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Caledonian Centre for Creativity and Innovation is established mainly as a Centre for encouraging students and staff towards innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The centre aims to provide......

Caledonian Centre for Creativity and Innovation is established mainly as a Centre for encouraging students and staff towards innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The centre aims to provide linkage and connectivity between the college, industries and the national innovation hub, initiated by The Research Council (TRC).
The Centre’s main aim is to nurture the spirit of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship among talented and ambitious students and academic staff. The objective is to provide a springboard for budding engineers and academicians with entrepreneurship awareness and job creation opportunities. The centre is also expected to provide a technology link between the college and commerce and industry in Oman.

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  • 1. Caledonian College of Engineering Caledonian College of Engineering (A University College in Oman) Caledonian Centre for Creativity and Innovation Prof. S. Feroz, HoD Research, CCCI Mr. M. J. Varghese Mr. Hatem Yazidi Research assistant, Research Department Research Assistant, Research Department CCCI CCCI 1
  • 2. Caledonian College of Engineering Caledonian College of Engineering (A University College in Oman) Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al-Zakwani Executive Director (Industrial innovation Centre, Sultanate of Oman) 19 th November, 2012
  • 3. Caledonian College of Engineering Caledonian College of Engineering (A University College in Oman) • What is CCCI? (Team, mission, aim, objectives) • What’s the benefits for the students? • Our Current Activities • Our Master Plan • Our Future Activities • Collaborations 3
  • 4. Caledonian College of Engineering Caledonian College of Engineering (A University College in Oman) 4
  • 5. Caledonian College of Engineering Caledonian College of Engineering (A University College in Oman)
  • 6. Caledonian College of Engineering Caledonian College of Engineering (A University College in Oman) What is CCCI? Caledonian Centre for Creativity and Innovation is established mainly as a Centre for encouraging students and staff towards innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The Centre aims to provide linkage and connectivity between the college, industries and the national innovation hub, initiated by The Research Council (TRC). The Mission: • To nurture the culture of creativity and Innovation in Oman. • To bridge the gap between College, industries, national and international innovation hubs. Aim: To impart the spirit of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship among talented and ambitious students and academic staff. 6
  • 7. Caledonian College of Engineering Caledonian College of Engineering (A University College in Oman) Objectives: To provide a launching pad to budding engineers and academicians with: • Entrepreneurship awareness and job creation opportunities; • Technology linkage between the college and Commerce and Industry in Oman; • Culture of innovation, creativity and product development; • Support for pre-incubation and business opportunities; • Training, education and information services; • Linkage and connectivity between the college and national level Creativity and innovation Centres. 7
  • 8. Caledonian College of Engineering Caledonian College of Engineering (A University College in Oman) What’s the students benefits? • Education and training on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship; • Advice and support on product development and ideas; • Technical support for innovative and creative student’s project; • Provide management and supervisory advice. • Imparting training to pre-incubate the efforts of graduates and staff. • Impart the hand holding support to enable them to move forward and experiment with initial business models. • Connect with organizations and individuals in Oman and outside, to encourage students and help them draw on to a business environment; • Bring together student innovators, scientist & technologist, academic staff entrepreneurs, Alumni, venture capitalists, bankers, subject experts and mentors and Government. 8
  • 9. Caledonian College of Engineering Caledonian College of Engineering (A University College in Oman) Current Activities: • Education and training on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship; • Advice and support on product development and ideas; • Technical support for innovative and creative student’s project; • Imparting training to pre-incubate the efforts of young graduates and staff. • Provide management and supervisory advice; • Impart the hand holding support to enable them to move forward and experiment with initial business models; • Connect with organizations and individuals in Oman and outside, to encourage students and help them draw on to a business environment. 9
  • 10. Caledonian College of Engineering Caledonian College of Engineering (A University College in Oman) Strategic Plan Fig. 1. Business Incubator Model.[6] 10
  • 11. Caledonian College of Engineering Caledonian College of Engineering (A University College in Oman) Future Activities: KPR 11
  • 12. Caledonian College of Engineering Caledonian College of Engineering (A University College in Oman) Collaborations: Techno park Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI)-Trivandrum, India (www.technoparktbi.org) University of Technology Mara (UiTM, Malaysia) www.uitm.edu.my
  • 13. Caledonian College of Engineering Caledonian College of Engineering (A University College in Oman) Conclusion CCCI aims to play a remarkable role in encouraging and developing innovation and entrepreneurship among young engineers to help the nation grow economically and in technological terms. Instilling entrepreneurship skill development courses into the academic curriculum fulfills college’s mission as the hub of creativity in due course of time. These initiatives will definitely encourage students to think about innovative options, newer products and processes which eventually add up to the economic and technological development of the nation.