Kaizen

Kaizen: Producing clinical laboratory products which is not produced in Africa

Cairo, EgyptCairo, Egypt
Year Founded:
2012
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Scaling
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Kaizen is established to produce clinical laboratory products with the best quality, price and just in time according to the voice of the customer to over come the problem of importing these high prices or low quality products in Africa and the MENA region.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

Kaizen can provide best quality, price and just in time product delivery to provide poor patients and doctors with the fastest and most accurate tests
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Most of the strategic products used in the medical field especially in the clinical laboratories is imported from Asia or Europe to Africa and the MENA region which affects the either the price of the product or the quality which is also affecting wither the price or the accuracy of the test.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

We established Kaizen to target the strategic products in the medical field especially in the clinical laboratories and affording them with the best quality, suitable prices to the target market and just in time according to the voice of the customer using our skills and knowledge in the industrial engineering to make it sustainable for poor patients.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

As a start we were able to be the first to produce the ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) pipette in Africa and second in the MENA region providing it with the suitable quality better than the Chinese and the Indian competitors Also, with a better price in Egypt more than the Italian and the German competitors. Not only that we were able to afford the first open system for the pipettes in the world which is providing the doctors with more flexibility during the test and we are in the middle of registering it as a utility model.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

For now we were able to help many laboratories (governmental and private) to provide their services accurately with a suitable price and as a fast as they can without affecting their profit margin.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

We are looking in the next three to five years to produce more products like the ESR pipette and to expand geographically in Egypt and Africa especially with our neighbors (Libya and Sudan)
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Our financial plan depends on our customers satisfaction so as to sell our products directly to the clinical laboratories or retailers and distributors with commercial prices.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

As i said before we are the first to produce such a product in Egypt, Africa and the second in the MENA region. the first in the MENA region is a Jordanian producer who has a problem in quality as well as he is just copying from the German competitor with a high price.
Team

Founding Story

After the 25th of January revolution in Egypt we found that the medical market affected with the importing movement so the prices was raising up and their were shortage in a lot of strategic products which affected the service of the clinical laboratory products so as an engineering students we decided to establish Kaizen and our slogan was simplicity means a lot as we are going to produce small products with a high social impact on patients especially the poor ones

Team

we are a group of engineers believing in the growth of industrial situation of our country and region. We started since 2011 for now we are holding an Entrepreneurship driving license from the Nile University despite our participation in many entrepreneurship programs and organizations to improve our skills and we are using the our medical and market expert to achieve the most sustainable impact that we can.
About You
Organization:
Kaizen for biomedical industries
About You
First Name

Mohammad

Last Name

Amr

About Your Project
Organization Name

Kaizen for biomedical industries

How long has your organization been operating?

Project
Organization Country

, Cairo

Country where this project is creating social impact

, Cairo

What awards or honors has the project received?
Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, NGOs, Customers.

Supplemental
Sector

Inclusive Business.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Our customers are each and every clinical laboratory in the MENA region and Africa. We are engaging them through distributors, retailers, Tenders and direct sales to build the best relation with our beneficial doctors.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

As to achieve a higher impact we need to scale in two ways the first is the number of products that we are providing as well as covering the Egyptian market. So, if we are awarded with this prize will be able to make it sooner and with the best quality

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

As a team we were all awarded an entrepreneurship driving licenses from the Nile University in how to manage our businesses but as an example i will include our CEO's experience.
2014 participating in the mentoring program made by Mowgli Foundation in UK. 2013 Won the Third place in Cairo startup Cup entrepreneurship competition with Kaizen. 2012-2013 participated in the 5th Scientific Conference in Helwan University under the title of Applyin

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

yes

Are you are a current Unilever employee?

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