Jordan- Entrepreneurship ministry inks offers to assist enterprise incubators


(MENAFN – Jordan Times) AMMAN – The Department of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship has signed two letters of intent with the NasJo Training Company (ILearnJO) and the Jordanian Innovators Association (TTI) for three years.

The agreements aim to sponsor a group of incubators affiliated with the ministry in Jerash, Balqa and Irbid governorates by creating entrepreneurial projects and facilitating their work in the affiliated areas, according to the ministry.

Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Acting Secretary General Samira Zu’bi emphasized the importance of spreading the culture of entrepreneurship among Jordanian youth and the local community and improving their life skills, intellectual growth and innovation.

In a statement from the ministry, she said these skills are in line with the ministry’s vision and aspirations to enable digital transformation and foster creativity and innovation among Jordanian youth.

‘This collaboration is important as an example of a promising partnership between government and civil society institutions to serve the entrepreneurship system in Jordan, as TTI is designed to support quality entrepreneurial projects related to technology and engineering, with an emphasis on making such projects adapt can see the market changes caused by the pandemic, ”said the managing director of the TTI Bilal Raslan.

ILearnJO is a Jordan-based non-profit organization that grew out of the most vulnerable areas in Jerash. According to an ILearnJO statement, this leads to positive behavioral changes in young people by strengthening local partners and developing knowledge spaces.

The Department of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship has converted 40 knowledge stations into incubators in all governorates of the kingdom, currently with around three to four incubators in each governorate, so that creative entrepreneurial youth can benefit from incubation services and develop their creativity with ideas wherever they are Saddam Sayyaleh, executive director at ILearnJO, told the Jordan Times.

The main objective of this program is to take advantage of the stations’ infrastructure to provide incubation services rather than just providing training in the information technology field, and to encourage entrepreneurship among members of the local community by attracting entrepreneurs, Sayyaleh, to incubating and said to be looked after.

He added that the program also aims to provide governorate entrepreneurs with the support they need to translate their ideas into creative projects, and to reduce the barriers for entrepreneurs to start testing their ideas when they start their business and to move them into the advanced phase.

“As there are no sustainable social entrepreneurship incubators in Jordan, we provide services to young people aged 16-28 that are normally inaccessible,” he said.

“We educate young people about entrepreneurship and encourage them to get involved in a variety of initiatives, such as: B. starting a new business or supporting an existing business through incubators that generate new ideas and existing businesses and improving their employability by helping them find internships or jobs through digital tools in these communities ” said Sayyaleh.


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