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Jordan centre to support tech research and innovation

[AMMAN] The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) has launched a centre to monitor and support technology research and innovation opportunities in its member countries, and develop them in accordance with their needs. The centre could lead to an IT hub for the region – Flickr/amanky

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African Development Bank Surveys Tunisia’s ‘Green’ Potential

On November 29, 2011, the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Tunis announced the release of the annual Technology and Innovation Report, drafted by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in collaboration with AfDB. The report focuses on the future of renewable energies and technologies (RETs) in developing countries, along with some of the challenges faced in advancing renewable …

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Tunisia to boost its S&T with US$16.5 million project

[TUNIS] The Tunisian government has launched a US$16.5 million project to support the country’s scientific research and innovation systems.

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Innovation key for future success of Islamic finance system

Innovation is the key to the future success of the Islamic finance industry and to meet the challenges of contributing to economic growth and to facilitate internationalization of the industry. According to Nor Mohamed Yakcop, minister in the prime minister’s department in Malaysia, “the Islamic financial system has to continually innovate and adapt in order to be competitive. At the …

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Dubai: Innovation Center to aid Tech Entrepreneurs

Majid Bin Mohammed Innovation Center in5 to Serve as Enabling Springboard for Tech Entrepreneurs in Dubai In5 Innovation Center’s Location at Dubai Internet City to Facilitate Access to Tech Ecosystem Majid Bin Mohammed Innovation Center Dubai,UAE – Tuesday, October 4th 2011 [ME NewsWire]. Under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai …

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Egyptian tech turns rice straw into paper, insecticide

[CAIRO] A new chemical pulping technology could eliminate waste by turning rice straw into paper and provide a cheap insecticide to control mosquitoes, according to Egyptian researchers.

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PepsiCo invests in Chickpea production in Ethopia

PepsiCo has set up a project it hopes will increase chickpea production and promote long-term nutritional and economic security in Ethiopia.

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Bahrain: Training workshop for young Arab Entrepreneurs

Yesterday evening concluded the training workshop for Arab young entrepreneurs, hosted by the Bahraini capital Manama, and organized by ASTF, in partnership with Intel Corporation, and with the support of the S. United Nations for Industrial Development “UNIDO”, according to Dr. Abdalla Alnajjar, president of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF).

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Islamic states urged to adopt ambitious science plans

[ISLAMABAD] Ambitious proposals to put innovation at the heart of research efforts across the Islamic world were approved by science leaders from member countries of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) last week (11–13 January).

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Syrian inventor scheme bears fruit

[HOMS, SYRIA] Syrian academics are hailing a scheme to nurture inventors a success following a string of patent applications and international prizes for their students’ work. The Science of Invention and Development (SID) Team in Syrian Universities has been running for more than a decade and aims to train Master’s students and graduates on how to be inventors in their …

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