The Center of Innovation and Excellence (CIE) is the brainchild of Dr. Maher, who believes that innovation and entrepreneurship are the solution for the challenges that lie ahead.
Our mission is to meet the requirements of sustainable community development within a smart knowledge environment that supports creativity and innovation.
I believe that having entrepreneurial mindset is a gate for our students to become distinguished and successful throughout their entire career. The CIE act as a hub of innovation-focused activities at AAU.
Centre of Innovation and Excellence boasts to provide unique services for aspiring innovators through the following departments.
We believe that having that entrepreneurial mindset is a gate for our students to become distinguished and successful throughout their entire career.
We are keen to keep abreast of the latest science in technology and reflects that on the local market, to serve this purpose the technology transfer office (TTO) was established.
The Business Engagement Office at AAU aims to connect business and industry with the resources they need to advance their businesses.
Makerspace provide the facility to get hands-on technical experience in converting your idea into a Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
WE MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE
At the Center of Innovation and Excellence we aim to not only encourage innovative ideas, we also work towards putting those ideas into action by creating partnerships, platforms, products and affecting policies.
Identifying innovations emerging from their research, teaching and service activities that could have broader societal impact.
Assessing the costs and benefits associated with development and commercialization of the innovation.
Protecting the intellectual property as appropriate by patent, trademark, and/or copyright.
Evaluating potential pathways and developing strategies for development and commercialization.
Finding partners who can participate in further research, development and commercialization.
Negotiating agreements that provide value to both partners while protecting the rights of AAU participants and preserving the intellectual property assets.
Helping interested faculty, staff and students in their entrepreneurial pursuits.
Spin Off Phase
Do you have an idea with a great potential? Are you looking for: Funding, Mentorship, Plan-of-Action to propel you to the next stage,
Customers/Partners, Promotion etc
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The Center of Innovation and Excellence at AAU extended full support for The Hult Prize: The World's Biggest Student Movement Aiming to Solve our most critical social challenges through Students Startups by providing all the requirements to encourage the students to Join the competition.
As am one of HULT prize organizer, l am so proud that l had the chance to work with AAU Center of Innovation and Excellence. They act as our main support system, they do provide us with training, place to work and everything we need. I wanted to express my personal gratitude to the Center of Innovation and Excellence.
Our Center for Innovation and Excellence had supported us to invest our idea to make it in the right place. They were and still the best supporter that I had deal with.
I was one of those people whose entrepreneurial dreams were so far away. The university gave me an opportunity to create the better future that l wished by enriching my entrepreneurial thoughts through the Center of Innovation and Excellence. I am one of the smallest entrepreneurs in the country today, an optometrist and an internationally certified trainer in the field of talent, innovation and creative leadership.