The Tank by Umniah Holds Open Day for Innovation in IoT in Collaboration with IBTECAR

The Tank by Umniah Holds Open Day for Innovation in IoT in Collaboration with IBTECAR Amman, Jordan, 25 November 2019: As part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, Umniah’s entrepreneurship and business incubator, The Tank, in collaboration with IBTECAR Consulting, has organized for the fourth year in a row, an open day for innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT), at the incubator in King Hussein Business Park. The open day included a discussion session titled “IoT: Challenges and Opportunities”, in which specialists and experts spoke about the new technological revolution taking place in the world and the latest global developments in the information and communications technology sector, with a focus on the Internet of Things (IoT). During the open day, a Hackathon competition was held where innovative students and startup founders presented about 20 innovative projects and prototypes in the IoT field to a jury consisting of Rita Shanti, Onboarding Manager at Oasis 500, Samer Al-Damasi, Technical Manager at Sam Engineering & Trade, and Ahmed Al-Subaihi, Digital Transformation Manager at Umniah, after selecting more than 70 applications. The jury announced the winners, with the IOBEE project in first place, SUFHA in second place, and the Hydroponic Farming project in third place, with total cash prizes of 2,000 Jordanian dinars. Umniah’s Corporate Communications Manager, Nicole Shahin, congratulated the winners of the Hackathon competition, noting that the selection process of the three winners took into account several criteria, including the quality and ease of application of these projects, their potential for growth and level of innovation, in addition to the expected benefit and implications for the society, praising the efforts of the jury in this competition. Shahin added: “We are proud to cooperate with IBTECAR to hold Hackathons that stimulate the creative skills of university students and entrepreneurs in Jordan, believing in their exceptional and innovative ideas and solutions. These competitions also reflect our interest in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation and keeping pace with the changes brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution which will propel the country into a new era of civilization, prosperity and progress.” Founder of IBTECAR Jamil Alkhatib said: “Through our partnership with The Tank, Umniah’s entrepreneurship and business incubator, over the past three years, we have been able to hold several IoT Hackathon competitions which aim to provide an ideal innovative environment for entrepreneurs, as well as offer various opportunities to support young energies, training about 200 entrepreneurs in IoT products and companies development.” It is worth mentioning that Umniah is the first telecommunications company in Jordan to launch an IoT program and lab to encourage entrepreneurs and inventors to create and innovate, and empower them with the technical skills they need to develop their technological ideas and prototypes, before turning them into projects that can be executed and implemented on the ground. -End-