The Business Administration College at Sharjah University organized the second edition of the international Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum over a period of three days, in cooperation with Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and the Economic Development Department, comprising a laboratory for innovation that allowed students to learn methodologies and applications of innovation and gain skills and knowledge on entrepreneurship.
The forum is held in the attendance of Dr. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of Sharjah University, Abdul Rahman Al Jarwan, Adviser at the Emiri Diwan, Dr. Obaid bin Butti Al Muhairi, member of Sharjah University’s board of trustees, Abdullah Al Oweis, Chairman of Sharjah Chamber’s board of directors, Sultan bin Hadda Al Suweidi, Chairman of Sharjah Economic Development Department, and H.E Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal- CEO of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq).
Dr. Hamid Al Naimi, Sharjah University Chancellor, said in his opening speech that the forum achieves the University’s vision and mission, set for the university by Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and President of Sharjah University, which has become thanks this vision one of the largest universities in the UAE in student body, number of educational courses and outstanding research institutions. Sharjah University spreads its services over the other cities in the emirate with its branches that aspire to become universities in and of themselves.
For his part Abdullah Al Oweis, Chairman of Sharjah Chamber, said this forum revolved around innovation, in line with the directives of His Highness President Sheikh Khalifah bin Zayed Al Nahayan in late 2014, to make 2015 the “year of innovation”. HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister, Ruler of Dubai, launched the “National Strategy for Innovation” thereafter.