The Board of Directors of the Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute (EPRI) held a meeting chaired by Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in the presence of the members of the Board of Directors at the Institute’s headquarters, the Cabinet said.
El Molla pointed out EPRI’s significance as a technical arm of the ministry, praising the support provided by the institute with its scientific and research capabilities.
El Molla also discussed areas of cooperation between the ministry and the institute, including oil production, petroleum production, analyses, samples, and other fields. He expressed his wishes for further collaboration in the coming period.
For his part, Ashour highlighted the importance of supporting scientific research in Egypt. He pointed out that this will support the industrial sector in Egypt and help solve community problems by connecting scientific research to industry and transforming research ideas into products that will have an economic return on society.
On the sidelines of the Board of Directors meeting, the Ministers of Petroleum and Higher Education inaugurated the Entrepreneurship Project at the EPRI E Club, which was established in the light of the initiative of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (Egypt’s Scholars Call 3) regarding the establishment of entrepreneurship clubs, with funding of EGP 1 million for a period of three years.
The two ministers also inspected the prototypes and outputs of the Technology Innovation Commercialization (TICO) project.