Williams F1 join Silatech in encouraging Middle East entrepreneurs

Williams F1 set up the Williams Technology Centre in Qatar in 2009, an entity tasked with the progression of R&D projects for industrial, competition and road car applications.

Very recently, Williams F1 kicked off a partnership with Her Highness Sheikha Mozah’s social enterprise Silatech establishing a programme to encourage entrepreneurship in the Middle East. The programme will directly address issues, such as unemployment, facing 18 to 30-year-olds throughout the region.

Using Williams F1’s expertise in engineering and motorsport, the partnership will implement motorsport-themed workshops, a mentoring program, internships and campaigns encouraging young people into engineering and motorsport-related careers.

We definitely need more creative initiatives such as this in the region! What do you guys think?

[Sources: GP Update, Williams F1]

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3 Comments on “Williams F1 join Silatech in encouraging Middle East entrepreneurs”

  1. qabaq Says:

    some great work and effort that we really lack in Kuwait

  2. Hamoud Says:

    Very admirable… Nice to see in the region.

  3. el wehbi Says:

    The thing about Qatar is they make it attractive and easy for multi-nationals to want to invest in the market, whereas in Kuwait it’s tough. Williams F1 is a team with great history and to see them promoting entrepreneurship in the Middle East is a fantastic thing. Let’s just hope we get to see more things like this pop up throughout the region.


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