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The project was incubated by PICTI through the Palestine Innovation Initiative (Pi2) early 2013. PICTI provided the project team with seed funding, mentoring and business development and other incubation services. PICTI also assigned a mentor for this project from the “Palestine Network of Mentors – PNM” and provided the entrepreneurs with coaching services including skills related to admin and financial aspects. During the incubation period, the team worked on developing the project prototype and pitching presentation. They also participated in local contests including Microsoft Imagine Cup and SV Program. The development of the project and the skills the team gained during the incubation period enabled them to go to the next step of development of their startup by pitching and presenting their project to international investors and business angels. The team participated in the Silicon Valley Program by Palinno during August 2013 and were selected by the panel to receive funding and business services to further develop their project.
Ramallah, West Bank - On the 5th of March, the Palestine Information and Communications Technology Incubator (PICTI) – Palestine Business and Innovation Center (BIC) celebrated program completion for 200 youth participants of PICTI’s “Path to Career” project. This project provides training and other learning activities for university students and recent graduates across the West Bank to build their employability and entrepreneurship skills.
Through “Path to Career,” 15 business plans were developed by youth and presented in a business plan competition for incubation in February. The business plans were evaluated by a jury panel made up of university and private sector representatives, and the winners announced at the Program Completion ceremony. These winners, which will receive new business incubation and development support from PICTI [BIC], include a land building strategy game, a virtual tour service targeting Jerusalem, and a mobile application to provide information and support for travelers.Read more
ضمن الجهود التي تبذلها الحاضنة الفلسطينية لتكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات (بيكتي)- مركز الأعمال والإبداع في دعم وتمكين الشباب الفلسطيني لا سيما الرياديين في القطاع التكنولوجي، ندعو كافة الرياديين والرياديات في قطاع غزه ممّن لديهم أفكاراً لمشاريع تكنولوجية إبداعية يطمحون لتنفيذها وتأسيس شركاتهم الخاصة، للتقدّم والاشتراك في: "مشروع الإنعاش الإقتصادي في غزة" والذي تنفذه بيكتي بالشراكة مع أوكسفام – بريطانيا وبدعم من دانيدا
نظمت الحاضنة الفلسطينية لتكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات (بيكتي) حفلاً يوم الثلاثاء 27/11/2012 في فندق جراند بارك- رام الله ضمن برنامج "نقطة الانطلاق" والذي تنفذه بيكتي من خلال برنامج "تعزيز الريادة الشبابية" التابع لمؤسسة الشباب الدولية "IYF" بدعم من الوكالة الأمريكية للتنمية الدولية "USAID"، حيث شارك في الحفل العديد من ممثلي القطاع الخاص بالإضافة إلى أكثر من 100 من الخريجين الجدد المشاركين في البرنامج. وقدم المهندس حسن عمر مدير الحاضنة، عرضاً حول المشروع ومنجزاته وأوضح انه تم تدريب 135 خريجاً حول مهارات القيادة والتواصل والمهارات الحياتية الأخرى، وتوفير 40 فرصة تدريبية حتى الآن في عدة مؤسسات وشركات محلية، معلناً بدء المرحلة الثانية من التدريب وتشمل دورات متخصصة في تطبيقات المحمول والشبكات الاجتماعية والمواقع الاكترونية، وقد تم تصميم التدريبات بناءاً على نتائج مسح لاحتياجات الخريجين من المهارات المطلوبة من قبل القطاع الخاص حيث شمل المسح عينة تجاوزت المائة خريج والعديد من الشركات الخاصة.
Under the patronage of the Minister of Telecommunications & Information Technology and with the support of Intel, PICTI organizes a ceremony to announce the winners of the Best Technological Business Plan for the year 2012.
With the support of Intel Corporation, the Palestinian Information & Communications Technology Incubator (PICTI) – Palestine Business and Innovation Center (BIC) held a ceremony on September 8th, to announce the winners of the Best Technological Business Plan for the year 2012 in Ankars Suites in Ramallah. Read more
“ALWANE” Palestine and the Palestine Information & Communications Technology Incubator “PICTI” have announced the launch of the “Stay Online – 5aleek Online” initiative. This occurred in a discussion meeting titled “Teleworking, Prospects and Challenges”. Those who attended were Dr. Sabri Saidam Presidential Advisor on IT, Minister of Telecommunications and IT, Dr. Safa’ Naser El-Deen, Eng. Hasan Omar, PICTI CEO, Chancellor Fawaz Abu Zerr the Secretary-General for Legal Affairs in the Palestinian Cabinet, Majid Ma’ali Secretary General of the Businessmen Association, Majid Bakeer General Manager of "Galaxy", Mohammed Abu Meilq Director of Distance Education in Al-Quds Open University, representatives of the Palestinian Telecommunication Group, representatives from the Ministry of Labor, and other youth organizations and international institutions. Read more
Ramallah – Palestine: Palestine Information & Communications Technology Incubator (PICTI) celebrated its launch as a Palestine Business & Innovation Centre (Palestine BIC) in a ceremonial conference, sponsored by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxemburg on Tuesday June 26th 2012 under the patronage of President Mahmoud Abbas, and in cooperation with the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) in Brussels.
The conference opened with a speech by Dr. Mohammad Mustafa, Chairman and CEO of the Palestine Investment Fund (PIF). The conference was attended by Dr. Sabri Saidam, Advisor to the President Abbas, Dr. Safa’ Naser Eddeen, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology, Francesco Consiglio, Representative of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Mr. Hassan Kassem, PICTI Chairman and Engineer Hasan Omar, PICTI CEO, in addition to all board members and economic specialists from both the public and private sector. Read more
As part of Palestine Information & Communications Technology Incubator’s (PICTI) efforts to support and enable Palestinian youth, especially those who are pioneers in the technology sector, we extend an invitation to technological pioneers in Gaza who have innovative ideas for technological projects with the ambition to execute them and start-up their own company, to participate in the “Economic Recovery in the Gaza Strip” program by PICTI in cooperation with OXFAM – Britain and DANIDA.
As part of PICTI efforts in supporting Palestinian youth, entrepreneurs and technology graduates and enabling them to enter into the job market, Palestine Information and Communications Technology Incubator (PICTI) in cooperation with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) have created the Path to Career program. It has been created through the program of “Youth Entrepreneurial Development” (YED) funded by the United States Agency for International Development.
Today, the mobile network is the world’s largest distribution and communication platform, with more than four billion subscribers worldwide. The growth rate of mobile technologies and services has been one of the highest in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, even amongst the poorest and underprivileged people in Palestine. Indeed, the opportunities mobile technologies are providing to Palestinian development organizations and private sector are still untapped. Accordingly, the benefits of mobile technologies may become lost opportunities.
The first animation community in Palestine for those who are interested in 3D or 2D animation. Read More..
PICTI & Microsoft Launching the PalDev.net Community. Read More..
PICTI participated in the Asia-Africa Conference on Open Source – AAOS Held in Jakarta - Indonesia. Read More..