The Africa IoT & AI Challenge offers capacity building for pre-incubation programmes covering high schools, university students, and startups with innovative ideas around IoT, Artificial intelligence, and other related fields.
The challenge is both a competition and movement encouraging digital transformation aimed at building qualified professionals working in technical fields. The programme offers training and workshops to all participants including the necessary support.
Participants finally get to take part in the local finals with the winners in their respective countries participating in the finals. The regional finals are held annually as part of IEEE Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (GCAIoT) to be held in Dubai this year in December.
The Arab IoT & AI Challenge was also launched by the IEEE TEMS society alongside several other local and regional partners across MENA. Among the partners were Egypt, Tunisia, Oman, UAE, and Palestine telecommunication ministries, Academy of Research and Scientific research in Oman and Egypt, and tech companies like Ideaspace, Intel, Amazon, and the Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
The Africa IoT & AI Challenge was launched during the close of the IEEE GCAIoT 2020 – in an event that received a great deal of support from Benya and WAKANDAI Ventures. The Arab IoT & AI Challenge began two years ago across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region). The 2020 Africa edition has just been launched building on the success of the last two editions.
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