Technopark-Technology Business Incubator has agreed to help set up an entrepreneurial ecosystem at the Caledonian College of Engineering, Oman.

Both parties signed an agreement here on Thursday. The incubator will provide technical assistance and guidance to establish, develop and promote a centre for creativity and innovation at the college in the Sultanate.

FIRST CENTRE

This joint initiative will result in Oman’s first centre for creativity and innovation, a spokesperson for the Technopark incubator said here.

The arrangement will enable the college to collaborate with companies at the incubator to establish network and connections in Oman.

The latter shall also arrange training for professional development relevant to innovation and entrepreneurship at Caledonian.

Both parties will offer training, special short courses and consultancy services to the industries and commerce ministry in Oman for establishing the innovation centre.

TEACHING INNOVATION

Dr K. C. Chandrasekharan Nair, chief financial officer, Technopark, and secretary and registrar of the Technopark incubator, and Prof K. P. Ramachandran, associate dean, Caledonian College, signed the agreement.

“We wish to teach innovation to our students and would want industry professionals to benefit from the incubation centre that we plan to build,” Prof Ramachandran said.

Present at the MoU signing ceremony were Ms Annie Moses, administrative officer; and Ms Surya Thankom and Mr Sreejith S., technical officers, at the incubator.

The Caledonian College is a leading private higher education institution providing quality technological education in the Sultanate of Oman.

vinson.kurian@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on July 27, 2012)
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