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What Does"Lamad mean?

Lamad is an Omani term refers to the Sun clock that had been used to distribute the Falaj's water among the farms. It is an old technology consist of three parts:

The SUN generate the energy and light represent the Academia that generate knowledge and innovation.

The PROP refers to the government support and regulations as the knowledge diffusing facilitator.

The STONES represent the various field of technology in the industry who are acquiring this knowledge.

Lamad: The Sun Falaj Clock is managing the traditional irrigation system to grow the farms, Lamad event aim to foster the economic growth and flourishing the industry through Academic-Government- Industry partnership.

Lamad Technology Forum: Oil & Gas Technologies 20 April 2017

Lamad is an upgrade for the SQU-PDO suq where the PDO present the challenges in the filed & require academic assist & innovative  solutions. In a questioner had been run during the Industry-Academia Summit that organized by The Gulf Intelligence on October 18th 2016 the result shows that the greatest challenge facing the efforts to bride the gap between the industry and academia on R&D is the communication. Therefore, SQU and PDO took a decision to lead an initiative in forward step to overcome this challenge by develop an umbrella to assemble all the parties.Thus how the PDO-SQU Suq had been upgrade by expanding the participation to include other parties from Industry and Academia and to include the government sector.

The participants:

Universitis: SQU, Nizwa University, Sohar University, German University.

Company: PDO, BP, Oxy, 

Introducing Lamad

The Academic-Industry linkage is the effective tool toward knowledge economy. It is the essential element for stimulating innovation and eventually industrial growth in developed countries.The studies have shown that the inadequate interaction between the Academia and Industry is one of the important weaknesses in any innovation system. Lamad present series of events that aims to link the Academic researchers & their innovations with the industry in dedicated field.

Each time,for a duration of less than 5 hours and in one place, SQU will bring the key players from Government, Industry and Academia in a specific technological field. The objective is to formulate a synergy between the three sectors to establish a dialogue to share and thus expand their views about the technology that will assist in creating short-term and long-term collaboration. Eventually, this will establish an academic-government-industry partnership that will lead to identify comprehensive strategic visions for all three sectors:governance, economic and research.