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National Innovation Strategy workshop in Oman focus on preparatory phases
June 15, 2015 | 7:02 PM
by Times News Service
 
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Muscat: Preparatory phases of the National Innovation Strategy (NIS) and the completion of the initial technical frameworks of its technical teams were the focus of second workshop of the Supervisory National Committee of the NIS held on Monday.

Participants at the workshop, which was held at the College of Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS) in Bausher, deliberated on the preparation phases for the NIS and the completion of the initial technical frameworks of its technical teams.

The workshop involved members of both the national and the technical committees of the NIS.

Dr Sharifa bint Hamoud Al Harthiyah, director of the NIS project at The Research Council (TRC), delivered a presentation on the procedural plan and progress report.



Technical teams

Gathering in groups, each of the technical teams of the supervisory committee discussed one of the four pillars of the NIS. These are intellectual property (IP) and knowledge transfer, human resources and the development of talent, the diversification of economy, and activating the institutional communication among the public, private and academic sectors.



The workshop was attended by representatives from the Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning, the Education Council, the Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Manpower, in addition to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development, and the Central Bank of Oman.

Representatives from The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), CBFS, Institute of Public Administration, Information Technology Authority and TRC also attended the workshop.

It is worth mentioning that the second workshop of the Supervisory National Committee of the NIS is the third major activity held by the NIS team in 2015 after the first workshop that was held last May and the first introductory meeting for participants held on April 2 this year.

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