Memorandum of understanding on cooperation between the Egyptian and Korean Patent Office

Under the auspices of Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research,Dr. Mahmoud Saqr, President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, and Mr. Kim, Director of the Korea Patent Office, signed a joint memorandum of understanding on cooperation between the Korean Patent Office and the Egyptian Patent Office to exchange experiences and provide technical consultation to the Egyptian side .

within this mou, joint proposal to develop and automate by the Egyptian office will be implemented with total fund 3 million dollars as a grant , This fund will be used to develop an information base  and a mechanism for the information exchange through regional, local and international levels beside spreading awareness of intellectual property within the framework of Egypt's 2030 strategy and achieving its objectives., in addition to converting the applications submitted through the Egyptian Office to an electronic image to facilitate its exchange with patent offices worldwide. [...]

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Yasmine Samir won first place in the competition of Fame Lab 2017

Under the auspices of Dr. Khalid Abdul Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research , Final promo of  Fame Lab 2017 held in Suhaimi House, The competition is one of the aspects of cooperation between the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and the British Council . Based on the evaluation committee and the public vote Yasmin Samir Abdel Salam, a student at Faculty of Science, Alexandria University won the first place and while Ahmed Mahmoud Sanad, a student at Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University occupied the second . They were rewarded a travel to England representing Egypt in the international competition to be held during the Cheltenham Science Festival in the United Kingdom in June 2017. For the first time in the history of Fame Lab, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology offered a reward to the third winner Ibrahim Saleh ,A student at Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, a travel to participate in the Cheltenham Science Festival in the United Kingdom. Dr. Mahmoud Saqr, President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, announced in his speech that the Academy will provide financial prizes to each student who won by public vote during the previous tours in Tanta, Beni Suef, Suez ,Alexandria and Cairo in order to encourage Youth .[...]

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Prof. Sakr welcomes the Chinese delegation to promote the relations in the field of technology transfer between the two countries

Under auspices of his Excellency Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khalid Abdul Ghaffar, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in cooperation with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport and the Arab Chinese Center for Technology Transfer will organize a workshop entitled "2017 china-Egypt projects promotion and Matchmaking" . 

The workshop will be held within the framework of cooperation between the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and the Arab Chinese Center for Technology Transfer ,as"  Dr. Mahmoud Sakr" President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and "Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar" President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, will welcome a delegation from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and China-Arab Center for Technology Transfer in China .[...]

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Award Committee announces increasing of number of Egyptian winners in Geneva International Innovation Expo

“The number Egyptian winners with golden medals has increased to 5 winners, while 3 wine silver medals and 6 bronze medals.” Said ASRT spokesperson Shereen Sabry

ASRT is to  honor the winners in a ceremony attended by his Excellency the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research as a step to shade light on distinguished inventors. And the winners are Abdel- rAhman Omran wines golden medal for his invention “smart chair” and he was the  first winner in the TV show “Cairo Innovates”, Zaky Abdell-Atif Zaky wines a golden medal for his invention “smart drill device for predicting  excavation at early stages”, Tarek Sha’baan wines a golden medal, Ahmed Matter and Hadeer Aboel-Saud wine a golden medal for their invention of a novel treatment for Melanoma, and Ihab Adel win a golden medal.   

For more details about the winners http://www.asrt.sci.eg/ar/index.php/news/item/239-2017-04-02-19-01-52

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Egypt hosted work meetings of Joint Coordination Committee between ASRT and JINR

The annual meeting was held to evaluate the outcomes of the international scientific cooperation between the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russian Federation. The meeting discussed what was executed previous year and the roadmap of the next year. The meeting was headed by President of ASRT Prof. Mahmoud Sakr and Vice Director of JINR Prof. Richard Lednický. The Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) meeting in Cairo, came within the partnership between the two sides since 2009, aiming at expanding research areas for Egyptian young researches through joint researches and projects between the two ASRT and JINR. The said areas of research included theoretical physics, nanotechnology applications, material science and condensed matter, relative nuclear physics, nuclear applications in medicine and pharmacology, radiation studies of ecology computing and networks and physics of heavy ions.

The fruitful cooperation resulted in organizing 7 summer schools in Dubna attended by 130 Egyptian  researchers and assistant lecturers and lecturers form universities and researcher centers. 20 joint projects were executed, 70 researches were published in reputable scientific journals and magazines as a part of the funded activities within the agreement. 2015 witnessed a celebration ceremony of 5 years of successful collaboration between ASRT and JINR.   [...]

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Council of Scientific Research Code of Ethics discusses" Ethics of Science and Technology applications of National Projects "

 Under auspices of his Excellency Minister of Higher Education Dr. Ashraf El-shehy,   ASRT  Council of Scientific Research code of Ethics held a workshop on "Ethics of  Science and Technology applications of national projects in Jan, 10th, 2107 in the main conference room ASRT.

The workshop gave opportunity to decision makers to constitute a comprehensive vision about the strategic relationship between scientific research institutions and the projects were done by such national projects, and the importance for inter-cooperation between them. The workshop was attended by scientists and specialists concerned with codes of ethics of scientific research.  The workshop tackled a conclusion of a study on  "code of ethics blog" compromised of practices and mechanisms that guaranteed success and sustainable development to national projects included in the study, and they were:

1-Suze Canal development project 2.

2-Sinai Peninsula development project.

