The center aims
to raise awareness of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies
and applications in smart factories.
Cairo- Apr 1, 2021
Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat and Minister of Trade and
Industry Nevine Gamea have witnessed the signing of a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) between the Information Technology Industry Development
Authority (ITIDA), the Industrial Modernization Center (IMC), and Siemens Egypt
to establish and equip the first Industry 4.0 creativity center in Egypt, in
the Knowledge City, the New Administrative Capital.
The center aims
to raise awareness of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies and applications in smart factories, provide training
in automation and digitalization techniques, as well as offer necessary support
in the fields of encouraging industrial innovation and designing smart
factories, in a way that would contribute in knowledge transfer and development of the industrial sector.
The MoU was signed by CEOs of ITIDA, IMC and Siemens Amr Mahfouz,
Mohamed Abdel Karim, and Mostafa al-Bagoury, respectively.
out that Egypt seeks to keep pace with and localize the latest global
technologies and promote smart manufacturing, in order to achieve digital
transformation in all industrial sectors.
cooperation, he added, will accelerate work towards making Egypt a leading
regional hub in the field of designing and manufacturing
electronics, within the "Egypt Makes Electronics" presidential
initiative, devised to
double the country’s electronics exports.
Gamea, for her
part, stressed the ministry's keenness to increase the competitiveness of Egyptian
products on local and foreign markets, through 4IR techniques and applications.
pointed to the ministry’s efforts to embrace industrial digitalization to cope
up with the latest global trends, and succeed in the years to come.
added that coordination is underway with
the Ministry of Communications and Siemens to form a mini-working group to
follow up on the implementation of the agreement and work to surmount potential
obstacles. The group is to meet periodically to evaluate each stage of