Amman- 24 June 2019
On Thursday, June 20, 2019, the School of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (SEEIT) at the German Jordanian University (GJU) organized a workshop on the project of Building Innovation Infrastructure via Technology Transfer Offices Conducted in Jordanian Higher Education Institutions (BITTCOIN-JO).
The project aims at building and developing higher education capacities in Jordan in the fields of transforming research, scientific studies and projects of students and entrepreneurs into licensed commercial technology in the form of start-ups or products that can be used to build knowledge economies through the transfer of European best practices in this field.
In addition to provide employees, researchers and students in Jordanian universities with a number of specialized training workshops to register patents and start-up companies and marketing them in order to raise awareness of the importance of the inevitable transition to the stage of technology transfer.
The implementation of this project requires a study to identify and characterize technology transfer offices in Jordan by examining the status of entrepreneurship in the region, scientific research and emerging companies.
Yarmouk University has received the funding of the project by the EU through the Erasmus+ CBHE Program to be implemented in cooperation and partnership with around (12) partners from Jordan and Europe, which they are: Al Hussein Technical University (HTU), University of Petra, The Higher Council for Science and Technology (HCST), The Licensing Executives Society - Arab Countries, Arab Society for Intellectual Property, The Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global for International information technology, Professional Star Company, the University of Bonn-Rhein-Sieg of Applied Sciences in Germany, the Swedish University of Mälardalen, the Spanish University of Castilla-La Mancha and the Italian University of L'Aquila, as well as the German Jordanian University.
The two-day workshop was attended by the Dean of SEEIT at the University, Prof. Sahel Alouneh, the Vice Dean Dr. Raed Mesleh, Dr. Ala’ Khalifeh and the Director of International Projects Office Eng. Rasha Al-Homoud.