Four teams of innovative and lateral thinking students from the HCT-Al Ain Men’s campus (AAM) reached the finals of the Challenge for Innovation competition, hosted by the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) from November 20-26 as part of the UAE Innovation Week activities.
The Challenge for Innovation is an annual competition held by the Science and Innovation Park at UAEU, as part of its Business Incubator program “I2P” (Ideas to Prototypes).
The purpose of the “Challenge” was to provide participants with knowledge and skills to write and pitch a business plan in one week. Boot camps, workshops and mentoring are designed to inspire participants; help them build a vision, a road map and an action plan; provide them with the tools and techniques to write a concise and persuasive business plan, as well as tips to make a compelling pitch to a panel of entrepreneurs and investors.
The challenge workshops started on November 17, with the final on November 26 and an awards ceremony on November 28.
The four AAM teams were among the 16 finalists who pitched to a panel composed of 10 experts, as well as being selected to pitch in front of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, during his visit to UAEU.
The finalists were:
Team One: Air Quality
|Saeed Issa Alshamisi|
|Falah Fahad Albalousho|
|Mohammed Ahmed Albaloushi|
|Sultan Mohd. Ali Alhumeri|
|Mohammed Ali Almamaari|
|Ahmad Rashed Alkhanbashi|
Team Two: Energy Fuel
|Mubarak Al Daheri|
Team Three: Eco Pot
|Khalifa Rashed Alblooshi|
|Khalfan Abdul Nabi Alblooshi|
|Mohammed Rashed Alblooshi|
|Abdulla Mujeeb Abdulatif AL Blooshi|
Team Four: Drone Tracking System
|Khalid Khamis Alshamisi|
|Mohammed Ali Nasser|
|Hamad Mohammed Saeed Buti Al Neyadi|
|Abduljalil Husain Murad Albaloushi|