Innovate Oman

Solve the big technology challenges facing Oman

The UK Oman Digital Hub has partnered with Plexal, CyLon, Imperial College Business School, ALJABR and Oman’s Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT) to launch Innovate Oman.

We supported digital innovators in Oman through workshops, mentoring and virtual courses.

The aim is to boost digital skills, support entrepreneurship and grow the country’s tech ecosystem.

And, in recognition of the importance of cybersecurity to Oman’s digital ambitions and national security, Innovate Oman funded three programmes designed to support cyber security startups.

Fill in the form if you’d like to submit an expression of interest and get in touch on cyberrunway@plexal.com if you have any questions or you’d like to support us as a mentor, investor or partner that can help us design an inclusive programme.

INNOVATE OMAN HACK

We helped students, recent graduates and entrepreneurs develop ideas in response to cyber security challenges set by industry:

Challenge one: Ransomware

This cyber challenge was set by MTCIT Oman National CERT. How might we detect or predict ransomware attacks to protect government institutions and employees?

Challenge two: Maritime

How might we automate the tracking of cyber and safety risks to ships or ship-shore systems to minimise disruption to marine operations and provide assurance around the adoption of vessels that depend on IoT?

INNOVATE OMAN HACK BENEFITS

Workshops by Plexal and Imperial College Business School to help you define your idea, develop a prototype and build a pitch

 

Pitch to industry and the Omani government

Connect with entrepreneurs and innovators

Five finalists will be mentored by leaders from industry

 

Finalists took part in the Innovate Oman Cyber Accelerator

 

MEET OUR INNOVATORS

Connect with our companies via their websites or let us know who you’d like to speak to at  innovateoman@plexal.com and we’ll connect you.

ETTEQA

A cyber security training platform.
etteqa.com

TOP CHALLENGES

  • Being able to design a platform that can help us to reach more customers.
  • We want your help to prepare our business plan for next three years.

LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH

  • Investors

TASKIT

A task-based marketplace that allows customers to order on-demand services.
taskit.info

TOP CHALLENGES

  • Gaining traction

CONNECTIONS

  • Clients and potential buyers

MAAREB TECHNOLOGY

A provider of blockchain-based digital solutions that help enterprises automate their processes and undergo digital transformation.
maareb.tech

TOP CHALLENGES

  • Being used by government entities in Oman
  • Finding users outside of Oman and in other markets

CONNECTIONS

  • Investors and buyers

GULF BOUND SOLUTIONS

Measures cyber risk and identifies threats in real time.
gulfboundsolutions.com

TOP CHALLENGES

  • Local market penetration

CONNECTIONS

  • Clients and potential buyers

OCTOPUS CYBERSECURITY

A dashboard for IT risk managers to identify and manage security compliance in a company.

TOP CHALLENGES

  • Getting real-world feedback from early adopters

LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH

  • Clients and investors

CYSWORDS

Helping government entities measure their compliance with Oman’s Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology’s cyber security frameworks.

TOP CHALLENGES

  • Developing the detailed steps needed to measure compliance

LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH

  • Clients and potential buyers
  • Potential partnerships with government, notably MTCIT

SECZONE

Cyber security platform that uses data and clustering algorithms to assess and predict vulnerability risks for organisations.

TOP CHALLENGES

  • Finding customers

LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH

  • Customers
  • Mentors to help build the business

AI-OM

AI-based facial recognition software to streamline business security processes.

TOP CHALLENGES

  • Building the product

LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH

  • Clients, potential buyers
  • Mentors and developers to help build the product

IOT SCANNER PLATFORM

An IOT vulnerability scanning tool for home or business. It detects vulnerabilities and shares potential solutions.

TOP CHALLENGES

  • Customer awareness
  • Linking iCloud with OpenSource

LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH

  • Buyers and investors
  • Mentors and developers to help build the product

INNOVATE OMAN CYBER ACCELERATOR

Delivered by CyLon, cyber startups received masterclasses and workshops to help them develop their technology, achieve a closer product-market fit and grow their businesses.

We also invited graduates from the Innovate Oman Hack to take part in the accelerator.

INNOVATE OMAN PROGRESS

Our 20-day sprint saw 15 entrepreneurs or startups, including graduates from Innovate Oman Hack and Innovate Oman Cyber Accelerator, receive mentoring and workshops designed to help them grow their businesses.

Find Us

Plexal’s based at Here East: a tech campus in east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We’re a five-minute walk from Hackney Wick train station, or you can catch the free shuttle bus from Stratford train, underground and bus stations.

Location

Plexal
14 East Bay Lane, The Press Centre, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3BS

Location

We’re open Monday-Friday from 6am-12am, Saturday - Sunday 10am-6pm