As per a statement, this year’s Upgrade focussed on transforming the 4th Industrial Revolution goods into commence-ups.
Upgrade has been created and supervised by TRC, SAS Centre for Entrepreneurship at Information Technology Authority, Omantel and Riyada.
Out of the 11 graduation projects that reached the final evaluation stage of the programme, Upgrade’s 3 winning projects, that will be incubated beneath the programme to be transformed into startups, have been ‘Renewable Energy Management System for a Smart City (REMS)’, ready by a team from SQU, ‘Development of E-Voting System Based on Blockchain Technology’, ready by a team from the Middle East College, and ‘IoT water quality monitoring and notification system for red tide’, ready by a team from the Middle East College.
Each of the 3 winning teams will get monetary assistance of RO12,000, extensive incubation, assistance and improvement programme, as nicely as instruction on startups at 1 of the businesses outdoors the sultanate.
The awarding ceremony was held beneath the patronage of H E Talal al Rahbi, deputy secretary common of the Supreme Council for Planning.
A total of 125 graduation projects applied for this year’s programme from 17 academic institutions 1 of them becoming an academic institution from outdoors the sultanate.
Asila al Zeidi, strategic programmes specialist at the Communications and Information Technology sector at TRC, stated, “We thank the programme’s focal points who spared no effort for the programme to be delivered to the biggest possible segment of students, encourage them and guide to register with the programme.”
Registration continued from March to May, followed by 3-month qualification rounds. Laila al Wahaibi, CSR manager at Omantel, stated, “We are delighted to celebrate the conclusion of the third cycle of ‘Upgrade’ and announce the three winning teams for this year.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily