About The Competition

In order to encourage initiatives related to the fight against the emerging COVID 19 virus, ITIDA's Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) in collaboration with Dell Technologies, and in partnership with Novartis and the esteemed United Nations Egypt agencies (United Nations Technology Innovation Labs, UNESCO, UNDP Egypt, ITU) launched this online innovation competition for Egyptian Students, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Startups to develop solutions and applications that hack the spread of coronavirus in Egypt.

The competition aims at accelerating students & startups innovations and supporting their proposed solutions using emerging technologies, such as AI, blockchain, cloud computing, data science, and analysis, or what is abbreviated as ABCD Technologies. We will help innovators in coming up with real life solutions that can help contain the crisis facing the globe, especially Egypt.

1st Place MVP Winner

1st Place MVP Winner

1000 Salama

2nd Place MVP Winner

2nd Place MVP Winner


1st Idea Winner

1st Idea Winner

COVID-19 Prediction system for medical supplies ( CPSMS)

2nd Idea Winner

2nd Idea Winner

Hybrid Camera for remote multiple vital signs screening

3rd Idea Winner

3rd Idea Winner


Awards & Program Offerings

Awards & Program Offerings

With this initiative, we declare that every one of us has a social responsibility and can make a change, so through this project, we want you to innovate and come up with ideas to make an impact and fight this global pandemic.

For further rewards, there will be offerings a total of 300,000 EGP as cash prizes & fund to the winning ideas and projects alongside with direct enrollment to TIEC Acceleration Program, access to FabLab facilities, Industry Matchmaking Consultation and Mentorship.
Novartis will provide an incubation opportunity into BIOME program to any relevant solution among the winners.

MVP Track:
1st Place: 138,000 EGP cash & Fund
2nd Place: 74,000 EGP Cash & Fund

Idea Track:
1st Place: 42,000 EGP Cash & Fund
2nd Place: 42,000 EGP Cash & Fund



April 12, 2020

Applications Submissions

April 12 to April 24, 2020

Closing the submission

April 24, 2020 - 2:00 pm


April 21 to April 25, 2020

List of Finalists

April 26, 2020

Mentoring - Final Phase

April 27 till April 28, 2020

Final Pitching Day

April 29, 2020

Final Winners/Awards

May 3, 2020


Am I Eligible to Apply?

Idea Track: Egyptian innovators with a proposed solution to tackle any of the suggested areas.

MVP Track: Egyptian entrepreneurs with an existing prototype/product that tackle any of the suggested areas.

Evaluation Criteria

Your submission will be evaluated on the following criteria:





Hack The Virus Winners