About Jamil Khatib

Jamil Alkhatib, has over 13 years of global experience in innovation and technology management programs through his work with international organizations in projects: - National strategy for information and communications technologies funded by the European Union (Jordan) - Applied Research Fund structuring and process development (Jordan) - SME and Entrepreneurs support program management for USAID funded project (Palestine) - Technology and Commercialization program management for the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (UAE) - Innovation Incubation and Technology Transfer, best practices, funded by the European Union (Jordan) During his work he mentored and coached several organizations leaders as well as benchmarked their innovation ability and performance. Moreover he conducted various training programs and seminars in different areas related to innovation and creativity to public and private sector as well as universities. Besides that he supported several organizations in accessing innovation and development projects through various donors organizations. In addition to experience managing innovation and start up programs, Jamil has: - worked in the electronics and telecommunications equipment with organizations like Siemens - has developed educational programs for children - been an entrepreneur as founder of OpenTechnologies (Tunisia), a company involved in electronics and design development. Jamil holds a Masters degree in Technology and Innovation Management from FH-Brandenburg and BTU Cottbus (Germany) plus a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Birzeit University, Palestine. Jamil is global operator having lived in 5 countries and interacted with 50 cities.

Who are the Entrepreneurs? Entrepreneurs are the successful Alchemists.

During Rick Salmon’s visit to Palestine Rick conducted a workshop discussing investment opportunities for entrepreneurs.

I will in this article and the following ones start summarizing my opinions based on Rick’s notes and the discussions in the workshop.

I will start with who is the entrepreneur and what characteristics the entrepreneur should have. (Some found characteristics are based on studies)

The entrepreneur is Alchemist of the modern world. Alchemist is the one who works in Alchemy and according to Wikipedia

Alchemy is an ancient tradition, the primary objective of which was the creation of the mythical “philosopher’s stone,” which was said to be capable of turning base metals into gold or silver, and also act as an elixir of life that would confer youth and immortality upon its user”

An Alchemist endeavors to turn base metals into gold while the entrepreneurdrives to turn opportunities into successful business. This analogy between theentrepreneurs and alchemists is not only about gold or money it is about the drive to transform the low value into high value.

An Alchemist is committed to what he is doing and is stubborn to turn metals into gold, and the entrepreneur is the same as he is committed to bring his idea to reality and he is a great believer in his idea and stubborn in achieving it.

One of the skills the entrepreneur has is that he can look at positive things and find opportunities instead of barriers or problems and tries to overcome the barriers by utilizing new innovative approaches. This is the same with the alchemist who looks for every new way and tries different opportunities to get the gold.

Although the entrepreneur keeps trying different opportunities sometimes he succeeds and other times he fails, he learns from both the success and the failure and build experience from that and lead his ideas, team and new opportunities into better position. Failures are seen as speed bumps rather than barriers and encourageentrepreneurs to look for options in their approach. Alchemists historically were driven by the creation of gold.The byproduct of their experiments contributed to the humanity countless innovations that may never have been discovered. Alchemistslearned from their trial and errors and helped in the formulation of the science of chemistry we know today.

Alchemists faced lot of risks while trying their experiments which is similar what the entrepreneur faces every day in leading his ideas into success and market.

One of the hardest things in the world the entrepreneur tries to do which is harder than combining material to get gold, is creating win-win human relations.  Anentrepreneur is an alchemist at combining people together.

Finally, alchemists are crazy as are most entrepreneurs. Both are driven by what could be rather than being limited by what is and has been. This helps them in introducing innovative solution by not thinking as the rest of the others, asInnovation comes from creative with persistence.

To summarize entrepreneurs have the following characteristics:

  • Commitment to achieve their ideas (sometimes stubborn , driven and persistent);
  • They see and seek opportunities rather than focusing on barriers or what has been;
  • They keep trying alternative solutions and learn from results and gain experience
  • They are risk takers and treat their failures as learning opportunities
  • An entrepreneur is an alchemist at combining people together.

References and Thanks

 

Note: This post was published originally in 2011

It is to me; that’s the point.

