Muscat: Caledonian College of Engineering (CCE) has entered into a partnership with the SME Development Fund (SMEDF) of National Company for Projects and Management LLC to launch an 'Entrepreneurial Campus' initiative within the college.
The partnership seeks to contribute towards national efforts to support young Omanis in entrepreneurial enterprises. The partnership was marked by an MoU, signed by Dr Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Al Bulushi, Acting Dean, Caledonian College, and Raphael Parambi, CEO, SME Development Fund- NCPM.
The SMEDF is targeted at growing the SME sector of the Omani economy. It operates the 'Entrepreneurial Campus' initiative, a broad array of programmes and resources that help build a participating college's capacity to develop and run exciting, high-impact entrepreneurship programmes on campus for students and new entrepreneurs.
In November 2012, CCE launched a dedicated entity called 'Caledonian Centre for Creativity and Innovation' (CCCI) solely to promote and nurture the spirit of entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation among talented students and staff.