Yousuf Al Bulushi

Associate Deputy Rector for Innovation and Educational Services, German University for Technology, Oman

ISC Fellow


Yousuf Al Bulushi is a former senior diplomat, innovator and entrepreneurial leader. He is highly adaptive, using extensive experience to solve academic, business and government challenges in domestic and international domains.

Yousuf brings forward more than 20 years of work experience in the combined fields of science diplomacy, innovation, entrepreneurship, science and technology development and education. Yousuf is a highly motivated entrepreneurial leader with a proven history of building, guiding and retaining high performance of multi-national teams and functions out of peripheries encompassing open international innovation, multi-approach of innovation management.

This unique combination of triple-helix expertise across academia-government-business in strategic planning, developing policies initiatives enables him to enhance performance, and build opportunities for sustainable growth. He has a proven track record in leading disruptive technology initiatives (4IR, SPI, future disruptive technology, Blockchain Oman), setting up technology transfer offices and leading Oman Technology Fund (Oman’s Venture Capital Fund) technology commercialisation and a keen interest in building knowledge economies in developing and transitioning ecosystems.

His professional experience grew within world-class multi-nationals, such as the United Nations Science, Technology & Innovation Forum (UN STI Forum), United Nations Commission on Science & Technology for Development (CSTD), the Foreign Ministries Science & Technology Advisory Network (FMSTAN), University of Oxford Innovation Centre.

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