in line with the Egypt Vision 2030.

With the first phase to be inaugurated in 2022, the City of Knowledge includes the Egyptian University of Informatics (EUI), Creativa Innovation Hub, Center of Excellence (CoE) for Universal Design and Assistive Technologies (AT) , an applied research center, in addition to several service buildings and the main control building.

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Established in cooperation between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Ministry of Higher Education, EUI will be the first university of its kind in the Middle East and Africa, specializing in artificial intelligence (AI), l engineering, data analytics, digital transformation, the fourth industrial revolution, financial technology, among others.

More so, Knowledge City will include research and development centers, training centers and offices for local and international companies and startups.

In 2018, Yasser Al-Qadi, Egypt’s former minister of communications and information technology, said that the Egyptian city of knowledge is on its way to becoming a communication and technology hub in Egypt, like Silicon Valley in the United States of America.

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Built on an area of ​​700 square kilometers, Knowledge City will meet Egypt’s growing demand for a higher education system that keeps pace with international technological advances in industry, supports smart infrastructure and technological advancements, and attracts foreign investment.

Last year, Fiber Misr Systems and the Arab Organization for Industrialization signed an agreement to implement a system of smart applications to manage and operate Knowledge City.

Egypt’s new administrative capital was announced in March 2015. Located 45 kilometers east of Cairo, it is the government’s main megaproject, as the administration seeks to make Egypt an investment attractive stranger.

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