Oman GII LAB 2019: Step Forward Towards Achieving Oman Vision 2040

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Oman GII LAB 2019: Step Forward Towards Achieving Oman Vision 2040

Leveraging strengths & challenges toward knowledge-based economy


The Global Innovation Index (GII) has become one of the key role-players in shaping how Oman will look in 2040. Consideration of the Sultanate’s performance on the recent GII's has been given while drafting the preliminary vision document of Oman Vision 2040, which has been reviewed massively recently, is a major step towards putting a foot on the right path.

The next practical step for those concerned with placing innovation in the position it should be in Oman is organizing Oman Global Innovation Index (GII) LAB 2019.

This event, organized by The Research Council (TRC) of Oman, in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from February 6 to 7 at the Institute of Oil and Gas (InsOG) in Muscat, aims to establish effective relations and integrated links between the national innovation eco-system entities, develop and promote the innovation infrastructure in the Sultanate, develop the Omani human capital, diversify the Sultanate’s sources of income, and confront the current national challenges innovatively. The panel discussions will cover a range of topics such as the innovation input, innovation output, Oman Vision 2040 and leveraging strengths & challenges toward knowledge-based economy.

“In order to harmonize the Sultanate's efforts across all sectors and achieve integration, innovation has become an essential pillar for Oman Vision 2040. The Global Innovation Index has been adopted as one of the key performance indicators for this vision,” HE Dr. Hilal bin Ali Al Hinai, the Secretary General of TRC (pictured right), said.

The National Innovation Strategy has been prepared based on the Global Innovation Index (GII), which provides a comprehensive vision and detailed metrics about the performance of the national innovation ecosystems around the world. It is a ‘tool for action’ for policy makers as it contributes towards the improvement of countries’ innovation performances, reduction of the hurdles that face innovation, and designing effective national R&D strategies and policies,” HE Dr. Hilal added.


By Sharifa Al Harthy (The Research Council)                                                                                 





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