Companies with the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Registered Egyptian industrial companies (small, medium and large*) all over Egypt.
  • Companies from all industrial sectors
  • Companies that have developed and implemented a marketable innovation in the last 5 years
  • Innovations can be one of the following:
    • Product Innovation
    • Process Innovation
    • Supply Chain Innovation
    • Marketing Innovation
  • Innovations should demonstrate substantial impact such as job creation, increase in profits, cost saving, export promotion, and positive environmental or social impact.

*Company size will be taken into consideration when evaluating applications

Innovation Definition and Types

An innovation is a new or improved product or process (or combination thereof) that creates business value and differs significantly from the firm’s previous products or processes and that has been introduced on the market or brought into use by the firm.

The types of innovations included in the award are:

  • Product Innovation: New innovative product or innovative features in current product. This includes significant improvements in technical specifications, components and materials, user friendliness or other functional characteristics.
  • Process Innovation: Innovation in the manufacturing/production process either by increasing productivity, decreasing cost or causing other impact.
  • Supply Chain Innovation: Innovation implemented in sourcing raw materials, logistics or distribution
  • Marketing Innovation: Innovation implemented in a marketing related activity either to increase brand equity, promote a new product or service or other marketing activities

Assessment criteria

Having fulfilled the eligibility criteria, the innovations will be assessed based on the following blocks:

  • Knowledge
  • Novelty
  • Implementation
  • Value creation

Evaluation criteria is developed in accordance with the 4th edition of the Oslo manual (a guideline published by the OECD for collecting, reporting, and using data on innovation).

The Award will give the opportunity to benefit from the following

  • Get recognized as an innovation driven company within the Egyptian industry
  • Identify your company’s position among other innovative companies in the Egyptian industry
  • The final shortlisted companies will attend workshops and trainings delivered by professional innovation consultants
  • The final shortlisted companies will be exhibiting their innovations in the Awarding ceremony and will gain valuable exposure and publicity

Award Prizes


Trophy & Certificate


Professional Marketing Video


Customised Business Support

October 21, 2020 to December 5, 2020

Release Of The Application Form

Fill in the application form online through the website on this link

January 1, 2021 to January 31, 2021

Companies’ Presentations and Field Visits

Companies who pass the application phase are contacted to prepare a short presentation on their implemented innovation (product or process or supply chain or marketing) to be evaluated by the Award consultants during a field visit to the company.


February 8, 2021 to March 18, 2021

Announcing The Finalists

Companies who pass the presentations phase are announced and contacted to receive coaching on presentation skills and innovation related topics delivered by professional innovation consultants.

June 2021

Awarding Ceremony

  • Companies in the final stage present their innovations to a grand jury and a large audience
  • Finalist companies participate in the Award exhibition to showcase their innovations and network
  • Winners are announced
Applications for Ebtaker 2020 are now closed.

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