Zewail City of Science and Technology is a nonprofit, independent institution of learning, research and innovation. The concept of the City was proposed in 1999 and its cornerstone laid on January 1, 2000. After numerous delays, the project was revived by the Egyptian cabinet's decree on May 11, 2011 following the January 25 Revolution. The Cabinet proclaimed it a National Project for Scientific Renaissance and named it Zewail City of Science and Technology. On December 20, 2012, a special law for Zewail City was granted, allowing students to enroll at its university and Egypt to begin a new era of modern development in scientific research and technological production.


In 2014, former Egyptian President Adly Mansour issued a presidential decree granting the City a new campus on a 200-acre premises in the October Gardens of 6th of October City. This was followed by an order from President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to build the new campus by the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces. Construction at the new location is proceeding at a steady pace; and when completed, the inauguration of this National Project will be honored by the presence of the Egyptian president and the City’s Supreme Advisory Board members. Until then, we continue to operate from the Sheikh Zayed campus and our headquarters will remain in Garden City.


The cornerstone of Zewail City of Science and Technology was laid on January 1, 2000 in the Sheikh Zayed District of 6th of October City, Cairo. Present at the ceremony were Dr. Ahmed Zewail, then Prime Minister Dr. AtefEbeid, and a number of ministers including Ahmed Nazif, who later became involved in his capacity as Prime Minister.

After many delays in the City’s establishment, the January 25 revolution in 2011 led to the revival of the initiative, and Dr. Zewail was asked by the Egyptian government to form the Supreme Advisory Board and re-launch the initiative on its original site. On May 11, 2011 the Cabinet of Ministers issued a decree to establish the National Project for Scientific Renaissance, and named it Zewail City of


the National Project for Scientific Renaissance, and named it Zewail City of Science and Technology.

The City was officially inaugurated on November 1, 2011 in two buildings belonging to the Egyptian government on the Sheikh Zayed premises. The final legal status was established when the City was granted law 161, issued on December 20, 2012. This law outlines the City’s aims and constituents, as well as its financial and administrative structures. Former Egyptian president Adly Mansour issued decree 115 on April 9, 2014 granting 198 acres to Zewail City for the construction of the new campus in the October Gardens of 6th of October City.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi decreed that the new campus be built by the Engineering Authority of the Egyptian Armed Forces and inaugurated in a one-year time frame. Zewail City’s University of Science and Technology and Research Institutes are now fully operational at the Sheikh Zayed campus—in accord with decree 832 granted by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab—until construction of the new campus is completed. The headquarters is also fully functional in Cairo’s Garden City. Inauguration of Zewail City by the Prime Minister and some members of the Cabinet on November 1, 2011. Following the January 25 revolution and with a strong national will, we are certain that, as our motto indicates, “Egypt Can” elevate local technologies to the world level and increase national productivity in a relatively short time.


Zewail City Mission

Zewail City of Science and Technology – with its five constituents: the University of Science and Technology, the Research Institutes, the Technology Pyramid, the Academy, and the Center for Strategic Studies – is designed to bring about effective participation in 21st century science, to elevate local technologies to an international level and to increase national productivity. We aim to contribute to building a knowledge-based society, founded on creative thinking through providing a merit-based education and engaging with the public at large, and integrating the challenge of a rigorous academic study, with the spirit of collaborative work and scientific discoveries.

Role in alliance:

1-Industrial design for large scale manufacturing of tiebox solar unit of 10KW with local solar inverter

2-Design of CMOS Thermoelectric generator cooling system chip for harvest thermal radiation on electronic system boards


1. PV Unit

2. CMOS energy harvesting