The occasion was held at TRC in the presence of Dr Hilal bin Ali al Hinai, Secretary General of the council, and H H Sayyid Dr Fahad bin al Julanda al Said, Assistant Secretary General of its Innovation Development Department.
Besides the agreements for the establishment of the two TTOs, 13 Colleges of Applied Sciences and other greater technologies institutes signed up to join the National Technology Transfer Network, which will permit them to advantage from the solutions provided by the TTOs.
On the occasion, H H Sayyid Dr Fahad stated, “The establishment of the National Technology Transfer Network is in line with the National Innovation Strategy to establish a national innovation ecosystem.”
Speaking to Muscat Daily, Dr Ali al Shidhani, former director of Research Centres Department at TRC, stated, “The objective of having a national technology transfer system is to capitalise on the research produced by universities and to facilitate a link between these, the government and industry, and also to encourage innovators in the country.”
TRC launched a competitors for the establishment of TTOs in greater education institutions at the finish of the final quarter of 2018 for which it received ten entries from which two have been chosen.
“These TTOs are an important step towards supporting and disseminating innovation among higher education institutions. We are looking forward to the College of Applied Sciences Sohar and Al Musanna College of Technology activating their TTOs and sharing their experiences with other higher education institutions,” Dr Shidhani added.
Information Source: Muscat Daily