The Innovative Business Idea Competition was conducted by the EIU to encourage students of the current semester Entrepreneurship course to come up with innovative new products, services, and technologies which can become a foundation for new businesses.
The whole event was conducted in 2 rounds. The first round received 14 entries out which 5 ideas were shortlisted. This shortlisted student’s team then had to make a presentation in the front of panel which included:
- Mr. Ammar Al Kharusi: Innovation Specialist, Freelancer
- Mr. AbdulRahman Al Balushi: Innovation Specialist, Galfar Oil
- Dr. Manal Al Khanbashi: Innovation Leader, EIU and Lecturer, Applied Science, HCT
The final event took place on 22nd March 2018 in BS056, Business Department Building. After a thorough evaluation the panel chose 2 ideas which were been declared as the winners. The winning ideas are as follows:
The 1st place was taken by students of Section No 29, who were under the tutelage of Ms. Samira Al Mammari. Their idea was to make gloves for the dumb people which can translate the sign language into voice.
The 2nd place was taken by Students of Section No 10, who were under the tutelage of Ms. Sharifa Al Toubi. Their idea was to make Electronic Garbage Bin that would revolution the waste management system.
The Innovation Unit, EIU will be taking charge of all the ideas and will be mentoring the student groups in converting these ideas to viable business opportunities.