The College Dean of the University of Technology and Applied Sciences-Salalah, Dr. Mohammed Rashid Al Mamari welcomed the delegation from the Dhofar Governor’s Office and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation headed by the Director General of Innovation Center (MOHERI), Ms. Najah Mohammed Al Rashdi.
Focus of the meeting is on the establishment of an Innovation Center in the Dhofar Region with the major aims of promoting innovation, creativity and engagement in the region and building an ecosystem to foster future technologies and innovation.
Aligning with one of the University’s mission of promoting excellence, research and innovation, UTAS has established an Entrepreneur and Innovation Department (EID). Some of the main objectives of this department is to establish a mutual relationship between the College and the business sectors and provide guidance, support and entrepreneurship experience for the students in a real business environment. The department likewise assists students in the preparation of business plans from their innovative business ideas and, whenever applicable, in starting their own business ventures. UTAS-Salalah, as a tool for accelerating entrepreneurship and innovation, has secured five (5) student incubators. An internal completion on student innovations was also established to further promote and encourage innovative projects among students.