Project ‘Mouj’ pipped 25 others to bag the best student company at the Injaz Oman grand finale on Tuesday.
The project uses waste to be converted to fish food in farms and will represent the Sultanate in the regional competition later this year.
The programme was held under the auspices of Assistant Secretary General of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers HH Sayyid Kamil Bin Fahd Bin Mahmoud Al Said.
While Mouj scooped the BP Oman Award for Best Student Company,
Occidental Oman honoured `Sannah’ with the Best Sustainable Product Award. The Al Raffad Fund award for Best Marketing Plan went to `Berwaz’ and the National Youth Commission ‘In-Country Value’ award went to `Samarim’.
The contest saw the highly potential startups undergo rigorous panel interviews, sell and exhibit their products and concepts over two days. A highly competent panel of judges led the interviews. This was a very critical step to identify strengths and weaknesses of the student companies. The judges also focused on the market position, challenges and the firm’s overall performance.