In the year 2017, during the country’s celebration of Egypt’s Science Day, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi initiated a presidential decree that the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR) would establish a Fund to sponsor innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and gifted students, in which the public/private sector and civil society financially participate in the social responsibility activities.
The Fund was established by Law No. (1) of 2019, provided that it has a public legal personality, and reports to the competent minister. Accordingly, the Fund aims at stimulating enlightened minds that possess analytical and innovative skills through applying knowledge and science.
Its headquarters is located in Cairo governorate, and it has the right to establish other branches all over Egypt by a decision of its board of directors.
Simply put, the ISF is an Egyptian Fund applying international specifications, which supports technological advancements that enables innovators, entrepreneurs, and gifted students to develop world-class technological and scientific solutions to meet market and societal challenges, and become a catalyst for a scientific-based economy.
“Develop world-class technological and scientific solutions to meet market and societal challenges, and become a catalyst for a scientific-based economy.”
“Enhance Egypt’s competitiveness in global technological innovation indicators to implement the objectives and policies through Egypt’s educational and research institutions.”
At the ISF, we ensure to adopt fundamental values that are the building blocks of our code of conduct:
Dear ISF Community & Supporters,
It is a great pleasure and honor to welcome you to the Innovators Support Fund – ISF – and thank you for showing your interest in our institution. The ISF is a one-of-its-kind Egyptian Fund that was established in the year 2017 with an end in mind to keep the ecosystem thriving in the framework of Egypt Vision 2030. The core objective of the ISF is to take calculated steps towards developing the Egyptian innovators, entrepreneurs, gifted students, and scientific researchers who possess brilliant talents and have come up with ideas or projects that will transform the futuristic outlook of the Egyptian economy.
At the ISF, we strive to help our target audience with training workshops, and seminars tackling trendiest topics, such as: design thinking; prototyping, market research, and others to put them on the right path and could take their business to the next level. We offer multiple services and programs that aid as the helping hand for innovative entrepreneurs, especially those at the early-stage of their businesses.
Because we understand the importance of the students’ and researchers involvement in the latest for greater academic and business achievements, ISF provides multiple golden opportunities that cannot be missed. This is your choice to venture beyond your comfort zone and start a bright future.
Looking forward to interacting with you soon through our programs!