Innovation centre extends support to Oman’s industrial sector

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The centre provides advisory services to innovators and entrepreneurs in various sectors and fields such as minerals and marble, food and beverages, artificial intelligence

Through financing of companies in various fields the Industrial Innovation Centre seeks to support the industrial sector in the Sultanate.

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The centre, to activate its role in industrial innovation and enable Omani innovations, aims to set up a number of innovative emerging companies in various industrial sectors such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Artificial Intelligence (AI), food and beverages, metals and other vital industrial sectors.

The centre also works to support existing companies and factories through a package of facilities it provides, such as financial support and financing, supervision of production processes and improving their efficiency.

It also provides specialised technical and technical advisory services to individual innovators and entrepreneurs and contributes to the registration of intellectual property (IP) for them in cooperation with the Intellectual Property Department of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (MoCIIP).

These efforts come in line with Oman’s 2040 vision and keep pace with what the Ministry of Commerce and Industry is doing and promoting investment in developing the industrial sector, especially after it announced 50 initiatives in the industrial sector. The quality of competition locally, regionally and globally.

The centre also seeks to achieve self-sufficiency and maximise the economic value of the natural resources that the Sultanate abounds in. It promotes scientific research and innovation steps that employ innovative Omani youth initiatives in projects with economic returns.

“This is to enhance the performance of companies and raise their competitiveness, as the centre cooperates with the Intellectual Property Department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and to promote investment in the registration of intellectual property,” Ghassan Al Rushdi, Acting Director of Communication and Capacity Building at the Industrial Innovation Centre, said.

The centre provides advisory services to innovators and entrepreneurs in various sectors and fields such as minerals and marble, food and beverages, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, waste management and recycling, Al Rushdi said.

“The centre also helps to train in the field of developing innovations and trading through entrepreneurship, and support in laboratory analyses. Necessary to ensure quality, conform to specifications, and provide specialised workshops for innovators, private sector companies, and government institutions,” he added.

Source: timesofoman.com