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Dr. Omar Sakr is the founder and CEO of Nawah-Scientific, the first private multidisciplinary research center in Egypt, catering for research in the fields of natural and biomedical sciences. He holds a PhD in pharmaceutical technology from the University of Geneva and an MBA degree from HULT business school in London. His career extends over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical field, both in academia and industry. His workplaces include Egypt, Switzerland and Germany. Dr. Sakr is also an adjunct assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Zewail City of Science and Technology. To his name, Omar holds several scientific and business awards for innovative product design.
How to convert your research finding into a business idea
The Egyptian scientific community consists of a lot of bright minded scientists with innovations locked in their drawers. This untapped potential is held captive by the lack of proper information and training for scientists on how to commercialize their inventions. This workshop is solely dedicated to participants with scientific backgrounds, ideally staff of faculties of pharmacy, sciences, agriculture, or medical schools. During the course of this workshop, you will walk along the path to answer three questions: Which research finding can become a business idea? What are the different business models of biotech startups and How do I get funding?