Few days ago I was facilitating my first Mowgli mentoring workshop in Amman, the Leader Mentor Training Programme (LMT). I was too excited to move to the next level of the Mowgli Experience . Each level and role has its own flavour, lessons learned and relationships.

During that session, I was listening to my colleague Raed while he was explaining the relationship and the empathy between the mentors and the mentees, at that time a scene from my favourite TV series the Big Bang Theory came to my mind (or my internal journalist start to talk to me, a familiar concept Mowgli family members).

I shared the story of the scene to the workshop participants, which I invite you to watch before I continue with my comments. (The transcript of the scene is available at the end)

 

As Sheldon Cooper said in this video “It is to me; that’s the point.” I liked this scene because it shows how the what happens to people when they open up and start to talk about themselves and the real feelings. The role of the listener sometimes it is much harder to balance between being transparent, show empathy and truest worthy. The listener should not focus on the problem from his/her own point of view, it is important to listen to the deep feelings of the speaker as it will help building the trust in the relation.

I liked what Prof. Sheldon Cooper said in this scene “It is to me; that’s the point.” and I will keep it always in my mind and share it with my colleagues whenever I can. In my opinion this is the best Mentor Mentee relationship and I hope one day I can prove it with the success of the mentees

 

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Transcript:

Scene: The apartment.

Sheldon: Here is a hot beverage to comfort you. It’s in a to-go cup. Make of that what you will.

Penny: Come on. It’s still early. Let’s do something.

Sheldon: Well, I have been toying around with an idea for 4D chess.

Penny: How about we just talk?

Sheldon: All right. In 4D chess…

Penny: No. Come on, let’s talk about our lives. Tell me something about you I don’t know.

Sheldon: I own nine pairs of pants.

Penny: Okay, that, that’s a good start, but I was thinking maybe something a little more personal.

Sheldon: I see. I own nine pairs of underpants.

Penny: How about I go first?

Sheldon: But I don’t want to know how many underpants you own. Although, based on the floor of your bedroom, I’d say it’s a thousand.

Penny: Okay, look, here’s something people do not know about me. When I first moved out to L.A., I did a topless scene in a low-budget horror movie about a killer gorilla. Ugh! After I did it, I felt so ashamed. Thankfully, that thing never came out.

Sheldon: I’ve seen that. Yeah. Serial Apeist. Howard found it online the day we met you.

Penny: Oh, God.

Sheldon: And it was literally the moment you walked out the door. But I see the type of personal revelations you’re going for. Okay, here’s one I thought I’d take to the grave.

Penny: Okay.

Sheldon: Hmm. A while back, YouTube changed its user interface from a star-based rating system to a thumbs-up rating system. I tell people I’m okay with it, but I’m really not.

Penny: That’s your big revelation?

Sheldon: Yes. Whew, I feel ten pounds lighter.

Penny: Okay, you know what? I give up. I’m going to bed.

Sheldon: Here’s something else you don’t know about me. You just hurt my feelings.

Penny: What did I do?

Sheldon: I opened up and shared something deeply upsetting to me, and you treated it as if it were nothing.

Penny: I, I didn’t think it was a big deal.

Sheldon: It is to me; that’s the point.

Penny: Sheldon, you are right. I’m really sorry. I should’ve known better.

Sheldon: Your apology is accepted.

Penny: Thank you. How about a hug?

Sheldon: How about a hearty handshake?

Penny: Come on.

Mapping the minds of the students

Recently I started teaching at the German Jordanian University and wanted to experiment some new techniques in teaching and introduce new study approach for students. As a result, the students developed the following drawings and diagrams.

 

Those drawings were not produced by art nor graphics design students, they were developed by students of the management and logistics school. The drawings represent mind maps of one of the chapters they studied. All students can be creative and produce artistic works to utilize them for studying.

“A mind map is a diagram used to visually organise information. A mind map is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank landscape page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those.” Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map

Mind maps help in two main areas:

  • Learning and memorizing

Where the mind map stimulates both sides of the brain / thinking and creates associations between the items to be learned and memorized with visual, colorful and artistic images or drawings.

