A five-day entrepreneurship workshop for engineers and scientists co-founded by the IOP is currently taking place in Jordan. At the opening ceremony HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan praised science and technology entrepreneurs for their contributions to Jordan’s economy: “The technology sector is one of highest employers of university graduates and offers opportunities to grow and develop far beyond the social and financial constraints that have hampered development in the past.”
Encouraging scientists and inventors to give commercial life to their research ideas, Princess Sumaya said that the technology sector was already a strong contributor to Jordan’s GDP – ICT alone contributed around 14% of GDP last year.
The workshop is being hosted by El Hassan Science City with cooperation from the National Fund Enterprise Support in Jordan, the Institute of Physics, UNESCO Jordan, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy and The American Physical Society.
image: In the front row – IOP chief executive Robert Kirby-Harris (second from left), HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan (fourth from left), IOP international officer Dipali Bhatt-Chauhan (fifth from left)