SQU Supports Renewable Energy Research Initiatives in Sultanate

The Sustainable Energy Research

Centre (SERC) at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and Bahwan

Cybertech (BCT) signed a Research Cooperation Programme (RCP) in

order to bring collaborative efforts of both parties to support Renewable

Energy initiatives in the Sultanate. The collaboration will take place with

the inherent expertise of the SQU’s SERC in advanced research, policy

making and as a premier institution of learning to nurture talent while

BCT provides domain specific and enterprise consulting, digital

technologies, human capacity development and operations and

maintenance solutions.

The RCP in specific provides avenues for the SQU’s SERC and

BCT collaboration in following areas of mutual interest: digital

technologies for renewable energy, solar and wind, project

consultancy, feasibility, estimation, assessment.

The RCP covers other areas including real time asset and

efficiency monitoring and control of IoT based sensor deployments;

business insight analytics; collaborative technologies for gathering

social intelligence, capturing stakeholder feedback and promoting

renewables through social media campaigns. The RCP foresees SERC

to function as a Center of Excellence to offer consulting, advisory,

technology labs for industry players. The cooperation programme also

includes proof of concept implementation for the Eco-House project to

act as a national live showcase; building next generation resource pool

from SQU graduates to serve the renewables and digital transformation

markets. It also foresees creating In-Country Value (ICV) leveraging

local IP, local resources with embedded best business practices.

Source: Oman News Agency