Engicon, a Jordan-based consulting engineering firm, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) to provide financial and technical assistance to students showing creativity in applied science and research development in the water and energy sectors.
MoU was signed by Mr. Tarek Zuriekat, CEO of Engicon, and Dr. Khalid Al Asfar, Director of the Center of Excellence for Creative Projects at JUST in the presence of Dr. Mahmoud Al Shayab, the President of JUST.
Mr. Zureikat emphasized on the importance of the agreement saying that “It coincides with Engicon’s corporate social responsibility programs, which aspire to promote research and entrepreneurism in various sectors such as water, environment and energy.”
Mr. Zureikat further added that “The key objective of the memorandum is to support technology-based projects that introduce innovative products and services in addition to technological solutions.”
The project that will be selected in accordance to set criteria will be entitled to receiving technical, financial and logistic support from Engicon. Moreover, Engicon will offer financial aid to the students working on the project during the incubation period which aims mainly to encourage students and ensure their commitment to the project.
Dr. Al Asfar commended Engicon for its notable support saying that “Encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation is in the interest of all concerned parties and helps advance sustainability in the kingdom.”
Dr. Al Asfar went on to mention that promoting entrepreneurism and creativity among students, especially those studying applied sciences, improves their work capabilities and helps them bridge the gap between theory and practice.