icealex is a community driven technology innovation space with a strong social and environmental commitment. The main approach for ice activities in Alexandria is to provide an enabling ecosystem for action-oriented minds co-creating sustainable solutions for local challenges.
Vision: Socially-responsible, open & independent community of innovative persons & entrepreneurs in Alexandria”.
Mission: Providing an enabling environment for action-oriented minds & co-creating sustainable solutions for local challenges.
icealex is an ever-growing international network of hubs and nodes in Cairo & Alexandria (Egypt), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Weimar (Germany). ice seeks to enable innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship in terms of actions and behaviors – create, share and benefit.
Focus Tracks: As ice stands for Innovation, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship. We focus mainly on providing different services and facilities around the Maker Movement and Social Entrepreneurship as follows:
- Innovation, promoting the invention and development of home-grown technological products and services that constitute affordable and viable technological solutions for local challenges (known as #MakerMovement). Services offered under this track are:
- Rapid Prototyping & Digital Manufacturing Services (Laser Cutter, CNC Router,…etc)
- Technical DIY workshops
- Projects Mentoring
- Entrepreneurship, bringing together individuals with ideas and potential startups, who are motivated to become change-makers in their local environment.
- Training Workshops.
- Coworking space for startups and freelancers.
- Networking activities.
- Mentoring for Startups.
- Alexandria Entrepreneurs Day (Conference) as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Our socially responsible hub provides reasonable pricings for startups, makers and students in order to support them performing their work as well as enhancing networking opportunities.