Omar al-Janabi
Omar al-Janabi, Innovation Manager, Teesside University

Omar thinks of himself as a prolific networker who knows a lot about funding and access to finance, he specialises in assisting clients take their ideas from concept to fruition by facilitating University services and funding from a variety of sources. Over the last 15 years he has helped leverage over £16 million pounds of grant funds through bid writing and support. Omar connects people with people and if he doesn’t know the answer the chances are, he know someone who does. 

As an entrepreneur, he is always looking for a new challenge and is always involved in new ventures. Omar is an Innovate UK as well as Enterprise Europe Network trained coach and mentor, providing advice and guidance to new and established businesses.