HALBAN GUtech students of the Department of International Business and Service Management will display their results of the ‘Entrepreneurship and Innovation course’ during an exhibition entitled “Fikra – The Secret of Getting Ahead is Getting Started” on Sunday, 5th of January. ‘Fikra’ is the Arabic word for ‘idea’. Throughout the course, students were asked to create innovative ideas for websites, manufacturing and for food & beverage businesses. “Our course aims to introduce students to various aspects of starting a business with a focus on the support of the Omani ecosystem for start-up companies. Our course includes finding innovative, new business ideas, linking creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, developing a business model, writing a business plan and presenting the final project to fellow students and professors,” said Prof. Dr. Osman Barghouth, Head of the Department of Logistics, Tourism and Service Management, who supervised the projects. The final presentation of their projects allows them to receive real feedback on their ideas. External guests from the Oman Academy of SMEs as well as from the local industry are invited to evaluate the student projects and to guide them to further develop their ideas. The exhibition will comprise three sections, divided according to a certain theme.
The student exhibition “Fikra – The Secret of Getting Ahead is Getting Started” is open to the general public and will run from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm on 5 January.