The Steering Committee of EJAAD reviews the operational plan and selects the director of the platform
The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, represented by the Steering Committee of the EJAAD platform, held its first meeting for the year virtually , under the chairmanship of HE Dr. Saif bin Abdullah Al Haddabi, Undersecretary for Research and Innovation at the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MoHERI).
The meeting began with a welcoming speech delivered by HE Dr. Saif Al Haddabi, Chairman of the Steering Committee of EJAAD. The agenda of the meeting included a number of topics, most notably the National System of Research and Innovation, in which the fields of scientific research were reviewed, the priorities in accordance with Oman Vision 2040 were identified, and the global innovation systems was analyzed.
The meeting also discussed EJAAD as a platform, reviewing its cooperation journey with the industrial sector and the operational plan for the platform for this year, in addition to reviewing the decision to form EJAAD’s Steering Committee. Through the meeting, it has been agreed upon to choose HE Dr. Ali bin Amer Al Shidhani as vice-chairman of the Steering Committee of EJAAD, and to nominate Dr. Sausan Al Riyami as Director of EJAAD. Moreover, a working group was formed for protocol-related and membership-related matters in regard to the platform as well as others matters.
EJAAD is a membership-based virtual collaborative platform where industry, academia and government can interact and engage in energy-related research and innovation activities. It works as an enabler or a marketplace that connects academic research and know-how to industry needs, and vice versa.