  • Creativity and ideas generation

Where the mind map stimulates the brain to radiate outside the core idea and explore new areas through creating association between current ideas and new ideas by unleashing and utilizing the power of both sides of the brain / thinking

There are lots of resources and examples describing how the mind maps help in both areas. One of them is in my slideshare site

In the experiment I wanted to check the effect of mind map development on learning improvements. For that I asked the students to summarize one of the chapters from the text book as an extra work. I was also asking the students to review the in class case studies and summarize them in mind map format to discuss and analyze them. Not to mention that I used to draw some mind maps during some lectures.

 

The drawings shown in this article are examples of students’ works summarizing some chapters of the Marketing, Technology Management and Social Entrepreneurship courses. The students had the freedom to prepare the mind maps on computer software or by drawing them on papers.

 

Although some drawings show that some students were taking the process seriously and hopefully improved their understanding and memorizing the subjects, but I had no clear tool to measure the possible improvements. For that as a following step, this experiment should be improved through introducing measurement and validation tool to check the change in the results of the students before and after utilizing the mind map process.

 

During the same period I had the chance to deliver a workshop on mind mapping and creativity to group of university students and fresh graduates volunteers who are participating in youth coaching program. Although the participants were excited, but some of them who know about the mind maps previously from their school time, told me that they tried to learn from mind maps and that was not helpful for them and they find it difficult to memorize. I investigated about this issue with them and I found out that their schools teachers used to summarize the lessons in mind map format/drawing and gave them to the students to learn from.

This was the problem; the mind maps were prepared and given to the students. Although this might look nice and the mind map were drawn in good way and summarized the lessons or books with high quality, but this approach misses the core concept of mind map. Mind maps are not much about the final result / map; they are about the process of creating the map. The process helps in writing down the words, creating the associations, adding the images and colors, all that will stimulate the brain and not the final drawing.

 

Finally it is important for the students to continue preparing and developing mind maps as one time only will not generate the expected results, it is like training in the gym, one visit to the gym  will make you tiered, but frequent visits will improve your health and body. And remember, watching the trainer will not help you if you do not practice.

German Jordanian University Innovation ecosystem

The German Jordanian University in early 2014 started the development of innovation and entrepreneurship center to support its students and staff on startups development and innovation. The proposed model was introduced in the workshop. The following presentation highlights the model.

As a first step to the implementation of the center, it is important to develop the entrepreneurship ecosystem and integrate the university center with the local ecosystem. The following program was used in the workshop to assess and engage the actors in Jordan on building the local entrepreneurship ecosystem

More than 50 local/international organizations in the innovation and entrepreneurship support participated in the workshop. The following report highlights the main findings and recommendations from the workshop.

 

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تحدي الاعمال وتحدي الانجاز

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هذه الصورة التقتط يوم الاربعاء 21/5/2014 في حفل توزيع جوائز برامج انجاز لريادة الاعمال لطلاب المدارس. واظهر في الصورة بين مايزيد عن 40 طالب ومعلميهم  من عدة مدارس.

على الرغم من انني لست من فاز بالجائزة الا انها كانت من اللحظات الجميلة في حياتي وانا اشاهد شباب المستقبل ينجز ويحصل على الجائزة فشعرت بالانجاز بعد التحدي.

بدأت هذه القصة منذ الشهر الاول لهذه السنة عندما تقدمت للتطوع مع مؤسسة انجاز بناء على نصيحة من احدى الزملاء وخاصة انني كنت احاول ذلك منذ عدة اعوام. كانت المقابلة الاولى مع فريق انجاز للتعارف وتحديد برنامج التطوع. وكان البرنامج الذي عرض علي اسمه “تحدي الاعمال” فشعرت ان به الكثير من التحدي خاصة عندما عرفت ان البرنامج يقدم لطلاب الصف العاشر بالمدارس الحكومية ويركز على ادارة الشركات وريادة الاعمال.

