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’re supporting 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 is funding three programmes designed to support cybersecurity startups.

Applications for the Innovate Oman Hack are closed, but there’s still time to apply for the Innovate Oman Cyber Accelerator by 9 December.

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're helping students, recent graduates and entrepreneurs develop ideas in response to cybersecurity challenges set by industry:

Challenge one: Ransomware

This cyber challenge has been 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 cyber-safety risks to ship or ship-shore systems to minimise disruption to marine operations and provide assurance around adoption of vessel 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

 

Five finalists will take part in the Innovate Oman Cyber Accelerator.

 

INNOVATE OMAN CYBER ACCELERATOR

Delivered by CyLon, 15 cyber startups will receive masterclasses and workshops to help them develop their technology, achieve a closer product-market fit and grow their businesses. Apply by 9 December 2021 to take part.

Select graduates from the Innovate Oman Hack will also be invited to take part in the accelerator.

INNVOATE OMAN PROGRESS

Our 20-day sprint will see 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.

JOIN ONLINE

All Innovate Oman programmes are being delivered online so you can join from anywhere.

MEET OUR INNOVATORS. CONTACT OUR TEAM.

If you’d like to mentor our innovators or if you have any questions about applying, get in touch on innovateoman@plexal.com

PROGRAMME PARTNERS

Find Us

Plexal’s based at Here East: a tech campus in east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We’re a 10-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