Muscat – Injaz Oman announced the names of the winning companies in the 10th Student Company programme and competition on Monday. The ceremony was held at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre under the patronage of Sayyid Fatik bin Fahar al Said alongside a number of highnesses and excellencies, as well as senior officials from the public and private institutions participating in the programme.
At the college level, sponsored by the Zubair Corporation, T2C company won the Best Student Company award for 2021. It will represent Oman in the regional competition. Korea Motiv won the Best Sustainable Product award, also sponsored by the Zubair Corporation, and Thaara won the Best Innovative Product award, sponsored by Boeing.
At the school level, sponsored by Ominvest, Hirfa won the award for the Best Student Company; Ajwan won the award for the Best Sustainable Product and Purex won the award for the Best Innovative Product.
In the sub-category awards sponsored by Boeing, Boon was the winner of the ‘Elevator Pitch’ award, which saw an innovative demonstration of the idea in just 90 seconds.
Rashad al Zubair, chairman of the Zubair Corporation’s Board of Directors said, “Supporting and nurturing entrepreneurs has always been a key strategic objective of the Zubair Corporation, reflecting our role and contribution to society. Therefore, our initiative to sponsor this competition, organised by Injaz Oman, seeks to promote and spread the culture of entrepreneurship among youth.”
“Through our partnership with Injaz Oman, we are keen to support participating student companies and enable them to transform their ideas into projects that can be implemented on-ground. We extend our warmest congratulations to all the winners and wish them a bright future towards further progress and achievements,” he added.
Khawla al Harthiya, CEO of Injaz Oman, said, “This year, we witnessed fierce competition from the participating student companies. Despite the difficult conditions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to overcome the current situation by utilising modern technologies. This way we were able to help students present their projects and encourage them to develop their creative ideas.
“We are conducting the ceremony to honour the winners, whose victories were well-deserved, alongside all the participating students and organisers. We congratulate all the winning companies and wish them continued success. Last but not least, we would like to extend our warmest gratitude to the sponsors of the competition, which was aimed at fostering a culture of entrepreneurship among young people,” she added.
The jury panel for the competition included several experts, namely Adel al Hubaishi, executive manager of the Zubair Small Enterprise Centre (Zubair SEC); Majid al Amri, CEO of Thawani Technologies; Abdullah al Saidi, CEO of Nafath Renewable Energy, and Abdullah al Abri, CEO of Makers of Progress.