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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Applied Scientific Research Fund

Applied Scientific Research Fund (ASRF) is  is a non-government; non-profit organization created and has the initial funding by Samih Darwazah, founder of Hikma Pharmaceuticals to promote the development of applied science and engineering ideas.

ASRF is the first research funding organization initiated from the private sector in Jordan as non-profit company acting on commercial basis while 100% of the profit is invested back in the fund to support the creation of the innovation ecosystem in Jordan and the Middle East.

ASRF is applying and experimenting new innovation funding approaches in the Middle East while focusing on the sustainability. ASRF will fund applied researches and innovations that have market potential and the return on investment will be through intellectual property commercialization.

Jamil as Director of Operations and Consultant is responsible for

– Develop the fund strategy and framework.
– Design fund schemes to encourage Jordanian innovation by Funding mechanisms like (proof of concept, industry-research partnership and applied research).
– Develop application and evaluation process.
– Pilot the marketing, evaluation of applications, selection criteria, funding agreements and post investment support.
– Support the fund raising plans and strategic alliances/partnerships.

 

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

Innovation and Management Projecs

Innovation and Technology Transfer

  • Technology Commeclization Process and Assessement Program (ASTF, UAE)
  • IP Rights and Technology Transfer Agreements (ASTF, UAE)
  • Applied Research Grant Management (ASTF, UAE)
  • Applied Researches Assessment and Evaluation System Development (ASTF, UAE)
  • Early-Stage Technology Commercialization Assessment (ASTF, UAE)
  • Technology & Patent portfolio building (ASTF, UAE)
  • Technology Incubation analysis and Incubator Proposal (ASTF , UAE)
  • Master Program Proposal for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PSUT University & QRCE Center, Jordan)
  • Invention Commeclization Process Model(TAG valuation, Jordan)
  • Inventors guid Booklet (Alnayzak, Palestine)
  • Cooperation Agreements (Handasa Arabia, Palestine)

Marketing and Strategies

  • Change management program Proposal (Hadara, Palestine)
  • Strategic Marketing Plan for Trainings and consulting services (Vision,Palestine)
  • Strategy and Organization Development Program (Vision,Palestine)
  • Business Plan (OpenTechnologies, Tunisia)
  • Strategic Marketing Plan (OpenTechnologies, Tunisia)

Technology Projects

Electronics Designs

Electronics related projects

Software Projects

Open Hardware General Public License

OpenIPCore Hardware General Public License “OHGPL”*

*Draft Version 0.20-15092000 September 2000*
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Appendix:

A. How to Apply These Terms to Your New Hardware designs:

1. you can include this license with your design description and design
and fabrication files 2. You can place a notice in the files about the
use of this license.

B. Notes and Remarks:

1. This license is based on copyright so there is no restriction on the
implementation of the hardware design. 2. You can provide a notice about
the design source on the manual, on the web, on the physical device or
on any form.

C. Revisions:

1. Created on 8 October 1999 by Jamil Khatib.

2. Revision 0.16 on 12 October 1999 by Jamil Khaitb

– – Revised by several related mailing lists.

– – Preamble was added with set of definitions

– – Name was changed to OpenIP Hardware General Public License “OHGPL”

3. Revision 0.16 on 15 October 1999 by Jamil Khatib

– – Updated the license with the comments mentioned in the mailing list
upto 14 October, 1999.

4. Revision 0.17 on 26 October 1999 by Jamil Khatib

– – Updated item 5 so that the designs description can be sold.

5. Revision 0.2 on 15 September 2000 by Jamil Khatib

– – Major rewrite to the license to cover up to date issues.

– – Item 6 is used to provide the compatibility with the LGPL.