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Winners of the 9th Technical Forum (where Technology is invented)

The 9th Technical Forum of the technological colleges was conducted from March 1 – 4, 2020 under the patronage of Her Excellency, Dr. Muna bint Salim Al Jardani, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Manpower for Technical Education and Vocational Training in ACT. This forum aims to create a stimulating environment for innovations for students of technological colleges. It also develops in them skills commensurate with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The forum of this year focused on the following:

  • Innovating modern methods for marketing innovations and graduation projects
  • Student employment for the open data to innovate new products and services and
  • Creates a competitive environment among students in various fields of innovation.

This forum covered several competitions in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. The competitions are named Markathon, Datathon and Robotics Challenge.

All the technological colleges participated in this forum, 12 students from each college with a total of 84 students, and heads of entrepreneurship units from each college. There were 24 activities, workshops and competitions during the 4 days of the forum.

The Student Forum activities concluded on Wednesday, 4 March 2020, with the honoring of  the contestants in the competitions by Dr. Abdul Hakim bin Hilal Al Ismaili, Director General of Technical Education and Vocational Training, Ministry of Manpower and Dr. Issa Saif Mohammed Al Tubi, the Dean of the College, in addition to a representative of the sponsors of the competitions (Omantel, Oman Arab Bank and the National Bank of Oman).

Omantel Markathon Competition Winners

  • First Place - Nizwa College of Technology
  • Second Place - Al Musanna College of Technology
  • Third Place, Ibri College of Technology                    

Robotics Challenge - Oman Arab Bank Challenge

  • First place - Al Musanna College of Technology
  • Second place - Ibra College of Technology
  • Third place - Ibri College of Technology 

National Bank of Oman - Datathon competition

  • First Place, Ibri College of Technology
  • Second place, Salalah College of Technology
  • Third place, Al Musanna College of Technology