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Oman, Hungary discuss joint action in research, innovation

16 Feb 2021

H E Dr Saif bin Abdullah al Haddabi, Undersecretary for Research and Innovation in the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MoHERI), at a meeting with H E Dr Tibor Szatmári, Ambassador of Hungary to the sultanate, discussed potential collaboration opportunities in the areas of research and innovation.

The deputy head of mission and the commercial counsellor of the Hungarian Embassy also took part in the meeting that took place at the Innovation Park Muscat on Tuesday.

H E Dr Haddabi stressed that international collaboration is the main component of the research and innovation sector as it seeks to fill the gap in the ecosystem through its programmes, regulations and incentives.

The meeting consisted of a set of presentations by representatives of the Research and Innovation Sector at MoHERI, providing an overview of the National Innovation Strategy, the research funding programmes such as the Block Funding Programme, the COVID-19 Research Programme and the Strategic Research Programmes, EJAAD platform, Oman Animal and Plant Genetic Resources Centre (Mawarid), and Innovation Park Muscat.

 

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