Cairo, November 25-28, 2018 — In cooperation with the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), USAID SEED organized two workshops entitled ” Promoting Transfer and Commercialization of Technology for Better Business Environment in Egypt ” in the presence of representatives of Egyptian universities to come up with recommendations for the executive regulations of the Science and Technology Incentives Law.
The two workshops aimed at introducing techniques, skills and lesson learned that should guide the recommendations while developing the executive regulations of Law 23 of 2018, thus to deepen the process of technology transfer according to the requirements of the private sector and to raise the success rates of technology transfer and incubators.
Dr. Mahmoud Saqr, the ASRT President, confirmed that the workshops are extremely significant in the framework of our cooperation with USAID’s SEED Project. “We rely heavily on community discussion, experts, specialists, the private sector and legal authorities, as well as those who are active in technology transfer offices, in order to discuss them with leaders in higher education and scientific research to reach the best possible regulations that maximize the benefit of the law,“ he said.
The two workshops are part of SEED’s mission to develop effective and sustainable assistance, improve quality, capacity, awareness and access to services of Technology Transfer Offices across Egypt, and to link industry requirements to the outcomes of the research sector, whether from universities or research centers.
The two workshops were attended by more than 80 senior executives from the public and private sectors and ASRT members who manage the Technology Transfer Offices in Egypt.