Discussions of the working group with startup companies continue
22 Oct 2020
The working group formed by the State Council for dialogue with start-up companies today continued its dialogue virtually with the companies operating in the Security and Information Technology Sector regarding the study of the Technology and Innovation Committee of the Council on the "Draft Law on Investment in Technology and Innovation".
The meeting, headed by Hon.Dr Maryam bint Abdullah bin Rajab Al Awadiyah, Committee Head was held in the presence of the honorable group members, discussed several topics related to the study, with the aim of getting acquainted with the views of these companies towards the legislation in force related to the technology and communications sectors, and a survey of national capabilities in innovation to develop the two sectors as key enablers to achieve economic diversification.
In the same context, the group reviewed on 20 October 2020, the views of a number of start-up companies operating in the logistics sector relating to the same study.
These meetings come within the framework of the work plan of the Council's Technology and Innovation Committee to study the Draft Law on Investment in Technology and Innovation, and in line with the Sultanate’s drive to achieve economic diversification including in the technology and communications sectors.
It is noteworthy that the Council formed a special working group for dialogue with startups in various sectors, believing in the importance of community participation with various relevant authorities to benefit from their experiences and vision.