The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry Innovation Award (OCCI) is initiated by the Research Council and sponsored by Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It aims to stimulate and adopt the citizens and the residents’ innovative ideas in science and technology, and to transform them into products or services in the market. The award seeks to encourage and promote cooperation and partnership among all components of society from individuals, institutions of both public and private sector, and the academic sector among all governorates of the Sultanate for the support and development of innovation (ref:https://www.trc.gov.om/trcweb/topics/media/events/6502).
The first stage of the Selection and Awarding Ceremony was held in ACT (center of the province of South Batinah) on 15 May 2017. Out of 48 submitted projects, 22 innovation projects from different sectors were selected and presented during this occasion. The following 5 teams’ projects were selected for the next stage.
1) Heba Kalifa Al-Ghafri (Team Leader)
Fayza Abdullah Al-Khatiri
Sharifa Hamad Al Ghafri
2) Mai Mubarak Thane Al Saadi
3) Eshehar Saeed Al-Malki (Team Leader)
Salem Ahmed Al Habsi
Amira Said Al Abri
4) Balqees Kalifa Al-Afari (Team Leader)
Zalkah Mohammed Al Saadi Tahani Ali Al Harthy
5) Ameera Hamed Al-Ghafri (Team Leader)
Braah Said Al Daoudi
Hatem Abdullah Alhatami
The occasion was graced by Wali Abdullah Al Braiki, Dr. Issa Saif Mohammed Al Tubi, Dean, Dr. Ahmed Ali Ahmed Al Shahri, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Ms. Monia Mohammed Al Farsi, Asst. Dean Student Affairs, Guests, staff and students.