Funding & Support Organizations

The Sultanate has various organizations and programs supported from both government and private sectors which aims to support Omani citizens to start their business and entrepreneurship in order to improve small and mid-size Omani enterprises. Omani entrepreneurs support them with funds, counseling & guidance, enhance national economy with multiple income resources and build state of businesses.

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List of Organizations


  • Al-Rafd Program

    In culmination of the Forum on Development of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises held at Seih Al-Shamikhat during the period from 21-23 January 2013, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said issued His Royal Directives towards the establishment of the Al Raffd Fund pursuant to Royal Decree (6/2013) to enable Omani youth to establish their own projects.

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  • National Center for Business

    At NBC, identifying committed entrepreneurs and new ideas is the first step in guiding SME businesses to success.
    NBC also supports existing entrepreneurs, provided they meet a number of requirements. In this stage, main services of NBC include financial and legal advice, administrative and marketing assistance, facilities support and growth development guidance, ranging from branding exercises to in-house workshops on product-specific needs.

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  • Riyada Program

    Established the General Authority for the development of small and medium enterprises by Royal Decree No. 36/2013. The Commission shall have legal personality and enjoys financial and administrative independence. Be the headquarters of the governorate of Muscat, and may be set up branches in the provinces of the decision of the Board of Directors.

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  • Sharakah Program

    Sharakah was established by Royal Decree (76/98) in 1998 and shows the on-going commitment and support of the government to entrepreneurs. We are a closed joint stock company which specifically encourages and supports the development of entrepreneurs and SMEs in the sultanate. The generous donation by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said along with those from the business community and private individuals have created the share capital that enables us to operate and render our services.

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  • SAS Program

    The programme aims to set up a national technology business entrepreneurship for the Sultanate of Oman in coordination and collaboration with Government and non-Government stakeholders to encourage entrepreneurship and the development of IT and IT related small and medium business in the Sultanate.
    The programme is a Public Private Partnership Model and will contribute to the development of an internationally competitive ICT industry, self-employment and new job creation, introduction of new technologies to create innovative products, solutions and services, Generate commercially viable and technology based small and medium enterprises in Oman.

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  • Al-Khaliya Program

    The CELL program is one of the CSR (corporate, social, responsibility) initiatives of the Oman India Fertiliser Company (OMIFCO), an Oman Oil subsidiary based in Sur. The CELL program identifies, accelerates, and provides grant seed financing to qualified Omani entrepreneurs; it is the first private sector initiative of its kind in Oman.

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  • Intilaaqa Program

    Intilaaqah is one of Shell's social investment initiatives aimed at encouraging the development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in the Sultanate of Oman. It provides professional training, guidance; and business development services.

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  • Ithra Program

    Ithraa is a modern expression of this rich and vibrant part of our heritage – we are an ambitious government-run inward investment and export promotion organization tasked with helping secure Oman’s long-term prosperity. From developing ports, free zones, industrial areas to science and technology parks, Ithraa supports the Sultanate’s efforts to create new and deeper business ties with dynamic and fast-growing organizations and economies from across the globe.

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  • The Research Council

    The establishment of TRC is, without doubt, a significant step in the scientific, economic and social development of Oman. TRC Mission is to Create an innovation ecology that is responsive to local needs and international trends, fosters social harmony, and leads to creativity and excellence.

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  • Startup Oman

    Startup Oman mission is to bring Oman's entire ecosystem together in one community. So that together we can learn, innovate and create the technologies and talents that will accelerate Oman forward.

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