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ABOUT KNOWLEDGE OASIS MUSCAT​​

Opened in 2003, Kno​wledge Oasis Muscat (KOM) is the Sultanate of Oman's flagship technology park. KOM sy​mbolizes a successful public-private partnership in nurturing knowledge-based businesses. KOM is committed to creating an environment in which budding entrepreneurs, small and medi​um-sized enterprises and established multi-nationals can coexist, innovate and flourish within a Middle East setting. ​

KOM aims to enhance Oman's position as the region's leading centre of business excellence, innovation and entrepreneurship. KOM provides its tenants with innovative real estate solutions and excellent service. Building and nurturing strong relationships with our tenants is at the heart of everything we do.​​​

O​man has a dynamic, multicultural and multilingual business community. It is strategically placed on regional and international communication grids that offer KOM residents full access to emerging markets in the Middle East, Indian sub-continent and Africa.​​

KOM is the ideal location for businesses starting or expanding in the Middle East. Factors important to investors, employers and employees can all be satisfied in the Sultanate. Competitively priced land and office spaces, combined with a high quality of life make Muscat an excellent place to live, work and for recreation!​​

Oman’s workforce is skilled and reliable. Its transport and communication links are world-class. Added to this is a proactive business-oriented Government, keen to attract inward investment. The opportunities are immense!​

KOM's Objectives

Multinationals as well as start-ups have been attracted to KOM, not only by its excellent geographic location, facilities, support services and tranquil and secure setting but also by the benefit of close links with the academia.

Located close to the Sultan Qaboos University, KOM is also home to two leading private colleges – The Middle East College and the Waljat Colleges of Applied Sciences. Combined, these two institutions have over 8,000 students doing undergraduate and graduate studies in ICT, Engineering and Management.

In brief, KOM is part of a virtuous cycle in which new knowledge is unfolded and applied in real business. Its seven key objectives are:

  • Help create, promote and develop Oman as a robust, diverse, prosperous and self-sustaining knowledge-driven economy.
  • Attract not only major blue chip companies looking to expand or relocate their call centre or research and development activities but also knowledge and technology-driven SMEs and start-ups.
  • Offer premises on flexible terms considering the high risks and uncertainties of small embryonic companies by giving them the chance to expand rapidly without burdening them with long leases.
  • Provide world-class facilities and support services for knowledge and technology-driven businesses of all sizes who are developing or trading in innovative products and services.
  • Develop an incubator environment where start-up businesses can be nurtured.
  • Stimulate an increased rate of interaction between the academia and knowledge and technology-driven businesses - to the benefit of both.
  • Act as a network and gateway ensuring that information is channeled from a wide variety of national and international sources to KOM-based companies.
Target Market
 

With nearly a decade’s experience, KOM considers the following as our target customers: 

  • New start-up companies arising from technology research base or from the local economy.
  • Regional companies with a growing need to access research and/or ​development resources and
  • International IT companies wishing to relocate part of their business activities to reach out to new markets.
 

KOM’s target sectors include: e-Learning; e-gaming; digital media (publishing; radio; TV; advertising; graphic design; digital marketing; and PR) call centres; server farms; software development/research for oil and gas; e-health; agriculture; and environmental technology (climate change, conservation, biodiversity, water quality, use of natural resources, waste management and sustainable development). 

KOM’s role is to actively support and facilitate the creation of new hi-tech, knowledge-driven local companies and increase the competitiveness of the existing local businesses. It also provides sufficiently attractive space, services and infrastructure to attract foreign business investments. 

With over 190 tenants, Knowledge Oasis Muscat is a unique location, designed specifically for hi-tech and knowledge driven businesses. So, if you’re thinking of launching or expanding an ICT or a knowledge-based business operation in the Middle East, talk to us.​
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