How can startups better use local opportunities and resources to solve challenges in Suez?

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How can we make better use of industrial waste in Suez? How can we make better use of agricultural waste in Suez? How can we make better use of waste from the fish industry in Suez? How can we make better use of domestic waste in Suez? How might we fulfill the energy needs of […]

How can we make better use of industrial waste in Suez?

How can we make better use of agricultural waste in Suez?

How can we make better use of waste from the fish industry in Suez?

How can we make better use of domestic waste in Suez?

How might we fulfill the energy needs of touristic and industrial facilities in Suez by using renewable energy?

Arabian Cement Company (ACC) and  Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM)s’  Khaleeha Suessi Program in partnership with SolvEgypt would like to hear from you about potential solutions to challenges and opportunities in Suez.  There are many profitable business opportunity areas to socially benefit the community and city of Suez. We are particularly interested, but not limited, to the following areas:

1. Waste management  – utilising industrial, agricultural, domestic, solid, medical and other types of waste and recycling, reusing, repurposing, and upcycling.

2. Renewable Energy – harnessing energy using alternative forms of power-generation such as solar, wind, geothermal, tidal, wave and biofuel power.

3. Agriculture and Food production innovation –  utilising food and agricultural opportunities to create innovative methods of growing and processing and of creating new markets.

Background on Suez

While the Suez governorate has traditionally been famous for the Suez Canal and fish industries, it has a lot more to offer, ranging from industries, agriculture, investment opportunities, education and economic activity. Divided into five districts – Suez, Arbaeen, Ganayen, Faisal and Attaka – the governorate of Suez has a population of 565,716 people.  The Suez governorate is extremely diverse, with each of its five districts containing a wide range of industries. For example, the affluent Suez district includes two large oil refineries and the Suez Canal – a major waterway for the entire region; the industrial Attaka district offers several industries including cement, textiles, household utilities and several major power plants and fishing ports such as the Ain Al Sokhna part; and the rural Ganayen district has a lot to offer in the agricultural field. Dominant industries in the region include waste and water management, household utilities, textiles and cement, marine services, fishing, fertilizers, food and agriculture. Available natural resources in Suez include limestone, dolomite, coal and oil. Moreover, Suez also has a lot to offer as an educational center with the public Suez University. Finally, there is also immense potential for economic activity and investment opportunities including fisheries industries, cultivation of non-traditional crops as well as touristic developments.

Who can submit:

Everyone! Not ready to start a business now? Not currently in Suez or relocating to Suez? We’re encouraging a culture of open innovation and problem-solving.

What is Khaleeha Suessi?

It is exactly for this reason that the social startup program Khaleeha Suessi was created. Launched in 2015, Khaleeha Suessi is a year-long, social startup program by Arabian Cement Company (ACC), a leading cement company in Egypt, in partnership with Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM), the first incubator of early-stage social enterprises in the Middle East and North Africa region. The program aims to promote positive social impact and create employment opportunities by providing entrepreneurs with the tools needed to successfully establish their own startups including seed funding and business development support and long-term support. Building on the success of the first round, Khaleeha Suessi’s 2017 round aims to support 8 more startups. The program will provide capacity building and technical skills training, technical support, seed funding of up to 150,000 EGP and access to technical experts for legal, financial, human resources and communications support. For more details on the 2017 Khaleeha Suessi round and application, please click on this link.


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  • radwan

    depending on exactly what the waste and outputs of the system are, then team can form around specific challenges. By prioritizing the waste based on quantity, environmental cost, potential ROI with innnovative idea, the challenges can be worked on... Co-processing is the term used to describe introducing alternative fuels and raw materials into a standard cement production process, rather than using conventional fuels and raw materials.

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  • Mohamed Osama

    Place which dividing to moving booths,youth could rent this booths for sell his products ( new or repeated) It is important for this place to be in trading area and the rate for booth rent should be suitable for youth (small).

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  • Nahdet El Mahrousa

    Collecting organic waste from households, industry and landscaping and composting them to sell as local high-quality compost.

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  • Farah Kamel

    Fish residues for fish feed (and for oils for the food and medicine industry) Using existing fish industry waste and creating marketable products and materials from the unused or unsold parts after fish "cleaning". Guts, liver can be used to extract oil and vitamins that are often used in Medicine and cosmetics.

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