على الرغم من انني دربت في السابق مجموعات من طلاب المدارس بنفس الجيل، الا انني في البداية شعرت بالتخوف فعلى ماذا انا مقدم؟ لم ادخل مدرسة حكومية في الاردن من قبل! ولم اتعامل مع هذا العدد الكبير من الطلاب في صف واحد (ما يقارب 40)! ومعتاد على تدريس مواضيع التفكير الابداعي وريادة الاعمال للاطفال والشباب المبدع ومن لهم اهتمام بريادة الاعمال، لم اجرب ان ادرس من قبل لمن ليس مهتم ولافكرة لدية عن الموضوع. كيف ساتعامل مع الطلاب والمدرسين؟ ماهي المادة التي يجب ان ادرسهم اياها وما هي الامثلة التي يجب ان اسردها للطلاب ليستوعبوها؟ هل ساتمكن من انجاز هذا التحدي واوصل رسالة البرنامج للطلاب وانجح بزراعة التفكير الايجابي بينهم؟

على الرغم من ان فريق انجاز قدم المساعدة بالجلسة التدريبية للمتطوعين وتسهيل الزيارة للمدرسة والتعرف على الادارة الا انني اول يوم دخلت الى المدرسة دخلت متفحصا مستكشفا وكلي امل بأن أتمكن من احداث أثر في الجيل الجديد. بالصدفة كان أول من شاهدت  طالب في الخارج والذي رأني احمل حقيبة انجاز المميزة بالوانها. فسألني لاي صف ستدرس وكان يتمنى أن يكون صفة. ولكني اعتذرت منه لانني لن ادرس صفة. وهذا الموقف زاد رهبتي من التحدي لانه يبدو ان للطلاب توقعات ايجابية عن متطوعي انجاز وبرامجهم.

اصطحبني الاستاذ الى الصف و بدات الدرس الاول بتحدي الطلاب التعرف علي وعلى عملي وخبراتي وكنت ارسم اجوبتهم في خريطة ذهنية على اللوح. ومن ثم بدأت بشرح اهداف البرنامج ولعبة الكومبيوتر التي سيلعبوها ويتنافسوا في تحدي الاعمال وتعلم اساسيات السوق.

كان من أصعب الاسئلة التي لفتت انتباهي في تلك الجلسة، هو لماذا تطوعت بوقتي لهذا البرنامج ولماذا اهتم بالطلاب؟ على الرغم من انني اجبت عليهم ولكن هذا السؤال اشار لي بان هناك خلل ثقة في مجتمعنا ويبدأ منذ الصغر. فعلى الرغم من عدم اعتراك الشباب للحياة الا انهم يشعرون انه لا يوجد من قد يهتم بهم الا ان كان له منفعه ذاتية يريد تحقيقها.  وهذا ما نراه في مجتمعنا وليس فقط في مجال الاعمال. فكيف سيكون مجتمعنا في المستقبل عند تفشي عدم الثقة بين الاجيال وعدم ثقتة بان هناك قيمه للانسان والمستقبل افضل من المال والمصالح الشخصية. فيجب علينا تصميم وتنفيذ برامج لاعادة الثقة في مجتمعاتنا وأهمية الاجيال الصاعدة بناة المستقبل وليس فقط ثقافة التطوع. وهذا ما تعلمته من خلال تدريبي في برنامج المنظمة العالمية للشباب على التعامل مع الأجيال الجديدة واحترامهم لبناء الثقة بينهم وبين مجتمعهم حتى يتمكنوا من الثقة بأنفسهم وقدراتهم وضرورتهم لبناء المجتمع.

على الرغم من انني كنت احضر لكل درس الا انه في كل حصة ونتيجة لتفاعل بعض الطلاب كانت امثلة جديدة تظهر وكنت اطور طرق جديدة للتعامل معهم. فكان هذا تحد اخر هو ان اتوقع غير المتوقع من الطلاب الذين لا يتوقع المجتمع منهم الكثير. وكانوا دوما يبهروني باجاباتهم  والتي تضاهي وتنافس اجابات الطلاب الذين ادربهم على مهارات الابداع، فهم مبدعون حقا ولكن لا يوجد اهتمام او توجيه حقيقي لمهاراتهم التي تضمحل مع الزمن.

