Zayed University’s Institute for Technological Innovation (ITI) has begun its roadshows in the Kuwaiti Universities as part of its efforts to promote E-biz Challenge in the GCC Countries. The roadshows are expected to give presentation and information about the 'Fourth E-biz Challenge', ...

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Published: Tue 22 Nov 2005, 2:15 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:08 PM

which is organised by the ITI for university students and under the patronage of Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Education and President of Zayed University.

Continuing till the end of December, the roadshows began in the Higher Colleges of Technology in the different emirates, American University of Sharjah (AUS), Sharjah University, American University of Dubai (AUD), University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE University and Skyline College. The campaign includes all university students in the UAE and the GCC region.

"The Challenge witnesses new competitions this year by including the e-services as a new category, in cooperation with Dubai e-Government and the speech recognition 'voice portal' in partnership with Emerging Technologies. Being organised for the fourth year, the Challenge is based on the successful student e-business competitions run by leading international academic institutes, Stanford University, MIT and Cambridge University, and is applied by Zayed University for the first time in the region", Dr Hanif Hassan Al Qassimi, Vice President of Zayed University said.

"The GCC roadshows headed to Gulf University for Science & Technology, American University in Kuwait, and Kuwait University in Kuwait and then moved to Sahar & Sultan Qaboos University in Oman on Tuesday, and will later include Saudi Arabia and Qatar. All teams who register a plan by the new year (December 31 2005) and submit the plan by the closing date in March 2006 will be put into a draw to win a mobile phone.

The Challenge is open to participating universities and higher education students in the Council and the deadline of submitting the plans is the end of February 2006, Dr. Abdullah Abonamah, Director of Institute for Technological Innovation (ITI) said.

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