|We are excited to welcome you to the Academic Innovation Assistance Program (AIAP) Website.
In line with the vision of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the government’s intention, it is envisaged, that fostering innovation in Oman is a critical element to the country’s future economy to diversify the economy. Thus, The Academic Innovation Assistance Program (AIAP) was established to promote a culture of innovation and help create a conducive environment for innovation in Omani higher education institutions. This is to be achieved through the following key initiatives; increasing awareness among faculty and students, building university capacity in innovation management, developing innovative teaching methods, entrepreneurial curricula development, commercialization of research outputs, and facilitating more innovative friendly university governance.
The program was developed in collaboration between TRC and SQU through close consultation and joint efforts. The three years program is funded by TRC and shall be managed by a joint steering committee represented by both parties utilizing existing facilities from TRC-Innovation Hub office and SQU Innovation Affairs Department. The AIAP website aims to disseminate information to existing and potential researchers, stakeholders and the SQU community at large. By exploring through its pages, one will be enlightened with current information on AIAP activities, expertise, and services.