Ericsson announces winners of Smart Schools competition

Competition challenged Egyptian school children to create Networked Society ideas

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Ericsson announces winners of Smart Schools competition The competition was launched to encourage innovation in schools.
By  Mark Sutton Published  July 10, 2015

Ericsson has announced the winners of its second annual Smart Schools competition in Egypt.

The competition, held in co-operation with Nile Schools, challenged students to come up with ideas for inventions based on the highly connected ‘Networked Society'.

HebaTullah Shaker from Obour Nile School won the first place for her idea ‘Good Harvest', Omar Ayman from Obour Nile school won the second place for his idea ‘Smart Bin' while Salma Ihab from 6th of October Nile school won the third place for her idea ‘Revealing secrets'.

The winners were awarded a round trip during the summer vacation to Ericsson's Experience Centre in Sweden where they will have the opportunity to explore more around the ICT fast evolution and what the future is still holding. Also, they will get the chance to present their ideas to Ericsson research experts who will study the implementation of their ideas in real life.

"The Smart Schools competition in Egypt reflects our belief in the young generations' great potential to come up with unique and exciting ideas to shape the Networked Society.  Last year, we launched the competition towards private schools in Egypt and this year we collaborated with Nile Schools, Egypt's first governmental school that applies international curriculum and is funded by the Educational Development Fund and administered by the Egyptian Council of Ministers, to reach out to more students across the country covering five governorates across Egypt. It was great to see those insights and ideas that the students brought into the final round," said Isil Yalcin, president of Ericsson North East Africa.

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