AAM Teams Reach Finals of Challenge for Innovation Competition

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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
Abdulla Zayad


Team Two: Energy Fuel

Khalfan Alblooshi
Abdulsalam Alblooshi
Mubarak Al Daheri
Mohammed Alshebli
Khaled Alkatheeri
Khalifa Alblooshi
Alia Alshamsi


Team Three: Eco Pot

Khalifa Rashed Alblooshi
Khalfan Abdul Nabi Alblooshi
Mohammed Rashed Alblooshi
Shamma 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
Sara Abdulatif
Sara Salem


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