وبعد 6 جلسات انتهى البرنامج ولعب الشباب بلعبة الاعمال وانجزوا الواجبات وشاركوا بالمنافسة على مستوى المدرسة والمملكة للمرحلة الاولى وتوقعت ان دوري قد انتهى وخاصة ان هذه اول تجربة لي في هذا البرنامج فلم اتوقع ان يتأهل احدى الفرق للمرحلة الثانية.  ولكن بعد فترة وصلني اتصال من فريق انجاز لابلاغي بان احدى فرقي قد تأهل للمرحلة الثانية من المسابقة وقد حصل على المركز الخامس. لم اصدق ذلك وكررت السؤال ولكن كانت الاجابة بالتاكيد. وبذلك انتقلت للمرحلة الثانية من تحدي الانجاز بعد ان انجزت المرحلة الاولى مع الشباب، وبدأ تحدي الارشاد.

كان لقائي الاول مع الطلاب الفائزين شيق لاني بدأت اتعرف عليهم وعلى طموحاتهم وافكارهم. في اللقاء ناقشنا فكرتهم وتركتهم يفكروا ويقترحوا افكارهم وانا كنت أرسم امامهم الخريطة الذهنية لافكارهم عن المشروع الذي ينون تنفيذه. وبعد ان شرحوا لي مشروعهم بدأت بلفت انتباههم الى بعض النقاط التي ذكروها فبدأت افكارهم تتبلور ومشروعهم يتضح لهم.

في يوم الحفل والمسابقة، كان هناك عدد من المشاريع والمنتجات ذات العلاقة بمشروعهم فوضحت لهم انهم يمكن ان يستفيدوا من هذه المعروضات لدعم فكرة مشروعهم فقاموا بجولة وجلبوا افكارا لمشروعهم وهذا ما لم يتمكن طلاب الجامعه من استنتاجة في نفس الظروف. بل اكثر من ذلك، فقد أعجبت ان الشباب بداوا يحللوا الزبائن وما يريدون،  فقد تمكنوا من ملاحظة اهتمام وزير التربية والتعليم وشاركوة فكرتهم بما يتناسب مع اهتمامه فاعجب بهم وبفكرتهم وحتى ذكرها في كلمته في الحفل.

اما عن انتظارهم وتدربهم على اللعب والقاء كلمة المشروع فكانت ممتعه لي لاني شاهدت مختلف ردود فعل التوتر وكيف تختلف من شاب لاخر.

اما فرحتهم بلقاء زملائهم في الاحتفال فكانت لاتوصف لانهم يريدوا الاحتفال معهم ومساندتهم. اما بالنسبة لي فكان لقائي بطلاب الصف مختلفة فحيوني واخذوا الصور معي.

وبالنهاية ازداد توترالشباب وانتظارهم ولكن كانت فرحتهم كبيرة عندما سمعوا اسم فريقهم ومدرستهم معلنا فوزهم في المركز الثالث على مستوى المملكة. وبدأ الاحتفال واخذ الصور وكانت هذه الصور.

اما بالنسبة لي فلاحظت اني تعلمت العديد من الامور من خلال هذه التجربة ربما اكثر من الطلاب انفسهم. فقد تعرفت اكثر على قدراتي وانجازاتي والتغلب على التحديات الجديدة.

عرفت ان المبدعون ليسوا دوما من يحضر لتعلم برامج التفكير الابداعي بل هم موجودون في الاماكن التي لانتوقعها فيجب علينا البحث عنهم.

بالاضافة لذلك بدأت اتعرف على هموم المدارس والطلاب والاساتذة والتحديات التي يواجهونها وكيف انهم على الرغم من كل هذه التحديات ينجحون بانجازات قد تنمي مجتمعنا في المستقبل.

اخيرا اتمنى للطلاب الاعزاء كل التوفيق في دراستهم وعملهم وتحدي انفسهم لينجزوا ما يرغبون. واتمنى ان اكون قد انجزت ولو قليلا في تحسين مستقبل عدد من الشباب.

فهذه هي الحياه مليئة بالتحديات التي نتعلم منها ونبحث عن الانجاز من خلالها.

اما بالنسبة لمحتوى البرنامج فلدي قصة اخرى لمقالة جديدة.

