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Electronics Technology Labs
برنامج معامل الإلكترونيات والإبداع التكنولوجى

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Electronics Technology labs are technical prototyping and characterization platforms for innovation and invention, providing stimulus for local entrepreneurship and startups. The labs aim to leverage the whole value chain from design to final product. These labs will start by creating a service center that will sponsor capacity building in electronics design and fabrication, support academic design and research projects in universities and research institutions(entities), and leverage prototyping efforts in local startups and SMEs. This is one of the main objectives of the national strategy for developing Electronics Industry; "Egypt Makes Electronics" to foster the electronics industry in Egypt.​

Electronics Technology Labs Components:

The Electronics Technology Labs include three integrated divisions:

(1) IoT & Smart Cities development lab which includes electronics components, development kits, and wireless modules (4G-enabled) to boost development of IoT and smart cities applications and embedded systems in several sectors such as (but not limited to) home appliances, transportation, healthcare, surveillance, smart energy, and smart cities.

(2) Fab lab which comprises of off-the-shelf, industrial grade of high resolution subtractive and additive fabrication machines and electronics tools for rapid prototyping of product mockup (metal or plastic), molds, die-casting and even pilot production using different materials.

(3) multi-layer PCB lab (up to 6-layers) for on-site rapid PCB circuits prototyping, fabrication, and assembly. The Lab includes mini SMT assembly line for assembling chips on PCB boards, in addition to Rework station for soldering/de-soldering BGA, CSP and fine pitch components with optical inspection unit.​


Electronics Technology Labs Objectives:

  • Foster Research, Development and Innovation in Electronics systems and Integrated circuits (VLSI Chips - RF, Analog Mixed and ASIC Digital Designs)
  • Developing professional engineering workforce with the required expertise and talents.
  • Capacity building by exposing the engineers, students and researchers to the full design and development cycle by the fabrication and testing side of their design. Hence, improve the quality of the electronics systems engineering pool in the region empowered by practical experience.
  • Attract entrepreneurs to start new electronics / semiconductor ventures, or even attract existing global semiconductor players to open branches in the region.
  • Improve the quality of the soft-IPs provided from the systems and semiconductor companies in the region.
  • Reduce the costs of test-chips, prototypes and low-volume production, hence; reduce idea to market life cycle, which can give an edge to local electronics companies.
  • Leverage entrepreneurs and startups in Electronics systems, IoT and Microelectronics technologies.
  • Attract global MNC's electronics / semiconductor companies to open design centers in the region.
  • Sponsor the fabrication and testing IoT solutions in academic and research institutions in the region.

Electronics Technology Labs Beneficiaries:

  • Electronics design houses.
  • R&D centres of enterprises or universities.
  • Start-up's.
  • Factories.
  • Undergraduate / Postgraduate projects.

Electronics Technology Labs Use Cases:​​​

A.     IoT & Smart Cities Lab Use Cases:

  • Aiming to develop not only IoT applications but also general electronics systems and components that will be included as a part in the IoT systems. The proposed services include:
    1. Facilitating co-working spaces and development platforms to beneficiaries to build their systems & applications using lab capabilities based on project basis limited by period with competitive cost.
    2. The beneficiaries may access lab facilities to implement and test their applications within the lab platforms based on rental basis. 
    3. Incubation of promising innovative ideas based VC model; whereas, the lab shall contribute by lab facilities, components, materials, coaching, and prototypes.  
  • Capacity building through training programs, hackathons, workshops, and competitions in embedded systems focus on IoT and smart cities applications development in addition developing knowledge of product development life cycle.
  • Open new business opportunities for entrepreneurs and startups by sponsoring events and fairs by making exposure to market for their innovative developed products in IoT & electronics systems.

B.      Fab Lab Use Cases:

  • Rapid prototype working capabilities to beneficiaries to implement their prototypes by themselves.
  • Fab Lab academy; it is worldwide educational program and services which provides instruction and supervises investigation of mechanisms, applications, and implications of digital fabrication tools and processes for all ages.
  • Provide services to design houses, startups, enterprises to implement 3D prototype objects or mockups for their new products.
  • Capacity building to enable the students and researchers to transform their ideas or prototypes into market (Productization – Product to Market).
  • Organize series of outreach projects and workshops for the local community, focusing not only on digital fabrication, but also other fields such as bio-engineering, products development, and services with the existing digital fabrication infrastructure.

C.      PCB Lab Use Cases:

  • Providing services for prototype or pilot production with competitive cost:​
    1. PCB Fabrication single, double sided and multilayer PCB up to 6-layers.
    2. PCB prototype assembly services.
    3. Provide BGA and CSP rework services by placement, de-soldering, BGA re-balling with optical inspection system.
  • Capacity building for electronics engineers and technicians in PCB design, fabrication, and assembly of advanced technologies.​

Electronics Technology Labs Capabilities:​

​​​IoT & Smart Cities Lab Capabilities are here.

Fab Lab Capabilities are here.

PCB Lab Capabilities are here.