With the help of a new initiative launched by the Ministry of Education, university students will be allowed to explore the world of entrepreneurship.
According to Nasser Al-Aqeeli, the Deputy Minister for Research and Innovation, the Mobile Innovation Laboratories program intends to raise students’ understanding of entrepreneurship, innovation, and start-ups. “The initiative gives students from 14 universities the chance to get introduced to Design Thinking for Innovation. More students and universities will have access to the program once it becomes available online,” Al-Aqeeli explained.
More than 800 participants, both male and female, benefited from the competition
To improve the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship for students and faculty members, the Ministry also previously launched the online global start-ups’ challenge, ‘Let’s Unite to Fight Covid-19’, in collaboration a number of with tech stars and Google. More than 800 participants, both male and female, benefited from the competition, which provided an opportunity for members of the public to develop innovative skills.
It offered 54 hours of support, with the assistance of 100 teams and 65 entrepreneurship and innovation experts
It offered 54 hours of support, with the assistance of 100 teams and 65 entrepreneurship and innovation experts, plus more than 100 hours of consultation to the owners of start-up projects that were presented during the three-day competition. To add integrity to the event, ten innovation and entrepreneurship arbitrators also took part.
While enhancing research capabilities and capacities, the Ministry seeks to improve ties between research institutions and universities. It also aspires to provide a sustainable finance framework that fosters global strategic alliances and promotes both regional and international research partnerships.