Entrepreneurship Journey
Prof. Wael Badawy, P.Eng
Adviser, VP for Business and Innovation
Umm Al-Qora University, Makkah
K...
Land of Wealth
UQU

Year established : 1949
Number of Colleges (32)
Number of Institutes (6)
Number of Students (73,015)
Number of Facult...
UQU

Year established : 1949
Number of Colleges (32)
Number of Institutes (6)
Number of Students (73,015)
Number of Facult...
UQU Vision
•  That the University of Umm Al-Qura, with what it has
from qualified human resources, advanced
infrastructure...
UQU Mission

•  Pioneering in education, scientific
research and the service of the local
and global society.
Vision on Entrepreneurship

•  to graduate students with
entrepreneurship spirit that hire others
and contribute to the gr...
Facilities
•  VP for business and Innovation founded
in 2010
•  College of Business Management
founded in 2009
•  Institut...
VP Business and Innovation

•  Established in 2010
•  Vision: Leading the development of
knowledge-based economy
•  Missio...
VP Business and Innovation
•  The Institute for Research and Consultancy
Studies
–  Houses of Expertise Unit
–  Scientific...
The Institute for Research and
Consultancy Studies
•  A center that was expanded to become the
Institute in 2009.
•  The o...
Houses of Expertise Unit
•  The unit utilizes the scientific expertise, and
specialization of the university faculty staff...
The Institute for Innovation and
Entrepreneurship
•  A center that was expanded to become the Institute
in 2012.
•  It pro...
Makkah Techno Valley Company
•  An investment holding company owned by University
of Umm Al-Qura with initial capital of S...
Innovations, Technology and
Business Incubators
Innovation Incubator:
•  Early stage incubators
Technology Incubator:
•  S...
Intellectual Property Management
Unit
•  Established in Mid 2011, to play a key role in
managing Intellectual Property. It...
Outreach
•  International collaboration
•  National and international event organization
–  www.ieforum.org
–  www.tedxuqu...
Collaboration with Harvard
Collaboration with Oxford
Event Organization

www.ieforum.org

www.tedxuqu.com
Key Challenges

•  Eco System Support
•  Serving Mega Scale of students
•  Maximize ROI of the local Capacity
•  Promote s...
GCEE membership benefits

•  Exchange knowledge and expertise
•  Develop sustainable education,
training and services for ...
“The most challenging
logistics annual event in the
world today”
-  Director of the British Museum
-  26.01.2012
Increasing Number of Pilgrims
2011: 3 Million
Spatial and Temporal
Constraints
The Journey (process)
Arafat
Arafat – Jabal Al-Rahma
Muzdalifah
Mina (the city of tents)
Jamarat in Mina
Jamarat in Mina
Jamarat in Mina
Central Area of Makkah
Nature of Hajj
•  Hajj is an international unique phenomena
happening annually that requires more
interdisciplinary resear...
Q&A
Prof. Wael Badawy, P. Eng.
Entrepreneurship Journey:  GCEE summit member presentations 2012
Entrepreneurship Journey:  GCEE summit member presentations 2012
Entrepreneurship Journey:  GCEE summit member presentations 2012
Entrepreneurship Journey:  GCEE summit member presentations 2012
Entrepreneurship Journey:  GCEE summit member presentations 2012
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Entrepreneurship Journey: GCEE summit member presentations 2012

