All of us at the Arab Innovation Academy are proud to present the top teams of the 2019 program. Seeing students developing the skills and confidence needed to develop startups from scratch and learn to create unique value in the world of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is most rewarding and we believe every participant in this program is a winner.

Our collaboration with QF and QSTP promises to further empower young people to improve the development of essential skills needed to transform long-term prospects in the MENA-region.

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FIRST PLACE – Salamat-e
A mobile app connected to the GBS that will provide information about prevention and vaccination needed for epidemic diseases in the region of the travel destination. Using simple and universal emotion to spread awareness and therapy.

AWARD: Expedited interview with Alchemist Accelerator + HAG Consulting Accelerator Program + Article for Global Reach in European Innovation Academy network

Team members:

Bashar Shawar – Palestine Polytechnic University
Chaimae El Mahdaoui – Mohammed 6 University of Health Sciences
Polina Ladchenko – HSE
Tareq Osman Babiker – Al Neelain University
Yafa Abd ALRahim – Birzeit University

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SECOND PLACE – Fly Stories
The Arab worlds reading skills suffer due to the lack of interaction between Arab readers & writers of children stories, which affects the Arabic culture especially, the future generations. The idea is an exchange of writing and reading new kids stories. Targeting writers of all levels and children themselves, as our readers are 6 to 15 years old. Providing a unique platform for new children short stories, to enjoy & improve childrens Arabic reading skills.

AWARD: HAG Consulting Accelerator Program + Article for Global Reach in European Innovation Academy network

Team members:

Aboubakr Aqle – Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Ghadeer Abuoda – Hamad Bin Khaliefa Univeristy
Jalila Rashid Al Sharqi – Sultan Qaboos University
Omer Abad – HBKU
Tasneem Ismail – Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

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THIRD PLACE (shared) – EyeTalk
There are many disabled people who are not able to control their body parts – except their eyes. To support them, a software-hardware system can be developed that allows them to communicate only via their eyes. The main purpose of this human-computer interaction system is to augment communication abilities for people who have several disabilities by using simply their eye blinking.

AWARD: HAG Consulting Accelerator Program

Team members:

Abdelkader Keddar – Abou Bakr Belkaid University
Abdullah Abdulwakil  – Istanbul University
Doğukan Aksu – Istanbul University
Samia Cherifi – Abou Bekr Balkaid University of Tlemcen
Shaikha Alsubaey – Qatar University

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THIRD PLACE (shared) – WheelsOnClick
A platform that allows users to rent their car. Anyone with an unutilized car can offer it for rent and a random person who is in need of a car can take it via that platform.

AWARD: HAG Consulting Accelerator Program

Team members:

Abhimanyu Saini – Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Fathalrhman Adam – Al-Neelain University
Garima Natani – Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India
Omaiyma Hilal Alkathiri – Ibri College
Wisal Ahmed Khatir Bakhat – Alzaiem Alazhari

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TOP TEAMS: 

Grinnovation – Recycling segregated waste into useful and efficient resources.

AquAI – To keep up with the increasing demands of freshwater supply, we have stagnated in cost and performance. The current technology in the industry requires a huge amount of energy as well in the industrial process. Due to human involvement, delays in response can lead to over stress and reduce the lifetime of process equipment. Artificial Intelligence can play a pivotal role in making society’s current desalination infrastructure more cost-effective, energy efficient and ultimately, better equipped to self-adapt and self-optimize to the inevitable variability of process conditions.

VV – (VIRIDI VASTUM) Food is thrown into a trash, that accumulates and leads to carbon emissions, which are harmful to the environment. Since food is wasted in considerable amounts in the State of Qatar, in order for us to comply with Qatar’s National Vision 2030 of transforming the state into an advanced society capable of achieving sustainable development, we are contributing to a sustainable future by removing organic waste from landfills and returning it to the soil.

Needee  – An app that helps resell used school and non-school books as well as borrow and rent them.

PrintLe – Solving the lack of interaction between clients and service providers in Qatars printing sector. This results in preventing the customers wasting their time and money with no quality assurance.

StonEF – A lot of industrial waste is dropped in the land and pollutes the groundwater. On the other hand, there is a high demand on natural stone, which we might not have anymore in the coming years.

WeCare –  Diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental illnesses via a mobile application while protecting their identities.

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SPECIAL AWARDS: 

Needee  – an app that helps resell used school and non-school books as well as borrow and rent them.

Play to Learn!  – We create a game to help people study. For example, in economics you would start with a small village and farms to learn basic economic concepts. Then it would grow into town with more complex tasks. In the end there will be a simulation.

StonEF – A lot of industrial waste dropped in the land and pollutes the groundwater. On the other hand, there is a high demand on natural stone, which we might not have anymore in the coming years.