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Omani educational start-up makes foray into international market

Omani educational commence-up tends to make foray into international marketplace

Speaking to Muscat Daily
, Eng Othman al Mandhari, founder and CEO of InnoTech stated that the firm is aiming for a wider audience for InnoBox which assists youngsters discover the fundamentals of electronics in a entertaining way.

He stated that the organization started with 100 kits, but with VC funding, it has scaled up operations. “We will be taking part in the Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS) exhibition and conference in Dubai (February 26-28).”

Close to 600 education suppliers and brands from across the globe are anticipated to showcase their items at the occasion in Dubai World Trade Centre.

“In Oman, we are doing well and it is time to expand abroad. This year we have started making forays into other countries starting with the GCC. We will be participating in two exhibitions in Dubai, one of which is GESS.”

He stated that the edutech marketplace is going to expand in the coming years. “We are getting ready to give Middle East schools and students a product that will help them explore electronics in a safe, fun and practical way. The kits are suitable for children from eight years and above.”

With an initial investment of US$100,000, Eng Mandhari launched the organization in 2013 with 100 units of version 1 of InnoBox. “This year, we are coming out with version two, the larger grade and we are prepared with 300 units.

“We believe that as schools will continue to increase their investment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to be more competitive, there will be an impetus for growth in our business.”

Matt Thompson, project director, Tarsus F&ampE, organisers of GESS Dubai, stated, “The region continues to be an attractive market for education-focused brands. The desire to deliver a world-class standard of education remains very strong and that can happen much faster with the latest teaching aides and tools.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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