Ericsson, in cooperation with the New York Academy of Sciences and in coordination with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation jointly run an exclusive program to offer local youth from Oman a glimpse into the world of IoT and new technologies, targeting about 200 students by the end of 2023.
Students will have the opportunity to develop research and innovation skills and compete to find solutions to some of the virtual challenges in the field of the Internet of Things that are fundamentally related to building smart cities, including energy efficiency, health, transportation, and data security.
Each year, 100 Omani youth between the ages of 13 and 17 are given the opportunity to receive hands-on training and participate in the Internet of Things challenge for virtual innovation designed specifically for Oman.
“This exclusive program encourages the youth to explore, deepens their knowledge and enables them to take action to solve real-world problems using scientific grounds and technology, as well as developing vital research, innovation, and networking skills.”Abdullah Al Balushi, Country Manager, Ericsson Oman
The duration of the program will be for one academic semester with free and flexible hours system. Students will be divided into groups and assigned an academic supervisor to each group to help them complete their research and submit scientific materials through the Academy’s platform.