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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
 
National Projects
  • TAMKEEN Project: Developing Software and Mobile Applications for Disabled
    SECC experts evaluated more than 60 applications for TAMKEEN project; and 12 companies with 13 projects are selected as top-rated for developing software and mobile applications for disabled.

    The project was initiated in 2013 by MCIT with the aim of assisting the disabled. For more information: http://www.tamkeen.gov.eg/

  • Encouraging Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in the field of ICT:
    This is a governmental annual project initiated by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to provide fund and technical guidance for around 200 Egyptian ICT companies yearly to enable them produce competitive products in different domains.

    SECC is managing this project and the services offered include: project management; assess the companies' applications, review the products' related documents for the accepted companies in the interim & final stages, provide training and audit to the companies, and test the final products.

    The project aims to increase growth rate in the ICT sector and overcome the obstacles facing Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) which represent the vast majority of companies and play an important role in the development of the local economy and availing jobs.

  • IT Clubs Training Project:
    This is a nationwide initiative managed launched by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT); managed by SECC; and executed by the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) & the Regional Information Technology & Software Engineering Center (RITSEC). The project aims at training fresh graduates all over the Egyptian governorates on certain technologies to create a capable work force.

    29 training rounds were conducted in 11 Egyptian governorates for 12 IT clubs; and more than 560 graduates were trained.

  • SPI for SMEs Annual Project:
    Software Process Improvement for Small and Medium Enterprises is program that is executed annually through the Software Process Improvement Guide (SPIG) developed by SECC experts. SPIG is an adaptable model of excellence in software development, based on the CMMIT model. The program includes training, consultancy, implementation and assessment.

    SECC initiated this program to help the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) raise the quality of their products by using modern software development processes and practices. SECC introduces the "SPIG Product Suite" as a complete solution that can be used in the process improvement efforts. "SPIG Product Suite" includes : (1) printed hardcopy of the SPIG as "SPIG Handbook", (2) "SPIG Process Map" that helps you navigate through the process by program phases, discipline or both, (3) "SPIG Interactive Process" as a web site saved on the compact CD, (4) A complete "SPIG Training Track" that contains a dedicated course for each process, (5) Associated "Implementation Consultancy Service" to help you use the SPIG, and finally (6) A step-by-step "Customization and Tailoring Service" that will produce a new customized version of the SPIG that fits to your organization and match the types of your projects.

    More than 140 companies in the 6 Egyptian governorates and Syria benefited from the program.

  • Industry initiatives with Multi-national companies (IBM, Oracle, Microsoft) operating in Egypt to support ICT companies in Egypt:
    The project aims at offering added value services of technical training, consultation, certification of human resources and technical support on IBM rational tool, Microsoft and Oracle tools. The technical training was held for both SECC staff and technical teams nominated by selected companies to be trained on tools of IBM, Microsoft and Oracle. Trainees who completed their training obtained certifications. Consultation visits were delivered to companies to assist technical teams to access IBM, Microsoft and Oracle tools. Technical support was also delivered in case companies have technical problems with their tools and licenses. More than 170 ICT companies in Egypt ranging from small, medium and large enterprises benefited from these programs.
 

International Projects
RECOCAPE PROJECT


SECC has taken the mandate of increasing Egypt's competency in recent technologies as Service-Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Service Bus, Semantic Web, Model-Driven Development, and Embedded Ubiquitous Computing. The aim is to bridge the gap between the technologies needed to overcome the economical-social-environmental challenges and the current existing technologies.

Hence, SECC of Egypt, TECNALIA of Spain, VTT of Finland, and UNIBO of Italy formed capable, integrated consortium and proposed the RECOCAPE project in response to the FP7-INCO-2011-6 Call. TECNALIA is the largest research and technology organization in Spain and the fifth in Europe, VTT is the largest research and technology organization in Northern Europe, and University of Bologna (UNIBO) is the reputable, oldest university in the western world. The project duration is 2 years starting from November 1st, 2011.


The objectives are:

  1. Developing SECC's strategic technology plan
  2. Developing and delivering training modules to build competency in Service-Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Service Bus, Semantic Web, Model-Driven Development, and Embedded Ubiquitous Computing
  3. Setting up joint relevant experiments in the above relevant technologies
  4. Exchanging SECC staff with TECNALIA to work on FP7 proposal preparation and related running projects
  5. Disseminating knowledge through organizing key events, as the EuroMed SPI, to involve local stakeholders and generate regional impact
  6. Exploiting results through implementing cluster project involving local ICT businesses as per their needs to receive early verification and validation of project results