  1. 1. Entrepreneurship Journey Prof. Wael Badawy, P.Eng Adviser, VP for Business and Innovation Umm Al-Qora University, Makkah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia July 21, 2012 1
  2. 2. Land of Wealth
  3. 3. UQU Year established : 1949 Number of Colleges (32) Number of Institutes (6) Number of Students (73,015) Number of Faculty members (3,886)
  4. 4. UQU Year established : 1949 Number of Colleges (32) Number of Institutes (6) Number of Students (73,015) Number of Faculty members (3,886)
  5. 5. UQU Vision •  That the University of Umm Al-Qura, with what it has from qualified human resources, advanced infrastructure, scientific programs, research priorities, and managerial and financial systems, will become: •  Trusted by the community and is its first choice. •  A world authority in accreditation for Islamic studies (Shari’a) and Arabic Language. •  House of expertise and the official reference in the issue of developing the environment of Makkah and the holy places. •  An environment that facilitates innovation in knowledge and science, according to the established world criteria. ]
  6. 6. UQU Mission •  Pioneering in education, scientific research and the service of the local and global society.
  7. 7. Vision on Entrepreneurship •  to graduate students with entrepreneurship spirit that hire others and contribute to the growing knowledge base economy. •  to be a reference in the region to promote business and innovation by applying best practices.
  8. 8. Facilities •  VP for business and Innovation founded in 2010 •  College of Business Management founded in 2009 •  Institute of Scientific Research and Revival of Islamic Heritage •  The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research
  9. 9. VP Business and Innovation •  Established in 2010 •  Vision: Leading the development of knowledge-based economy •  Mission: Development and settlement of the knowledge produced by the university and contribute to the transfer of knowledge and technology
  10. 10. VP Business and Innovation •  The Institute for Research and Consultancy Studies –  Houses of Expertise Unit –  Scientific Chairs •  The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship –  Innovations, Technology and Business Incubators •  IP Management Unit •  Makkah Techno Valley Company
  11. 11. The Institute for Research and Consultancy Studies •  A center that was expanded to become the Institute in 2009. •  The objectives of the Institute: - Maximize the contribution towards development plans and building a knowledge-based society - Increase the cooperation between the university and the public and private sectors. - Provide research and consulting services for public and private sectors.
  12. 12. Houses of Expertise Unit •  The unit utilizes the scientific expertise, and specialization of the university faculty staff members. •  Its mission is to provide expertise, technical consultancy and research to transform knowledge and experience available to the University and its employees to projects targeting commercial and financial returns. •  With sixty houses in different disciplines managed by scientific personnel with specilized experience in the field of training and educational consulting, the Unit has a key impact on the Community.
  13. 13. The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship •  A center that was expanded to become the Institute in 2012. •  It promotes entrepreneurship culture, creativity, innovation and knowledge transfer. It supports the development of knowledge-based economy with experience and expertise available to the employees of the university. It hosts innovation and technology incubators to help students and graduates start their own business.
  14. 14. Makkah Techno Valley Company •  An investment holding company owned by University of Umm Al-Qura with initial capital of SAR 100 million to support knowledge-based economy. •  Makkah Techno Valley Company invests in technology transfer, developing products, scientific and technical solutions based on research and innovation at the University of Umm Al-Qura. •  The company also hosts research and development centers in collaborations with international companies.
  15. 15. Innovations, Technology and Business Incubators Innovation Incubator: •  Early stage incubators Technology Incubator: •  SAR 100 Million investment that was announced May 2012 to house technology transfer in Geo-informatics by KACST Business Incubators •  Early stage incubators
  16. 16. Intellectual Property Management Unit •  Established in Mid 2011, to play a key role in managing Intellectual Property. It provides financial support and managing advices to all students, employees and members of the community. •  As a young unit, it was able to register four patent applications in the United States.
  17. 17. Outreach •  International collaboration •  National and international event organization –  www.ieforum.org –  www.tedxuqu.com
  18. 18. Collaboration with Harvard
  19. 19. Collaboration with Oxford
  20. 20. Event Organization www.ieforum.org www.tedxuqu.com
  21. 21. Key Challenges •  Eco System Support •  Serving Mega Scale of students •  Maximize ROI of the local Capacity •  Promote sustainable new business
  22. 22. GCEE membership benefits •  Exchange knowledge and expertise •  Develop sustainable education, training and services for innovation and entrepreneurship •  Explore venues to maximize ROI
  23. 23. “The most challenging logistics annual event in the world today” -  Director of the British Museum -  26.01.2012
  24. 24. Increasing Number of Pilgrims 2011: 3 Million
  25. 25. Spatial and Temporal Constraints
  26. 26. The Journey (process)
  27. 27. Arafat
  28. 28. Arafat – Jabal Al-Rahma
  29. 29. Muzdalifah
  30. 30. Mina (the city of tents)
  31. 31. Jamarat in Mina
  32. 32. Jamarat in Mina
  33. 33. Jamarat in Mina
  34. 34. Central Area of Makkah
  35. 35. Nature of Hajj •  Hajj is an international unique phenomena happening annually that requires more interdisciplinary research work •  Computational analysis, visualization, and simulation provide better understating of the complexity of Hajj •  Better understating supports more appropriate decisions to avoid problems and enhance Hajj experience
  36. 36. Q&A Prof. Wael Badawy, P. Eng.

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