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Egypt Makes Electronics (EME) is a presidential initiative launched to position the electronics industry as one of the key props for growth in the Egyptian economy. It is schemed as a main contributor to double the Egyptian exports, reduce imports of electronic and electrical appliances to the local market, and provide hundreds of thousands of jobs for researchers, engineers, skilled technicians, and workers .​

EME initiative focuses on two main scopes:

 First is the superior design and production of electronic circuits and systems with high added-value and backed with a high level of tech support.

 Second is creating a labor-intensive electronics manufacturing industry

EME pillars are summarized as follows:

Attract investors to manufacture promising electronic products characterized by high and fast payoffs

Products marked by the ever-growing local and regional demands. The initial promising products are mobile phones, tablets, GPS tracking devices, LED lighting, smart meters, LED TVs and displays, and solar energy systems

Empower research, development and innovation in electronics

Foster industry-academia collaboration

Encourage exports and maximize utilization of Egypt's trade agreements

Invest in equipment and people to fulfill the electronics industry needs

Brand Egypt as a leading regional hub for innovative electronic designs

EME adopts nine programs fashioned for developing the electronics industry in Egypt. These are:

 CAPEX Attraction Program

Promising Products Subprogram

Feeding Industry Subprogram

OPEX Financing Program

Innovative Designs Empowerment Program

RDI Subprogram

Local Design Pilot Manufacturing Subprogram

Design Companies Development Program

Centers of Excellence/Prototype Fabrication Facilities Subprogram

Design and Development Tools Subprogram

Startups Subprogram

Patents Subprogram

Prototype Fabrication Subprogram

Collaboration and Technology Transfer Agreements Subprogram

Export Incentive Program

Marketing Funding Program

Technical and Specialized Training Program

Customized Training Program

Supporting Activities Program

International companies join the presidential initiative Egypt manufactures electronics

The political leadership has succeeded in transforming Egypt into a regional center for the production, manufacture and export of digital services in the Middle East and Africa, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has called on international companies to be present in Egypt, local manufacturing and localization of the industry through his sponsorship and adoption of the presidential initiative Egypt manufactures electronics, and indeed there are three of the largest international companies manufactured on the territory of Egypt, namely Samsung, Vivo and Nokia .

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