The National Center for Innovation (NCI) has been established in accordance with the Law No. (90) of 2018, for the purpose of applying the recommendations of the National Innovation Strategy for the years (2013-2017) as one of the affiliated centers with The Higher Council for Science and Technology (HCST), to be an observatory of science, technology and innovation, and a national umbrella for Jordan’s innovation activities within the ecosystem. The NCI aims to organize and coordinate the efforts of all stakeholders within a comprehensive and integrative framework that provides the business environment with clear directions and guidelines for economic opportunities and investments, and promotes participation in line with the standards of the innovation ecosystem, in a way that ensures the organization, coordination and control of inputs and outputs for the purpose of improving the entrepreneurial environment to reach the best global practices.
The NCI provides its main services through the Jordan’s Open Innovation Platform (JOIP), which is built to guide all activities in a unique way, providing opportunities for cooperation among stakeholders in Jordan’s innovation ecosystem and entrepreneurship. The NCI also aims to assist in executing tasks quickly and smoothly, and to promote Jordan as an innovation hub, achieving the national ambition towards contributing to the development of an innovative Jordan.