The AEC is an engineering competition that gathers innovators and tech enthusiasts to work on solving technical and industrial problems under the support and supervision of international experts and mentors, its main purpose is about bridging the Algerian global industry needs and technology solutions built by innovators The participation is open to start-ups, students, fresh graduates, and researchers from different universities and schools in Algeria, as it is open for the Algerian diaspora in big cities around the world including Paris, Montreal, San Fransisco, etc. The competition, throughout the newly created "Co-Creation" model between teams and corporations, is a great opportunity that allows participants to showcase their creativity, innovation and problem solving skills around a case given by industry experts and companies.
The Official AEC Teasers :
Who Can Participate ?
Start-ups, students, fresh graduates, and researchers can participate in AEC. Applications can be submitted as teams (max 5 members) or individually, individuals or non-completed teams will be formed to make teams of 5 members each. One of the aims of AEC is to give entrepreneurs an opportunity to get new perspectives from fresh talent and inspire them, as well as to allow students to interact with and learn from professionals already in the smart technology industry.Thus, the kick-off event the day before the competition will focus on a series of conferences about new technologies in the emerging countries, as well as ice breakers and team building activities.Representatives of companies or industries are definitely required to ensure market research; however, as the competition includes coming up with a new product and creating holistic business models, successful teams need to balance technology gurus, business and finance geeks, data analysis experts, and product managers. Talented designers will also be necessary to maximize solution aesthetics and presentations!
We believe in every early-stage Startup, focusing on pairing Technology with Talent and willing to be emerged in business ventures.
Regular Participants :
Free innovators, fresh graduates and also students who have a great passion in technological field and ready to invest in their skills and potentials.
Research & Development Labs :
Powerful individuals who Synthesize and Theorize, Explore and Clarify, Develop and Test, Implement and Improve their studies efficiency.
Where is it Held ?
The Challenge :
The solution model structure goes through four steps:
Technical Needs to resolve the Problem
Design Specification (Architecture)
This Edition’s Theme :
With the “Smart Technologies” highlighting new coming industries and start-ups, and as a follow-up to the Smart Cities Global Investment Summit, this edition of our event will hold the theme “Smart Cities”, bridging the gap between students and the industrial while focusing on new and upcoming aspects.
Participants will be given 48 hours to develop a business model for a product that solves a topic in one of four tracks: energy efficiency, waste management, water and transportation.
Increased urbanization with rising fuel costs and road congestion should push consumers towards alternative and more sustainable forms of transportation. Smart cities must provide access to safe, affordable, and sustainable transport systems, which puts the spotlight on e-mobility and electric vehicles (EVs). Smart transportation solutions must take into consideration public transportation, the transport of goods, passenger transport, and company fleets, and how sustainable transportation can help reach energy and air quality targets as well.
Energy Efficiency :
Energy Efficiency :
“With 20 percent of the world’s electricity used for lighting, it’s been calculated that optimal use of LED lighting could reduce this to 4 percent”. Energy efficiency is one of the most demanding issue within such urban centres owing to the complexity of the energy systems and their vital role. Therefore, significant attention and effort need to be dedicated to this problem
Waste management :
Waste management :
The amount of waste generated has tripled since 1960. An effective strategy for municipal waste disposal and management can offer improved solutions for the various problems associated with waste materials.An effective management strategy will also see to it that landfills are purposefully located to ease waste collection, transfer, and monitoring or recycling.
1 child dies every single minute from a Diarrheal desease caused by contaminated water and poor sanitation, these are more deaths than HIV, MALARIA and tuberculosis COMBINED. Poor water quality has a direct impact on water quantity in a number of ways. Declining water quality has become a global issue of concern as human populations grow, industrial and agricultural activities expand, and climate change threatens to cause major alterations to the hydrological cycle.
The AEC competition awards will focus on the new co-creation model that can perhaps be one of the easiest but most powerful models to launch startups. It'll help create stronger experiences, improve product development, and identify some of the consumers’ unmet needs. It is a great strategy for startups because it gives entrepreneurs access to resources they don't usually have.
Professor at U.C. Santa Cruz/NASA Scientist, Director, OMEGA Global Initiative
Dr. Mustafa Ergen
Chief Architect, Turk Telecom, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. Riad Hartani
Strategic Technology Adviser, Smart City Algiers
CEO, Mobileslate, Silicon Valley, USA
Senior Executive, Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) MEA UAE
Ananda Sen Gupta
CEO, Trackmybeat, New Delhi, India
Faten Aissi Zardi
Founder of MERAKI Consulting, Tunisia
CEO, Telesystem Innovations Inc. (TSI), Toronto, Canada
Chair at 5G World Alliance & President, IPv6 Forum, Luxembourg
Partnership Development Lead, World Economic Forum, New York, USA
TMT Innovation, Business, & Investment Consultant & Advisor, China
Dr. Mussad Al-Razouki
Chief Business Development Officer, Kuwait Life Sciences Company, Kuwait
Managing Partner, Accelerate Korea
Dr. James Shanahan
CEO, Duncan & Church Silicon Valley, USA
CEO, OpsMX, Silicon Valley, USA
Startup Advisor, Alchemist Accelerator, San Francisco, USA
Senior Project Manager, XU Exponential University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dr. Anurag Maunder
CEO & Founder, dLoop, San Francisco, USA
Managing Director, RAL Capital Limited, Tokyo, Japan
Strategy and Corporate Finance Consulting Director, Xona Partners
Dr. Vishal Sharma
Principal, Metanoai, Silicon Valley, USA
Country Manager, IFC
Founder & CEO, Blue Mena Group, Dubai, UAE
Founder & Designer, Simplexity, USA
Founder & CEO, If & Then, USA
Prof. Mérouane Debbah
Director of Huawei R&D, France
Managing Director, Frontier Foundry
Founder and Managing Director, iValley Innovation Center, USA
Consultant, Xona Partners, Dallas, USA
Integration Team Lead - MOAI Solutions,Canada
Venture Capital, IFC, UAE
Senior Consultant, NXN
Founding Partner at Xona Partners
Managing Director - Asia Pacific at Collinear Networks
CEO, Shoreblend, Japan
Founder & CEO ,Moogilu
Dr. Sumit D. Chowdhury
Founder & CEO ,Gaia Smart Cities, India
Betty Enyonam Kumahor
Founder and Managing Partner, Cobalt Partners, USA
Founder and President, HOT TELECOM, Canada
Founder/CEO, Global Civic Innovation Centre
Accomplished Executive, Entrepreneur, and Investor - Saudi Arabia
Co-Founder, Connect Earth, Magic-i - South Africa
Chief Executive, Connect Earth - South Africa
CEO, Omnistream, Hong Kong
Roderik van der Graaf
Managing Partner at Lemniscap, Hong Kong
General Manager at Launch Academy, Canada
Dr Hammou Messatfa
Government Technical Leader Middle East & Africa