Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship
name = Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship
motto = Entrepreneurship through Knowledge
established = 2006
location_city = flagicon|Jordan
type = non-profit non-governmental organization
chairman = Queen Rania Al Abdullah
director = Basel Kilany
colors = terquaz and White color box|#2994A9color box|#FFFFFF
website = [http://www.qrce.org www.qrce.org]
Queen RaniaCenter for Entrepreneurship(QRCE) is a non-profit & non-governmental organization. Established in October 2004 and located at the El Hassan Science City, Jubaiha. Its mission is to support economic growthby providing an array of services in entrepreneurship development and technology commercialization through the several programs conducted by QRCE
Queen RaniaCenter for Entrepreneurship is an integral part of the expansion plan of Princess Sumaya University for Technology. The idea was to name the Center after a prominent Arab dignitary known for his/her distinguished role in developing entrepreneurship. Thus, work towards launching the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) started in October 2004. This state of the art center will be located at the heart of Jordan's scientific, academicand R&Dcorridor. Furthermore, the center will extend its services to cover not only Jordanbut the region as a whole.
The center is planned to be the regions' corner stone for
technology commercializationand entrepreneurshipdevelopment. The QRCE will target university students, researchers, innovators, entrepreneursand others. According to PSUT's development plan, the next step will be the establishment of a businessschool to be linked to the center.
Working closely with local and international organizations; the QRCE focuses on issues such as:
capacity building, consulting, counselingand developing the local "Entrepreneurial Personality & Spirit". Furthermore, the QRCE is actively working on extending the intellectual wealthof Jordan while maintaining strong links with the business community in general.
engineby which Jordan's intellectual wealth can be uplifted to unprecedented levels and a regional cornerstone for technology commercializationand entrepreneurshipdevelopment.
The Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship's mission is to support
economic growthby providing an array of services in entrepreneurship development and technology commercialization.
1. To evolve and expand into a comprehensive entrepreneurship enabler, involved in fostering creativity, incubating viable concepts, and facilitating the success of entrepreneurial ventures to a level that affects the cultural orientation of the Jordanian community
2. To bridge the gap between academia, business and government in the entrepreneurial arena and increase knowledge transfer in all directions.
3. To facilitate Jordan's economic diversification through promoting applied research and technology transfer.
4. Bring the benefits of commercializing knowledge to national technology entrepreneurs and to the Jordanian economy in general.
5. To provide an educational platform for aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs through added value programs aimed at strengthening their technical and soft skills in order to help them develop more productive, profitable and growth-oriented businesses.
6. To promote healthy business cultures.
7. To promote corporate governance and recommend policies, laws and regulations concerning technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.
1. Queen Rania national Entrepreneurship Competition (QRNEC)
2. Technology Commercialization Program (TCP)
3. Made In Jordan Competition (MIJC)
4. CONNECT Jordan
5. Student entrepreneurship society (DART)
The Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition
Queen RaniaNational Entrepreneurship Competition (QRNEC) provides a platform to increase the interest of Jordanian university students and the public in designing a path to achieve their dreams. The competition strives to advocate entrepreneurial skills as participants coalesce their university or work knowledge with their resources along with their competitive drive to create a business planthat is both practical and innovative.
The vision of QRNEC is to evolve and expand into a comprehensive entrepreneurship enabler, involved in fostering creativity, incubating viable concepts, and facilitating the success of
entrepreneurial venturesto a level that affects the cultural orientationof the Jordanian community.The competition combines technical and businessskills to establish a long lasting profitable business. It focuses on the Information and Communication Technology(ICT) and Applied engineeringsectors, to assist young Jordanians to start taking steps towards their future.The Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition objective is to stimulate entrepreneurship among university students and youth by presenting a chance for students to analyze their environment and discover entrepreneurship opportunities to catalyze future development.
