Under the patronage of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) at PSUT launched Global Entrepreneurship Week for the 10th consecutive year. More than 170 countries around the world are holding events, which will continue until the 19th of November.
In launching Entrepreneurship Week at the Zain Innovation Campus (ZINC), located at the King Hussein Business Park, PSUT’s President Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai said that QRCE was pleased to be hosting these events for the tenth consecutive year. This annual event seeks to builds a culture of entrepreneurship among Jordanian society, especially the youth, which can be used to serve the wider community, and to shine a light on entrepreneurial experiences that would transform Jordan into a regional center for entrepreneurship. To meet these aims, 143 workshops, events and various activities will be staged during the week, in all the governorates of the Kingdom, with 50 partners participating from different sectors, governmental and private institutions, universities and non-profit organizations. Prof. Al-Refai extended his thanks to the Crown Prince Foundation, partner for youth support, and strategic partner, Zain.
Prof. Al-Refai talked about the University's interest in the field of entrepreneurship, reflected in its launch of a number of programs unique within Jordan, namely PSUT’s PhD program in Computer Science, Master of Entrepreneurship, Master of Information Security and Digital Criminology, Master of Data Science, BSc of e-Marketing and Social Media, BSc of Computer Graphics and Animation, and BSc of Networks and Information Security Engineering.
The Director of QRCE, Mr. Mohammed Obaidat, expressed his pride in hosting the event, which provides an ideal environment for highlighting the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in Jordan and celebrating outstanding success stories, as well as providing participants with the opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas, and putting forward suggestions on how to best support creative Jordanian citizens. The dialogue sessions will focus on several topics, such as the young generation, women, networking between supporting institutions, and inclusiveness.
Dr. Tamam Mango, CEO of the Crown Prince Foundation, expressed her pleasure that the Foundation has the privilege of being a youth partner for Global Entrepreneurship Week, during which it will lead a number of influential national programs through which the Foundation seeks to create equal opportunities for Jordanian citizens and communities across the spectrum. Dr. Mango added that the philosophy of the Foundation calls for a streamlining of efforts with the different participants, particularly working within the national sectors which are attractive to young people, which includes the entrepreneurship sector. For this reason, the Foundation works with QRCE and other concerned parties to help put Jordan's entrepreneurs on the world map and to share with the world Jordan’s most prominent success stories. Dr. Mango said, ‘’We are always striving to create national and international partnerships to strengthen the role of national institutions and platforms that are playing a leading role in this renaissance.’’
Strategic partner, Zain has also sponsored Global Entrepreneurship Week in its ongoing support to the entrepreneurship sector through seven branches of its Zain Innovation Campus (ZINC), which provide all the necessary support to young entrepreneurs to empower and motivate their creativity. The ZINC branches will host 30 events during the week, which coincides with the fourth anniversary of the 2014 launch of the platform.