Nine new companies come under ITA’s SAS Centre for Entrepreneurship
Muscat - The Information Technology Authority (ITA) celebrated the incubation of nine new companies which joined SAS Centre for Entrepreneurship recently.
SAS is a specialised centre which was launched in 2013 to create and incubate the emerging Omani companies in the ICT sector. The incubated companies are provided with various services and facilities including an office in the Knowledge Oasis Muscat, technical consultancies, in addition to accounting, financial, marketing and legal services, stated a press release.
Hassan Fida al Lawati, director general of Digital Society Development Division, said, “eOman Strategy focuses on developing the IT sector which is one of its most important pillars. Hence, SAS Centre was established with the aim of encouraging the emerging Omani companies, incubating their talents and urging them to be entrepreneurs and to utilise their skills.”
He added, “Since its launch, the centre incubated 38 SMEs which signed a number of contracts with many government and private entities inside and outside the sultanate, reaching up to RO2.40mn.
“SAS welcomes all talented youth who want to produce innovative IT solutions. We also urge the new incubated compa- nies to benefit from the incubation period and the provided services and facilities.”
The new companies include ‘Birwaz’, which is an Omani firm specialised in event management, digital marketing and tourism promotion; ‘Baisah’ Integrated Enterprise, an Omani company specialised in the field of eCommerce; ‘Xproject’ specialising in IT consulting services, supplying IT products, software, networking solutions, graphic design and websites develop- ment, and Technology and Space Company, which aims at working on the space field in the sultanate and developing the modern technology field.
Other companies include ‘Mashhad’, which offers a wide range of concept design services such as architectural and internal design; ‘ Mandoob’ which provides parcel delivery services through integrated logistics system that serves the SMEs; ‘Metamorph’ which is a software development company offering web and mobile development services that are specifically catered to SMEs and start-ups within the GCC market; ‘Tarish’ films which is an Omani company specialised in the production of video content, development of creative ideas, and production management and Modern Communications Software, which is an online eCommerce platform called hadaya.om, serving flowers, sweets and cakes from various Omani vendors to support SMEs.