"Google Award for the Best Online Business Plan"
Jordanand beyond. The
"KADDB Award for the Best Business Plan in Defense and Security"
King Abdullah IIDesign and Development Bureau, a pioneer in scientific research and development in defense and security sectors in Jordanand the region, will be offering a special cash award of $10,000 for the best business plan for a defense and security project.
The Technology Commercialization Program
Technology CommercializationProgram is a national program initiated by PSUT, the Royal Scientific Society, the Higher Council for Science and Technology, and several key organization and companies from the private and publicsectors. It aims at increasing the awareness of researchers and innovators about the economical value of their intellectual assets.
intellectual wealthrequires protection and continuous support. Building on this vision, the program incorporates the idea of enabling intellectuals and researchers to protect their intellectual output, hence facilitating the creation of high return investments.
The program is supervised by a group of specialists from Jordan and the region representing both the private and public sectors. Currently, we are working on creating the
Innovation& Intellectual PropertyForum of Jordan (I2FJ) that will bring together institutions concerned with fostering innovation and commercializing technology.
Made In Jordan Competition
JordanCompetition (MIJC) is a national competition aims at extracting innovations in Jordanby channeling research in Jordanian universities, especially graduation project and thesis of graduate studies, towards developing industrial or software prototypes that solve real technological, engineering, or scientific problems in the region. This will foster business-oriented results and new product development with significant market value.
The MIJC is a pilot program for
Industry-University Linkage(IUL) in Jordanthrough requiring a sponsor from the industryfor each graduation project. The project sponsor has to offer financial, technical, or consultative supports for the students. MIJC shall be assisting in developing the entrepreneurial and technical skillsof the program participants through the specialized trainings that offers, as well as recognizing innovative and outstanding technologybusiness ideas.
The CONNECT Jordan
CONNECTis an organization that links entrepreneursto the financial, technicaland business developmentresources they need to create and develop high-growth technologycompanies in Jordan. Founded in 1985 at the urging of San Diego’s business community, UCSD CONNECTis widely regarded as the most successful program in the USA. By organizing activities and offering advice, CONNECT Jordan supports and improves the opportunities for entrepreneurs and start-ups. The needs of entrepreneurs are always central, and CONNECT’s objective is to speed up the start-ups’ commercialization, thus creating additional jobs in Jordan.
Working closely With
CONNECT Sweden; CONNECT Jordan links entrepreneurs and resources through what is called springboards; springboards are intended to support the development of growth companies.
expert panelhelps entrepreneurs solve problemsand identify opportunities, and gives practical advice on what action entrepreneurs should take to exploit these opportunities. Springboardsare intended primarily to serve newly started companies, but can also help more mature companies to make progress.
Springboards make up the core
CONNECTactivity. Other important activities include financial forums, partnership forums and instructional publications.
DART; The Student Entrepreneurship Society
DART was founded in September, 2004. DART is the student's
entrepreneurshipsociety at PSUT's campus. The DART name and logo resembles an arrow hitting a target. It is also an acronymfor: Dream, Aim, Reach and Target. DART students work hard to bridge the gap between students in the academic world and companies in the businessworld. The DART team focus on promoting the entrepreneurial spirit amongst PSUT students as a style of life. In the ICT-oriented youth society we live in, the increasing demand for highly competent graduatesmakes us realize the pressing need to be innovativeand aware of the ever evolving labor market.
But from the students point of view, dart is a useless program which does not have good activities and the needed attention from students.
* [http://www.qrce.org The Queen Rania Ceenter for Entrepreneurship]
* [http://www.qrnec.com The Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition]
* [http://www.tcpjordan.com Technology Commercialization Program]
* [http://www.qrce.org/?page_id=268 Made in Jordan Competition]
* [http://www.dartjordan.com DART; The Student Entrepreneurship Society]
* [http://elhassansciencecity.com/ ElHassan Science City]
* [http://www.psut.edu.jo Princess Sumaya University for Technology]
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