Omaima Al Marikh

“Innovation in delivering support for the Right to Life requires the matching of clear need with technology. Omaima has a track record in this area but wants to explore the UK systems to ensure that blood is in the right place at the right time.” Brian Brivati, Academic Programme Director

Omaima is an innovative, young entrepreneur who already owns her own ICT business ‘Tafaseel-Tech’, which specializes in Design and Virtual Reality applications. Her projects have included the creation of a virtual tour in the Royal Opera House in Muscat, as well as others in cooperation with the Omani government and the UN. Through her business Omaima has also helped found a charity book fair in Oman which donates its proceeds to improve library facilities. Her aim is to transform innovations into economic goods and at the same time change the way people think about women in business.

Omaima created her business after becoming a finalist in a competition run by Microsoft called the Imagine Cup. Her project ‘Blood It’ aims to save lives by improving the time it took for blood donations to reach their final destination.  Her action plan focuses on developing this project by creating a complex IT system and database to monitor shortages of blood levels in blood banks and use GPS systems to map donors and create links across hospitals and blood banks in Oman.