The COE will work to ensure its impact lasts far beyond the project lifetime. COE will support this goal by cultivating relationships with business and international funding agencies, thus increasing universities’ capacity for fundraising. Center staff and partners will provide training for Egyptian faculty on grant and proposal writing, develop plans for fee-based services and training programs for the center, and increase university capacity for the commercialization of research products. The center will also determine strategies to market new or improved energy degree and certificate programs to the Egyptian public and the wider Middle East and North Africa region