Innovation Management Articles

Innovation, Technology and Business Management

National ICT Strategy of Jordan

National ICT Strategy of Jordan is an EU funded project through FWC 2012. It was hosted by the ministry of ICT in Jordan.

Jamil as a key expert was responsible for

– Analysis of ICT sector (market, regulations, stakeholders, strategies, SWOT)
– Development of National Strategy of ICT
– Strategy benchmarking
– Development of strategic goals and vision
– Design of action and master plan for strategy implementation including KPIs

The final draft strategy document can be downloaded from the ministry of ICT website

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The draft strategy document can be downloaded from the ministry of ICT website

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Bedaya Program

Bedaya Program (Palestine, 2012) is one of the Palestinian Information and Communications Technology Incubator (PICTI) projects funded by USAID and CISCO. The Program will tap into global resources, mentors, and market makers; to assist high potential Palestinian ICT ventures, to accelerate growth and new market outcomes.

Recordings of some workshops

http://www.youtube.com/PICTIPal

Workshops materials

http://www.slideshare.net/BedayaPICTI

Jamil was the program manager of Bedaya and was responsible for

– Overall coordination of Bedaya project and delivery of the KPIs (assessment, roadmaps, sales campaign support, matching with mentor,..)
– Manage team of 3 business managers and stakeholder communication
– Conduct start-up and invention opportunity assessments
– Co-develop business models and venture roadmaps with founders/inventors
– Support portfolio of ICT start-ups (screened 42 and supported 20)
– Match Bedaya ventures with training, resources and Mentors
– Organize workshops and training sessions with global trainers
– Facilitate Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) visits to Palestine, 1on1 venture reviews, group training sessions and stakeholder briefings
– Deliver management and sales coaching for founders of Bedaya ventures
– Support the development of Bedaya Program’ Elements: start-up support, inventor support, PULL opportunities, and Seed Fund development (support for proof of market and proof of concept)
– Provide regular updates to stakeholders and Bedaya ventures
– Convert global tools/resources to local market needs (assessments, training,..)
– Identify and promote ICT business opportunities locally and globally

SRTD Program

Support to Research and Technological Development and Innovation Initiatives and Strategies in Jordan Project (SRTD) (2008-2010) is an EU funded project through ENPI.

Some presentations,workshops and training programs delivered during the SRTD project are available here  http://www.slideshare.net/SRTD

Jamil was mainly responsible for the Technology Transfer element of the project.

Jamil as a local expert was responsible for

– Support the development of a national Technology Transfer Program
– Support the establishment of 11 Jordanian Technology Transfer Offices
– Support Industry Research Link assessment
– Perform assessments of Technology Transfer Programs, Incubation Training and Consulting Programs
– Organize training programs for the Technology Transfer Offices
– Coordinate consulting and training missions by EU experts to improve Technology Transfer and Incubation strategies
– Support the development of Quality system for Incubators based on EU Systems
– Develop and organize twinning program between EU and Jordanian incubators
– Support the development of consulting services program, based on the results of incubator audit
– Prepare consulting and training ToRs and offers evaluations
– Monitor and evaluate grant contracts
– Conduct need assessment for Knowledge Transfer Programs
– Support the assessment of IP Policies of universities & funding agencies
– Organise Tech Transfer Study tour in Europe
– Perform value and impact assessment of over than 30 funded researches