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Zubair SEC participates in virtual GCC conference to support innovation and entrepreneurship

Business Tuesday 20/April/2021 17:52 PM
By: Times News Service
Zubair SEC participates in virtual GCC conference to support innovation and entrepreneurship

Muscat: Zubair Small Enterprises Centre (Zubair SEC) participated in the second GCC conference to support innovation, industrial intelligence, technology and entrepreneurship system. The virtual conference was held under the patronage of Dr Abdullah Issa Al Salman, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Kuwait.

The three-day conference was organised by Ecosystem Consultants and the GCC Intellectual Property Training Centre, Sultan Qaboos University, Women Institution of Development and Peace and Arab Planning Institute.

The conference was attended by excellencies, dignitaries, high-level executives and representatives of the public and private sectors from across GCC countries. A number of leading personalities and heads of centres and institutions from the field of entrepreneurship and technology also participated in the conference.

The objective of the conference was to foster an innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial climate while engaging the community in the same activities. It also aimed to support the sustainability of smart growth through technology, collaboration, education, and other strategies. It looked at implementing strategies to accelerate the social and economic impacts of innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship at all levels.

It sought to exchange experiences with effective partnerships in innovation, artificial intelligence and entrepreneurship. It tried to identify challenges and opportunities in the same topics.
The points of discussions at the conference were best practices of the ‘entrepreneurial’, ‘innovation’ and ‘artificial intelligent’ ecosystem. It deliberated on strengthening traditional and virtual services for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship initiatives, and programmes. The conference reflected on effective tools and strategies for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship programmes. It also mulled over innovative approaches to teaching entrepreneurship and creativity.

Zubair SEC’s participation came as a direct invitation from organisers to represent the role of the private sector in the innovation and entrepreneurship system in Oman.
Ali Shaker, Adviser, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Zubair SEC presented a working paper. He referred to the successful experience and expertise of Zubair SEC in the innovation and entrepreneurship system.

Ali Shaker said, “Support for innovation will enhance entrepreneurship development, which will, in turn, accelerate economic growth. Zubair SEC’s model and methodology play an important role in complementing the efforts of governments in the Gulf countries in terms of public and private partnership in promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in the region. We hope to see these models in all countries of the region.”

He added, “Zubair SEC is always keen to participate in these purposeful events at the international and Gulf level. We also thank the organisers for inviting us to participate with a working paper.”

Zubair SEC, a social responsibility initiative of Z-Corp continues building solid business grounds and facilitating business development opportunities for all its members. Through Zubair SEC, its members have been getting better access to knowledge, innovation and understanding of the market.