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​Manafa'a Ideathon

Held for the first time in 2018, Manafa'a is a fast paced 48-hour event concentrating on the development of innovative and sustainable biodiversity inspired business ideas.

Over the two days of the ideathon, participants from different academic and professional backgrounds explore how biodiversity conservation can be effectively turned into profitable businesses.

Developed and organized by OAPGRC, Manafa'a provides Oman's entrepreneurial and scientific community with the opportunity to pitch innovative and creative biodiversity based business ideas and help transform them into viable working models.

Objectives

Support efforts to diversify Oman's economy by:​

o   Providing a platform for Omani and Oman-based innovators and entrepreneurs to present, discuss and refine ideas for new products inspired by our biodiversity

o   Encouraging start-ups that are based on applied research on national biological resources

o   Building public awareness of potential biodiversity investment opportunities


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