The Research office was established in February 2017. It is responsible for providing a rich and appropriate environment for researchers and students in ZC to conduct innovative and safe research protect their IP rights, commercialize their research products in order to fill the gap between research and industry.
Research office of Zewail city is supported by TICO with co-fund from ASRT to enable achieving the research office goals, and offer several services.
Vision and mission
Vision: Research office advocate creative research in Zewail city towards innovative social and economic research outcomes which can be transformed from lab to market, leading to solving national and social problems.
Mission: Research office mission is to increase Zewail City research opportunities and assist researchers and students to obtain and manage research grants, manage their research effectively. Also, Research office supports the development and commercialization of valuable research product leading to satisfying the social and national economy needs.
Grants and Research Collaborations Office /GICO
The aim is to develop research ideas by providing eligible and good grant opportunities, information about national and international funding agencies. In addition to assist researchers in writing and submitting suitable proposals. This is achieved by providing services to:
Develop research and publications policies
Identify potential funding National and international opportunities relevant to ZC research themes.
Support researchers in managing technical/ administrative tasks in research projects
Follow up on research grants, partnerships, and research agreements
Enhance the chances of obtaining technical and financial support for research project
Establish partnerships with benefactors and sponsors.
Ensure the research is implemented and regulated under ethical standards.
Assist researchers in searching and retrieving technology information
Monitor technology markets and competitors
Technology transfer and support Center / TTO / TISC
It aims to enable researchers to exploit their innovative potential and to create, protect, and manage their intellectual property (IP) rights. It evaluates the produced invention’s and protects the Intellectual property of the invention of economic value and benefit to the Egyptian market and sociality by securing patents, and copyrights. This is achieved by providing service to:
Support and advise researchers of the research and the commercialization aspects of their prototypes.
Evaluate patentable ideas and inventions
Protect and License the intellectual properties of high potential to commercialize valuable researchers’ inventions and discoveries.
Support researchers to transform their invention with social and national importance from lab to market
Support researchers with market needs and national industrial requirements.
Raise awareness of innovative research and technologies
Creating a database for research activities in Zewail City.
Work with researchers to follow with their projects and discoveries
Link the industry and research together
Review and evaluate new discoveries and technologies with commercialization potential
Funding the prototype and Semi-industrial model
Negotiate and enforce license agreements and other contracts
Facilitate economic development through support of entrepreneurial
Research Development and Innovation / RDI
It aims to serve Zewail city community to enhance research, development and innovation performance facilitating towards a knowledge-based economy by fostering the Science and Innovation culture and environment, and expanding research collaboration between with business sectors. This is achieved by providing service to:
Establish an updated database of researchers and research areas relevant to RDI programmes.
Update Zewail City with new calls and information.
Undergo a continuous process of capacity building and training which enables researchers to provide relevant information to researchers whenever requested.
Organize of capacity building activities on how to prepare and apply for a research grant from EU funding programmes.
Organize of information sessions/days, website, promotional material, networking activities, email alerts and newsletters.
Provide researchers with focused guidance and support aiming at a successful participation.
Guidance for interested researchers with needed technical and administrative guidance to apply for RDI programmes and activities.
Identify funding opportunities relevant to the researcher’s field of expertise Assistance of researchers.
Advising and consultation activities to successful applicants.
Environmental Health and Safety
It aims to serve Zewail city community by promoting safety to protect the environment and member’s health. We are committed to developing the culture which values safety, health, and environment, and promotes safe practices throughout all facilities and activities in the city; research labs practice, outdoor experimental practices, workshops activities, …etc.
EHS provide service to faculty, researchers, students, and staff to recognize risks and allow them to learn, conduct experiments, and work safely within minimal injuries, illnesses, and harmful environmental impact. This is accomplished by providing services to:
Develop safety policies to protect members and students in Zewail City.
Eliminate potential hazards in Zewail City campus
Provide 24/7 monitoring and support to all members and facilities
Protect the students and researchers undertaking practical training or research at Zewail city
Provide training on safety regulations and capacity building to community
Providing training and on spot consultation
Conduct periodic audits and reviews of environmental health and safety practices in research and educational workshops
Conduct frequent scenario rehearsal for evacuations and emergency safe acts
Mange bio/chemical hazards
Manage and regulate animal facility use, and ensure animals are treated ethically and human in research