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

this year.

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