Under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya Bint El Hassan, Chair of PSUT’s Board of Trustees, The Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) at Princess Sumaya University for Technology announced the launch of the 14th Global Entrepreneurship Week 2022 in Jordan, in partnership with Zain-Jordan through its innovation platform (ZINC).
The activities of the week, which will extend from Nov, 14th to Nov, 20th include several fields, most notably: environmental systems, education, inclusion, and politics. Ninety partners are participating in nearly 500 events, which will be held face-to-face and via zoom in Amman and other governorates.
During a press conference held at (ZINC), Zain’s headquarter, in King Hussein Business Park, the Acting President of PSUT, Prof. Wejdan Abu Elhaija said that the university is keen to provide students with opportunities to present their entrepreneurial ideas and face the challenges of the labor market, in accordance with the directives of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, may God protect her. Since its establishment on the university campus, QRCE has been developing and supporting technical entrepreneurship in Jordan by organizing many activities that served thousands of entrepreneurs, professionals and students in Jordan, and helped put some successful Jordanian startups on the path of innovation and achievement.
The Director of the QRCE, Mohammad Obeidat, expressed the center’s pride in the partnerships that were held with the institutions of the supporting system of entrepreneurship in Jordan. Mr. Obeidat added that the week will include holding a large number of activities in all governorates of the country. The activities will be organized by partners and will not only address the various concepts and issues related to entrepreneurship, but also will present success stories and achievements related to entrepreneurship. Moreover, the week will cover the mechanism of providing more support to Jordanian entrepreneurs all through the country.
Mr. Obediat also mentioned that having more than 90 partners, including universities, schools, and public and private sector institutions confirms that much has been achieved in the field of entrepreneurship. Participation in the Week further confirms the need to achieve the desired economic development through developing the spirit of entrepreneurship in Jordan.
Tariq Al-Bitar, the Executive Director of the Department of Media, Communication, Innovation and Sustainability Management at Zain Jordan, expressed his happiness at the extended strategic partnership that brings together the Zain Innovation Platform (ZINC) with the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship at Princess Sumaya University for Technology. The two parties will launch the largest number of entrepreneurial events in the country in celebration of the Global Entrepreneurship Week. Part of this event will be held in the platform’s eight branches spread across several governorates in conjunction with the platform’s celebration of the 8th anniversary of its founding. Mr. Al-Bitar also stressed that the platform has been keen to empower Jordanian youth and entrepreneurs, and seeks to establish strategic partnerships that serve the entrepreneurship system in the country.
Notably, the Global Entrepreneurship Week is the largest global event to celebrate innovators and job creators who launch startups to bring their ideas to life and drive economic growth by organizing thousands of events and competitions around the world. Thus, the Global Entrepreneurship Week aims to inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity.