Dr. Wissam Rabadi
Executive Director
Challenges and Opportunities
June 21st , 2013
Education/
R&D
(investment)
Innovation
(process)
Entrepreneurship
(attitude)
Economic
Value
(outcome)
Value Creation Value...
National Institutional
Program Capacity
 “A Practical Guide to Wealth Creation: Proposals for an Innovation Policy
for Jordan” commissioned by the Euro-Jordanian...
Princess Sumaya
University of Technology
(Academia)
The Royal
Scientific Society
(Research)
The Higher Council of
Science ...
Concept Masterplan
COMMERCIAL
USE ZONE
iPARK
ADMINISTRATION
AND TRAINING ZONE
RSS RESEARCH /
LABORATORY ZONE
PRINCESS SUMA...
•Cities4
•Activity Partners20+
•Activities30+
•Participants5K
•PR Campaign$50K
•Ad Campaign$75K
Partnerships
Activities
Re...
• Invest in Jordanian startups
• Help them grow worldwide
• Identify Diaspora Entrepreneurs
• Help them get established in...
Companies
Incubated
Jobs
Created
Knowledge-Based
High Value-Added Jobs
Export Oriented
ICT, Clean Tech
If iPARK was a Comp...
 Innovation  Competitiveness
 Need for a National Innovation Policy
 Wealth of Research, Analysis and Recommendations
...
2013 cambridge  developing jordan’s innovation ecosystem,wissam rabadi exec. director i park tech
2013 cambridge  developing jordan’s innovation ecosystem,wissam rabadi exec. director i park tech
2013 cambridge  developing jordan’s innovation ecosystem,wissam rabadi exec. director i park tech
2013 cambridge  developing jordan’s innovation ecosystem,wissam rabadi exec. director i park tech
2013 cambridge  developing jordan’s innovation ecosystem,wissam rabadi exec. director i park tech
2013 cambridge  developing jordan’s innovation ecosystem,wissam rabadi exec. director i park tech
2013 cambridge  developing jordan’s innovation ecosystem,wissam rabadi exec. director i park tech
2013 cambridge  developing jordan’s innovation ecosystem,wissam rabadi exec. director i park tech
2013 cambridge  developing jordan’s innovation ecosystem,wissam rabadi exec. director i park tech
2013 cambridge  developing jordan’s innovation ecosystem,wissam rabadi exec. director i park tech
2013 cambridge  developing jordan’s innovation ecosystem,wissam rabadi exec. director i park tech
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  • The physical campus
  • Talk about stats on DisapiraThe value of silicon valley linkages (Taiwanese science park experience, Israel has 10% of the companies on NASDAQStartup company exit abroadWissam can talk about need of local companiesConnections back to USCompanies with US clients like KindisoftGrowth through access to marketsHMK’s vision of a knowledge based export oriented high value creating economyEIB to help with europeMaktoob acquisition as an exampleManagement talent from abroad; knowledge of markets custoemrs and competitors and access to cumulative research
  • 2013 cambridge developing jordan’s innovation ecosystem,wissam rabadi exec. director i park tech

    1. 1. Dr. Wissam Rabadi Executive Director Challenges and Opportunities June 21st , 2013
    2. 2. Education/ R&D (investment) Innovation (process) Entrepreneurship (attitude) Economic Value (outcome) Value Creation Value Capturing
    3. 3. National Institutional Program Capacity
    4. 4.  “A Practical Guide to Wealth Creation: Proposals for an Innovation Policy for Jordan” commissioned by the Euro-Jordanian Action for Enterprise Development (EJADA), 2006  “Study on the National Innovation System in Jordan”, commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) , 2009  “A Candid Review of Jordan’s Innovation Policy”, commissioned by the World Bank/Korean Development Institute, 2011  “National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy 2011-2016”, Commissioned by the Higher Council for Science and Technology, 2011
    5. 5. Princess Sumaya University of Technology (Academia) The Royal Scientific Society (Research) The Higher Council of Science & Technology (Government) The Business Park, LLC (Commercialization) IPR Protection Tech Transfer Industry-University Capacity Building Competition Culture Physical Space Startup Support Growth Early-stage Finance Mentoring Entrepreneurship Center IP Office Incubator Angel Network
    6. 6. Concept Masterplan COMMERCIAL USE ZONE iPARK ADMINISTRATION AND TRAINING ZONE RSS RESEARCH / LABORATORY ZONE PRINCESS SUMAYA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY JORDAN UNIVERSITY CONVENTION / ACCOMMODATION ZONE AMENITIES / AMPHITHEATRE CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS AREA SUMMARY Existing Area: 45,000 sf 5-Year Buildout: 35,000 sf Future Capacity: 215,000 sf
    7. 7. •Cities4 •Activity Partners20+ •Activities30+ •Participants5K •PR Campaign$50K •Ad Campaign$75K Partnerships Activities Results Ranked No. 1 In the MENA Ranked No.16 Globally
    8. 8. • Invest in Jordanian startups • Help them grow worldwide • Identify Diaspora Entrepreneurs • Help them get established in Jordan Silicon Valley
    9. 9. Companies Incubated Jobs Created Knowledge-Based High Value-Added Jobs Export Oriented ICT, Clean Tech If iPARK was a Company, it would’ve been among the largest 10 companies in Jordan Market Value
    10. 10.  Innovation  Competitiveness  Need for a National Innovation Policy  Wealth of Research, Analysis and Recommendations  Good Understanding of Challenges and Solutions  Political Well, Resource Allocation and Execution  Success Stories  Future Opportunities

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