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University of Sharjah announces jury for contest
By a Staff Reporter February 06, 2018
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SHARJAH: The College of Business Administration at the University of Sharjah announced the names of the jury members for the student innovation competition, which will take place during the 3rd International Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The Forum will be organised by the College, in cooperation with the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). The Forum will take place during the UAE Innovation Month, and will be held from the 15th to the 18th of February.

The jury includes well-known figures from the business community in Sharjah who have diverse experiences in the fields of innovation, business and investment, and are able to help student enrich their ideas and projects.

The jury includes Sheikha Hind Bint Faisal Al Qassimi, CEO of the Velvet Magazine; Raghda Taryam, Board Member of the SCCI; Mohamed Hilal, Board Member of the SCCI and CEO of Mohammed Hilal Group; Ibrahim Al Hosani, CEO of Al Hosani Advocates & Legal Consultants; Dr Hanadi Al Suwaidi, Expert on innovation and talent, Dr Amr Saleh, Economic Adviser at Sharjah Economic Development Department; Dr Kathem Al Shaghana, Strategic Adviser at Sharjah Economic Development Department; Mariam Al Mazroui, Managing Director of Tamim Group; Randa Taher, CEO of Sajouri; Ahmad Bin Saed Al Sweidi, Director of the Commercial Investment Department at the Sharjah Economic Development Department, Fiza Saber, Director of HR Department at DNV.GL, and Hanan Al Breki, Director of Innovation and Excellence Department.

Dr Amal Al-Ali, Assistant Professor of the College of Business Administration and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Forum, stated that the diversity in the experience and expertise of the jury members helps enrich the knowledge of the participants and enhance and develop their innovative ideas.

Al-Ali stated that the Award is organised according to internationally recognised standards that match the world’s most innovative student awards, in which the Award guidelines require the students’ innovative projects to have a clear positive impact on society and the environment.

She added that this guideline ensures that the projects are economically and socially feasible, and characterised by creativity and innovation.

Four winners will be selected in the competition, and they will be chosen at the end of the 3rd International Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The jury will choose the winners from the 13 innovative projects that have advanced to the final stage of the competition.

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