Submit your application to win the Cartier Women's Initiative Award 2013. The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards aim to encourage the most vulnerable category of entrepreneurs in their most vulnerable phase: women entrepreneurs starting up. Since their inception in 2006, they have accompanied over 100 promising female business-owners and recognized 32 Laureates.Read more >>
Submit your application to win the Welfare Association Youth Award 2012. The "Munir Kaloti" award aims to foster innovation and promote entrepreneurship among palestinian youth. Applications from West Bank, Gaza, Jerusalem, Arab 48, and refugee camps in Lebanon are welcome to participate.Read more >>
Submit your business plan now to become eligible for the Growing SMEs marketplace Netherlands in November 2012! BiD Network Week and ‘Growing SMEs’ Event – Connect. Exchange. Invest BiD Network supports small and medium sized enterprises in emerging markets to get ready for finance. In November 2012 we will organize the 8th edition of the BiD Network Week...Read more >>
Education is the engine room of the knowledge economy - and the IT Center of Excellence is located inside the Birzeit University campus to play an active role in bridging the gap between academia and the IT industry. In the area of higher education, the center works in the following areas:
The initiative is to build a strong and cohesive university-based entrepreneurial environment that encourages new business start-ups and spin-offs. The purpose of this track is to capture and support a pipeline of innovative ideas emerging from Palestine's youth population. [Read More]
NZITCE works to tackle the many challenges associated with the use of ICT in higher education in order to help formulate the optimal level of ICT integration into the educational system, particularily in the math, science, and engineering tracks.
- Information Technology (IT) Training
In the West Bank, not only academia generates top professionals. The training programs at the IT Center of Excellence are very highly regarded by Palestinian employers. Our skills-development training programs are designed to generate a continuous supply of competent Palestinian ICT manpower who will design, develop, engineer, implement, and manage computer-based information systems. [Download Flyer]
Next-generation businesses will be built around innovation and will be enabled with Information and Communication Technologies. The Najjad Zeenni IT Center of Excellence is recognized for its contribution to the Palestinian ICT industry through the following sector development activities:
- ICT Training
The Najjad Zeenni IT Center of Excellence plans, develops, and delivers a multitude of professional ICT training programs that are responsive to the Palestinian market needs.
The incubation program at NZITCE is a university-driven program that provides early-stage companies with the enabling infrastructure and tools to become high growth enterprises.
NZITCE is committed to developing a viable and vibrant ICT industry in Palestine by weaving together research, innovative IT solutions, and successful business models.
Changing Lives & Transforming Communities using ICT: The Najjad Zeenni IT Center of Excellence continuously hosts information technology summer camps, IT competitions, and other technology-related events.
- Student Technology Excellence Program (STEP)
STEP is a program that fuels and ignites high-school students' interest in information and communication technology through fun and learning. The program encourages team-based work and promotes higher-order thinking.
- Information Security Awareness for Teens
Palestinian teens are increasingly using digital and online communication channels such as facebook, chat, bluetooth devices, and email. The training program provides the teen participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to help them protect themselves from online fraud, identity theft, privacy leaks, and other e-attacks made against them when using these new communication channels.