• 13-Aug-2018

    “Talal Abu-Ghazaleh for Innovation” Participates in a Creative Business Contest at Petra University

    Amman - Petra University has concluded its first entrepreneurship competition, in cooperation with the University's Business Incubator which was inaugurated earlier this year by the President of the Arab Organization for Quality Education Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh and Spark organization.

    The competition was commenced by the University President Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, in the presence of the Supreme Chancellor of the University, Dr. Adnan Badran. The students presented their innovative business ideas in the field of entrepreneurship to their jury of experts 

    Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation (TAGUCI), represented by the Dean of the College, Ms. Rana Al-Khadra, participated in the evaluation of the students’ business ideas. TAGUCI is the first of its kind in the Middle East and will be opened in early October to create a "learning tsunami" in Jordan and the region.

    Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh translated his vision to create a new scientific reality in line with the Finland model, through the establishment of this college with the aim of graduating inventors based on the premise that "the only way to make wealth in the future is by creating knowledge."

    Mr. Shadi Al Hassan, Executive Director of Process and Smith, Dr. Noha Al Khalili, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Information & Technology at Petra University, Mr. Murad Hamza, SPARK Business Expert and Ms. Saja Jaber, Project Manager at Oasis 500 were all part of the jury.

    Twelve teams of students participated in the competition and presented their innovative business ideas. Abdulla Al Fares, Adnan Haddad and Ghassan Ibrahim from the College of Information Technology represented the winning team. Their project is a device with an application for people with stuttering problems that reduces stuttering by 90%.  The team was awarded an amount of 3000 dinars in support of their emerging project.

    Qais Jouar, a graduate of the marketing department at the University of Petra, and Ali Ja'bari, a graduate of industrial engineering from the University of Science and Technology of Jordan, won the second prize amounting to 2000JD for the application they created, an interactive game program for daily Q & A. The Business Incubator at the University was also honored to embrace the projects of the two winning teams, offering students and young people an area of work and technical, administrative and logistical consultancy in support of creativity and development.

    The competition was held at the end of a three-week intensive training course for participants with creative ideas to build business models for their projects in cooperation between Spark and the Business Incubator at the University of Petra, where they followed the latest interactive learning methods through local and international specialists.



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