ADDIS ABABA – Huawei, a global provider of telecom infrastructure and smart devices, announced the winners of its ICT Competition Ethiopia 2021, entitled “Connection, Glory, Future”.
Over 1,000 participants from all over the country registered for the preliminary contest, challenging their understanding of the latest technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G.
The final competition was held among 20 top performers and six outstanding groups from 7 universities.
Individual contestants competed in Network and Cloud tracks while the group contestants presented innovative ideas that solve daily life problems.
The individual final was held online and scored by computer automatically, and the innovation contest was refereed by a group of 7 judges consisting AAU professors, well-known innovators, and government advisors.
Bisrat Yalew from Alfa University took the 1st Prize for the Network Track Practical Competition while Sileshi Nibret from Addis Ababa University took the 1st Prize for the Cloud Track Practical Competition, according to Huawei Ethiopia.
The team from Addis Ababa Science and Technology took home the 1st Team prize for the Innovation competition with their “Smart City” idea.
“The competition is a unique opportunity for students to test their abilities in these cutting-edge fields, and helps colleges and universities to better understand the talent requirements of today’s top businesses and government leaders,” said Chen Mingiliang, Huawei Ethiopia CEO.
“This competition showcases our commitment to cultivate the ICT talent ecosystem in Ethiopia,” he added
The winners of this year’s competition will get the chance to take part in the Regional Final and Global Final in 2022 as Ethiopia’s national team, according to Huawei Ethiopia.
The competition was officially launched on 26th May, following Huawei’s strategy to develop Ethiopia’s ICT talent and innovation ecosystem.