Orange Jordan inaugurates innovation hub for empowerment

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AMMANOrange Jordan inaugurated in the Orange Digital Village, the “innovation hub”, which is part of a new concept that the telecommunications provider implemented in corporation with the EU, called the “Innovation space”.اضافة اعلان

The innovation hub is a three-year project, which aims to promote digital empowerment, and innovation culture on a wider scale.

EU Ambassador Maria Hadjitheodosiou, Minister of Youth Mohammad Salameh Al-Nabulsi, Orange Jordan Chairman Shabib Ammari, CEO of Orange Jordan Thierry Marigny, media representatives, and public figures took part in the event.

Orange Jordan’s Digital Fabrication and Innovation Manager Reham Abdul Rahim said that for more than a year, the company has been working on five labs, comprising five technologies, namely 5G, AI, VR and AR, IoT, and Blockchain.

Abdul Rahim said that most of the innovation hubs in the region provide spaces for startups and innovators, while Orange Jordan has distinguished itself by teaching and training them, providing them with high-quality equipment, and a place that they can use to innovate from scratch.

She explained that that every lab can include 4 to 5 innovators.

Orange Jordan is planning to arrange networking events to help the innovators in presenting their ideas, she noted.

Marigny, Orange’s CEO, said that Jordan needs a platform for students and startups to meet and innovate. “The hub is a place for everyone, youth, women, and people with disabilities, which will encourage them to unleash their potential to innovate,” he said.
The innovation hub is a three-year project, which aims to promote digital empowerment, and innovation culture on a wider scale.
The EU ambassador told the attendees that the hub will increase employment opportunities in the digital sector by providing young women and men with the knowledge and tools.

“The innovation hub is a glimpse of the future, and one step toward what the future can offer,” Hadjitheodosiou said.

“With this, Jordan is taking innovative steps by being the first in the region,” she said. “We want to enhance the capacity of small and medium entrepreneurs to innovate across the country.”

Hamza Al-Taei, one of the participants in the hub, said that by using IoT, internet of things, “we invented a smart window, which is a glass that you can control via your smartphone in any place in the world, and is going to help in saving electricity and energy consumption”.

Chief Innovation Officer at Actria Company Mohammad Hatamleh told Jordan News that “we participated in the hub to present a touch-less screen, where people can interact and perform transactions without the need to touch anything.”

He said that Actria “is the only company in the world that transformed the physical touch screens into holograms in mid of the air”.

Photographer and social media influencer Alaa Hamdan said that she “found the place fantastic because it paves the way for the people who were seeking tiny opportunities”.

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