Governor of the Eastern Province inaugurates Sipchem Innovation Club

Governor of the Eastern Province inaugurates Sipchem Innovation Club
Sipchem Innovation Club is launched.
Published: 16 July 2018 - 12:56 a.m.
By: Jonathan Sheikh-Miller

Inaugurated by Prince Saud bin Nayef, Governor of the Eastern Province, Sipchem Innovation Club, "Sipchem Tech", launched at Sipchem Technology and Innovation Centre, located in Dhahran Technology Valley, aims to build the capabilities of young people in various fields, including artificial intelligence, programming, 3D printing and robotics.

During his tour, the prince viewed the technical and laboratory equipment provided by Sipchem. Sipchem Tech is a platform that combines education and technical innovation.

Prince bin Nayef also praised Sipchem's social responsibility programmes, hoping that such programmes will contribute to the development of a promising generation that will keep abreast of progress and development in the kingdom.

More than 500 students, aged 8 to 12, are taking advantage of the Sipchem Innovation Club, 120 of whom are undergoing intensive one-month programmes to build their potential in areas related to artificial intelligence, programming, 3D printing, robotics and how to build initial designs as a nucleus for future projects.

The club includes holding digital workshops geared to gifted and talented school students so as to bring out their ideas and creations, as well as motivating creators, innovators and designers to produce, develop and test their ideas and innovations. Sipchem CEO, Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al Ohali, expressed his deep gratitude to Prince Saud bin Nayef for his continued support.

"Sipchem Innovation Club represents an unconventional stage in supporting social responsibility programmes through its focus on building the capacities of children in future fields that contribute to rapid economic and technical transformations," said Al Ohali. "Today, Sipchem Innovation Club combines supporting entrepreneurship in cooperation with BrightUp Platform for Education, a promising model for Saudi youth projects, and our ambition as a company to be an active part of creating opportunities and finding solutions to future challenges through engaging future generations," he added.

Sipchem Innovation Club’s activities will continue until August 15th, during which students will work on building models of viable projects.

Sipchem achieved an award for best practices in corporate governance among companies listed in the Saudi Stock Exchange, Tadawul. The announcement was made during the 2nd Annual Conference for Corporate Governance organised by Al Faisal University in Riyadh.

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