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السبت الموافق 10 أيار 2014

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وبجلسة فريدة وتفاعليّة، تحدّث المهندس والتقني الكبير جميل الخطيب عن تاريخ موجز عن التقنية وسرد بعضاً من قصص النجاح في تحويل الفكرة إلى ابتكار، ووضّح بعض المفاهيم في الابتكار والإبداع، وبيّن بعضاً من الطرق العلميّة والذكيّة في تحويل الأفكار إلى منتجات ابتكاريّة.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Eco-System Workshop at GJU

The Office for Industrial Links at the German Jordanian University in collaboration with Migrate and with the support of the Migration for Development Program ( CIM ) organized a workshop on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Eco-System.

Complete article available at http://www.gju.edu.jo/page.aspx?type=n&lng=en&id=471

At the end of the opening, Eng. Jamil Alkhatib the director of the innovation and entrepreneurship center project of GJU, shared the vision of the university in supporting job creation through responsible innovation at this center and how it is going to support not only the students and academics but also the local community in their innovations and startups. The approach is based on collaboration and openness while building the right culture and environment for innovation and entrepreneurship at GJU.

The formal opening was followed by discussions and activities with the aim of discovering opportunities to better contribute to building the innovation and entrepreneurship environment in Jordan. It is worth mentioning that more than 50 participants of different active organizations in the entrepreneurship support field, private sector and research organizations joined the activities and contributed with their feedback and ideas in innovative approaches.

In order to strengthen the students’ point of view, a parallel discussion in the same room took place with a group of active students who proposed a model for the entrepreneurship center and presented it to the stakeholders.

At the end the participants appreciated the open discussion and the opportunity to have the actors in this field in one room to support the innovation and entrepreneurship eco-system in Jordan and collaborate rather than duplicate activities.

It is worth mentioning that the GJU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center is seeking to play a remarkable role in the development of the innovation and entrepreneurship eco-system in Jordan through collaboration with different stakeholders.

Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at GJU

The Office for Industrial Links at GJU in cooperation with Queen Rania Center for entrepreneurship (QRCE), organized a workshop on entrepreneurship and innovation, which is a part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), on Wednesday 20 November 2013.

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is a worldwide movement that celebrates and promotes entrepreneurship in more than 125 countries. The movement will touch and engage millions of people throughout the world. The Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship is the Official Host for GEW. The event included many sessions started up with Mr. Mohammad Obaidat, Program Manager at QRCE, who defined GEW as an awareness campaign supported by world leaders and celebrity entrepreneurs. It is about unleashing ideas and doing what it takes to bring them to life—spotting opportunities, taking risks, solving problems, being creative, building connections and learning from both failure and success.

Arch. Maisa Al Shomali, Committee Head of the JEA Graduation Projects Competition, gave a presentation entitled “Bridging the Gap between Academia and Industry, JEA Graduation Projects Competition”.

“Competition of Graduation Projects Conducted at the Industrial Sector“ was presented by Eng. Fadel Labadi, Manager of the Industrial Development Department from the Amman Chamber of Industry.

For his part Eng. Jamil Khatib, Innovation Consultant from Ibtikar, talked about Innovative Graduation Projects. Eng. Alia Gharaibeh, Faculty Member of the School of Management and Logistics at GJU, took part to talk about Entrepreneurship 4 Myths.

Dr. Yousef Abdalat, Director of National Program of Faculty for Factory, explained what the aim of (FFF). Dr. Sami Alnajjar, Faculty Member of the School of Management and Logistics at GJU, gave a very impressive presentation entitled “Unlimited Value: Entrepreneurship with Emotional Intelligence”.

“Leader in Progress –A charity Initiative “was presented by Mr. Fahad Qarasmeh and Ms. Hala Jurf, GJU students. Dr. Abdel Monem M. Rawashdeh, CEO of the Applied Scientific Research Fund (ASRF), presented “from Research to Investment (R2I)“.

GJU participated for the first time in this global event and is looking forward to implement different activities tackling entrepreneurship in the near future.

The article is published in GJU newsletter

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 at GJU

During the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2013 I participated with a session at the German Jordanian University. My session focused on students graduation projects and how to develop them to target real industrial needs.

The session entitled: “Towards innovative graduation projects” and the presentation was close to this one

Moreover the GEW inspired me to write an article about the gap between industry and academia. Cup of Coffee: The distance between industry and academia