AUC Professor Startup Wins JICA Ninja Competition

The startup company of Wael Mamdouh, associate professor of nanotechnology, was selected as one of the winners of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Next Innovation with Japan (NINJA) Business Plan Competition.

JICA launched this competition in July 2020 for businesses emerging during the COVID-19 outbreak to discover innovative business models and technologies that not only provide prescriptive solutions to the current pandemic but also respond to the expected radical changes in the post-pandemic socio-economic reality.

NANO-Fib-TECH, which is set to be an AUC Spinoff soon, won on the basis of being a “promising emerging startup in Egypt.” At a ceremony held for the award, Mamdouh was congratulated by Chief Representative of JICA Egypt, Omura¬†Yoshifumi.