To All 5th National ICT innovation Competition Participants

This is to inform you that there will be half a day training session for all competitors on the coming Friday April 25, 2016 (Miazia 14, 2008 E.C) Morning from 8:30AM to 12:30PM (2:30-6:30 Local Time).

Venue: Addis Ababa University, Technology Campus (AAiT) 5 kilo, Auditorium.

If you are out of Addis Ababa or unable to attend the training, we will upload the whole training session recorded video on our website and we will
send you training slides via email.

For more call 011 895 90 56/57. 



 5th National ICT Innovation Competition 2015/16

  • If ... you develop software and want to show your software to a national audience, on TV, Radio, Newspapers ...
  • If ... you want to get a chance to meet and network with different organizations, companies, important people in ICT, potential partners and sponsors, and build a network that can help you
  • IF ... you want win awards of up to 75,000 Birr - Seventy Five Thousand Birr and get a chance at making money with the software you've developed

Then - Apply to Win in the 5th National ICT Innovation Competition


o General Category

o Women-Only Category


o Ethiopian Citizen 

o Individual (in group) applicants who is(are) the owner of the work/idea   

o Original work which is not used for other competition/commercial purpose.


o The panel of juries will consist highly qualified personnel from Ethiopia/around the world.

Prize for both categories:

o 1st Prize winner: 75,000 ETB and more...     
o 2nd Prize winner: 50,000 ETB and more...

o 3rd Prize winner: 25,000 ETB and more...

Requirements: Your software/application has to contribute to Ethiopia's socio-economic development - or  - has great market potential.

NB: In the beginning, the applicant is only expected to submit the abstract of the project/idea after short period of time the applicant is expected to demonstate the application he/she developed.

Use the Registration Page to register for the competition.

If the registration page doesn't work for you please download this word document, fill the information, save it with your name and send it to the email address   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

DEADLINE: MARCH 22, 2016 (መጋቢት 13፣ 2008 ዓ.ም)




ICT Center of Excellence

The ICT Center of Excellence (CoE) was established as a vehicle for rapid development of ICT, and as a catalyst to help realize the promise of ICT as a key enabler and accelerator of socio-economic development.

The Center of Excellence aims to utilize innovation based on high quality research and development, training, consulting, and technology transfer, to drive rapid advances of ICT, and its deployment for breakthrough results in national development. ICT CoE will do this by developing networks of partnerships with organizations, both public and private, and local as well as international. These partnerships will enable the CoE to develop into a hub or focal point that will mobilize a wide range of resources.


Our RESEARCH objective

Carry out research that advances knowledge, is recognized for its excellence and generates breakthrough, user-focused technologies.

Some of our Research Themes are:

  • Business Solutions
  • Academic Content
  • Technology Transfer
  • Best Practices
  • Human Computer Interface

Organizational values are extremely important to a research organization such as COE. They influence behavior in pursuing the organization's Mission and provide the basis for high levels of achievement for the longer term.

How we behave and what we value is important in building our unique culture and external identity. With this in mind, COE has developed a core set of values that are guiding principles for what we do and who we are.


The vision of the Center is to become a focal point for the advancement of ICT research, innovation, collaboration, dissemination of valuable knowledge, and training. ICT CoE will thereby serve as a vehicle for rapid ICT advances that support the socio-economic development of Ethiopia as it moves towards integrating itself into the global knowledge economy. ICT CoE, as a result of this becomes a reference center in ICT for the country as well as the region.

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