“Innovation Hub” launched in cooperation with the EU and Orange Jordan

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The “Innovation Hub” in Orange Digital Village was officially opened by the European Union (EU) and Orange Jordan as part of the “Innovation Space,” a three-year project co-funded by the European Union’s Innovation for Enterprise Growth and Jobs programme “Innovate Jordan” that aims to spread digital empowerment and innovation culture.

The EU Ambassador to Jordan, H.E. Maria Hadjitheodosiou, Minister of Youth, Mohammad Salameh Al Nabulsi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jordan Telecom company/Orange Jordan, Dr Shabib Ammari, CEO of Orange Jordan, Thierry Marigny, media representatives and public figures attended the inauguration of the Innovation Hub.

The “innovation Hub” is an alternative idea that includes 5 Labs for Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Internet of Things, and 5G to support young people, entrepreneurs, and anyone else interested in identifying growth-oriented opportunities and creating innovative projects.

H.E. Maria Hadjitheodosiou during the inauguration said “The Innovation Hub will provide young women and men with the knowledge and tools to help them seek professional careers in the digital sector. This hub will become a playground for curious and ambitious bright minds. It will provide access to Virtual and Augmented Reality technology, a 5G laboratory, blockchain technology, the Internet of Things, and many others. It is a glimpse into the future.”

Thierry Marigny, CEO, Orange Jordan said “We are glad to launch the Innovation Hub that reflects Orange’s role as a responsible digital leader in enhancing digital education through making resources, technologies, devices, and skills required in the global job market available, and supporting entrepreneurship, which is inherently innovative, as well as promoting digital inclusion.”

In addition to the “Innovation Hub,” which was recently opened at the Orange Digital Village in Amman, the EU-funded “Innovation Space” project supports the expansion of Orange Jordan’s digital programmes to include 9 Community Digital Centers, 5 new coding academies, 5 FabLabs, and 8 start-up accelerators and incubators.

The program is a promising initiative in Jordan and a place for support for digital innovation and entrepreneurs. By highlighting significant prospects for digital economic growth, it supports and develops entrepreneurship while introducing digital culture and fostering digital skills, particularly among women and young people.


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