Welcome to Made In Egypt (MIE) competition for undergraduates. MIE is a program for students in their senior graduating year from engineering and computer science from all Egyptian universities. The competition aims at developing the outcome of students’ graduation projects by exposing the students to the needs of the market and giving them a chance to develop prototypes for such needs aroused by industrial partners.
We have a very different round this year that focuses on product design and development cycle. The program phases are designed to equip the students with the definition of product and development cycle principals and how to apply them through the graduation project. This is done through collaboration with engineers working in R&D centers who provide students with mentorship and support.
A functional prototype is not enough as an output this round. But robust, optimum, flexible and maintainable design, stable product. Those concepts and topics are addressed in this round of MIE.
MIE program is designed to play a certain part within product/service development cycle through producing MMP or PSP and not necessary final product/service. This output is called “MIE Seed”.
Having a finals product ready to market is not a small-scope task that can fit a graduation project scope. So, our program ends at finals tangible value in one of three categories:
Talented R&D Engineer: Team members are qualified to start their career and work in R&D departments in industry. The skills they learnt and knowledge they acquired are base to develop new products and contribute to existing R&D projects.
Startup: Team can take their graduation project as a seed for their startup. Then they can complete product development and engagement with market into their startup.
Research: Team members are capable to continue work on their project as a research topic and complete their post graduate studies.
New Product Development (NPD) process: the complete process of bringing a new product to market. New product development is described in the literature as the transformation of a market opportunity into a product available for sale.
Minimum Viable Product (MVP): is a product which has just enough features to gather validated learning about the product and its continued development.] Gathering insights from an MVP is often less expensive than using a product with more features which increase costs and risk in the case where the product fails due to incorrect assumptions. For example, if your product is "Satellite Radio", the main function is to receive radio channels from satellite, the MVP is a device generating audio from one satellite channel. LCD, Equalizer, Memory, remote control, design, battery...etc all are extra items not needed in MVP. It is a learning vehicle. It allows you to test an idea by exposing an early version of your product to the target users and customers, to collect the relevant data, and to learn from it. It is a risk reduction tool. The MVP is called minimum, as you should spend as little time and effort to create it.
Minimal Marketable Product (MMP)/Potentially Shippable Product (PSP): The product with the smallest feature set that still addresses the user needs and creates the right user experience. It is based on the idea that less is more. The MMP is a tool to reduce time-to-market. The key to creating a successful MMP is to “develop the product for the few, not the many,” and to focus on those features that make a real difference to the users. To discover the right features, the MVP is the right tool.
MVP1 + MVP2 + MVP3 + MVPn = MMP
Please click each Phase to get more information about it.
Who Can Compete?
Egyptian undergraduates in the last year
What is the Team Size?
Minimum 2 members
What is the Deadline?
Online Final submissions close on April 20th , 2017
What Can You Win?
What Do You Submit?
Project Idea , Demo Video , Team Members