3-The project of reclamation of 1,5 million acres.

4- The golden triangle development project "governorates of Quna, Safaga, and El-kosier.

As the main objective of the workshop was to provide decision makers with all cons and pros to help them to take accurate decision based on facts, therefore, the workshop discussed the importance of including a unit for scientific research in the structural organization of each project. The main function of such unit is to follow up the accuracy of science and technology applications and improve practices of various projects to be updated with the latest scientific applications.

The ethical dimension supports and enhances the efforts to achieve the targets of Egyptian developmental program, which includes for example, but not limited to, agricultural field and its importance on both economic and social levels to secure food. Therefore, more studies should be directed to enhancing soil natural and chemical features. Also, as a due of water scarcity, novel irrigation systems should be applied. Rational water use is important issue considering critical effects of wasting water on the developmental program including metrological activities in Sinai and golden triangle area. 

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Ministries of Scientific Research & Military production: from Manufacture to Commercialization

Under the auspice of their Excellencies Ministers of Military Production/ General, Dr. Eng. Mahmoud El-assar and of Higher Education  Dr. Asharf El-shehy, ASRT represented by its  president Prof. Mahmoud Saker and the president of The National Authority of Military Production,  Eng. Hassan Ahmed Abdel-Mageed have signed Cooperation Protocol on Transferring Technology Knowledge, Inventions and Innovations to manufacture and Commercialization stage. The Protocol was signed on Wednesday, 18th Jan., 2017.

The Protocol aims at promoting national industries and produces high quality goods and products based on technical knowledge results from applied research projects, as way to decrease imports and increase exports.

The Cooperation Protocol builds a  bridge  between scientific research and industry.  The government aims at maximizes the benefits from conducted researches to reach  high tech products labeled "made in Egypt"   through directly linking  research institutes and universities research centers with industrial agencies.

The Cooperation Protocol tends to finance initiatives and applied research projects as a way to establish vertical technology transfer to prioritize products to be manufactured and assembled       based on feasibility studies.  Industrial agencies will be responsible for manufacturing prototypes as an initial step to enter the stage of mass production and conduct R&D to continuously improve the national products.

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Call for Membership Applications Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities 2017

ASRT announces for Call for Membership Applications Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities , AGYA offers its members a unique opportunity to take an active part in the life of the multidisciplinary academy and supports them to implement their own ideas, visions and creative projects in the framework of Arab-German research cooperation.Applicants should be early-career researchers. At the time of application, the candidate’s doctoral degree has preferably been conferred upon him/her no less than three and no longer than ten years.

Application:
Interested applicants are invited to submit the following documents:
- Application form from here.
- CV, including a list of publications
- Letter of motivation
- Two letters of academic references

For guidelines from this link http://agya.info/about-us/call-for-membership-2017/ 

The documents should be submitted via e-mail as a single PDF file to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline: The closing date for the submission of applications is Sunday, 2 April 2017.[...]

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Call for Membership Applications Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities 2017

ASRT announce for Call for Membership Applications Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities , AGYA offers its members a unique opportunity to take an active part in the life of the multidisciplinary academy and supports them to implement their own ideas, visions and creative projects in the framework of Arab-German research cooperation.Applicants should be early-career researchers. At the time of application, the candidate’s doctoral degree has preferably been conferred upon him/her no less than three and no longer than ten years.

Application:
Interested applicants are invited to submit the following documents:
- Application form from here.
- CV, including a list of publications
- Letter of motivation
- Two letters of academic references

For guidelines from this link http://agya.info/about-us/call-for-membership-2017/ 

The documents should be submitted via e-mail as a single PDF file to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline: The closing date for the submission of applications is Sunday, 2 April 2017.[...]

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Call for National Scientific Networks 2016/2017

 Dr. / Khalid Abdul Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Dr. / Mahmoud Saqr President of the Academy of Scientific Research launched today the second phase of the National Program to create a scientific networks by Academy of Scientific Research and Technology.

The Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, as the Egyptian house of expertise and National think tank of the country brings together Egyptian scientists and experts from universities, research institutions, private sector, NGOs, policymakers and prominent Egyptian scientists in Diaspora to deliberate country problems, propose and carry out scientific studies and future strategic basic plans to tackle these problems. In this frame, ASRT realize the importance of establishing National Scientific Networks to network science, technology and innovation institutions, professionals, and researchers of the same field with each other, on both scales national and international; Networks are important to pool all existing activities, institutional facilities, and experiences to avoid duplication of research in the same area, maximizing the benefits of available scattered resources, avoiding parallel efforts and building National critical scientific masses of scientists and experts in different basics, converging and frontier sciences.  In the last two years ASRT operated and funded two Networks and approved third one to start on this year

  • National Network of Nuclear Science
  • National Network of Nanotechnology
  • National Network of Cancer

 

Thus ASRT is launching new Call for National Scientific Networks in the following areas:

  • National Scientific Network of Mathematics
  • National Scientific Network of Metal Casting
  • National Scientific Network of Biotechnology
  • National Scientific Network of Bioinformatics
  • National Scientific Network of Herbaria 
  • National Scientifc Network of Science Explainers and Science Journalisms
  • National Network of Technological Incubators

You can find the guidlines from here ,Submission will be electronical through http://submission.asrt.sci.eg

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2017 at 17:00 pm Cairo timing[...]

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