Muscat, INJAZ Oman’s Company Programme and
Competition witnessed the grand finale at Oman Convention and
Exhibition Center (OCEC). The event was held under the patronage of
Sayyid Dr. Fahad bin Al Julanda al-Said, Assistant Secretary General
for Innovation and Development at The Research Council (TRC).
Young entrepreneurs from Nawa Student Company, Sultan Qaboos
University have been crowned the BP Oman Best Student Company of
the year 2018 and will represent Oman at the regional showdown later
The main sponsor of the Company Programme and Competition,
BP Oman, delivered the ‘BP Oman’s Award for Best Student Company’
and ‘Best Innovative Product’ which was given to (Baskom), whereas,
Al Raffd Fund presented the newly introduced award, ‘Elevator Pitch’
to (Plugin). Nama Group also presented the ‘Best Sustainable Product’
accolade, which was grabbed by (Ouras).
Injaz Oman celebrated this year as well with the sponsorship of BP
Oman the achievements of school students’ companies which included
(Malhaba), the winner of the ‘Best Marketing Plan’ award. (Rezero), the
winner of ‘The Best Innovative Product’ award. whereas, ‘BP Oman’s
Award for Best Student Company’ was given to (Nabta).
Since its Launch in 2006, INJAZ Oman programme reflected a
national responsibility that aims at performing an integrated role with
the collaboration of government and private entities. These entities aim
at enabling the youth to build the future of our beloved country and
achieve the national vision by refining skills and promoting capabilities.
Said Khalid bin Mohammed Al Zubair, Chairman of INJAZ Oman.
Akef Al Aqrabawi, President and CEO of Injaz Al-Arab commented: I
take this opportunity to congratulate all students who made it to the
final stage of the Company Programme. Every participating team did
extremely well. They were able to impress us all by overcoming the
inevitable problems they encountered along their journey.
We realized the value of our collaboration with Injaz Oman and its
rich experience since the program first launched. Our initiative embeds
key skills and attitudes in participants, as well as considers it as a
social responsibility that inspires growth throughout the national
workforce. Said Najah Al-Ismaili, BP Oman’s volunteer.
The contest saw the highly potential startups undergo rigorous
panel interviews, sell and exhibit their products and concepts over a
two-day period. A highly competent panel of judges led the interviews.
This was a very critical step to identify strengths and weaknesses of
the student companies. The participants elaborated on their company’s
report that had been provided to the evaluators at the end of the year.
The judges also focused on the market position, challenges and the
firm’s overall performance. The evaluation process was devised to
confirm whether participants understood the dynamics that impact
businesses, thereby reinforcing their learning as a strong foundation
for building sustainable operations.
Source: Oman News Agency