The Higher Council for Science and Technology (HCST) seeks to establish the National Center for Innovation (NCI) as a part of the Jordanian Government’s efforts to promote the transition to an innovation-based economy. The establishment of NCI brings together national objectives with local, regional and international resources to stimulate innovative activities in the public and private sectors. Such a transformation will be marked by an increase in productivity and cultivation of a globally competitive environment with far reaching macro and micro economic benefits.
The NCI will be the first organization in Jordan to address the challenges in the advancement of science and technology, infrastructure and favorable international trade alliances, funding and activities to boost capacity in both public and private sectors.
As a part of its mission, the NCI will be a one-stop information and referral hub for all activities in the country related to innovation and private sector development by coordinating national and international administrative, financial and technical services to nurture and support innovation advancement. NCI will also provide legal/regulatory advocacy and advisory services to small and medium enterprises while creating a feedback mechanism to the government to ensure best practice and transparency. Finally, all coordinating activities of the NCI will be wrapped into a robust technology platform that will combine existing data resources with the data to be collected in order to coordinate resource referrals, monitor and evaluate innovation activities and other key performance indicators reflective of economic impact of innovation.