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MISCELLANEOUS - EMIRATI INVENTIONS

University of Manchester honours Adeeb, Dana Al Balushi for remarkable scientific excellence

Posted on 05/04/2017

MANCHESTER: University of Manchester, the United Kingdom, UK, has honoured the Emirati Adeeb Al Balushi, and his sister Dana Al Baloushi for their scientific achievements in medical science and space science. The honouring ceremony took place at the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester, with the attendance of James Baker, Business Director of the University of Manchester; Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan, Research Specialist on Nano Technology at the university; Dennis ...  >>MORE

Emirati inventor Majan wins gold medal at Hong Kong invention exhibition

Posted on 04/12/2016

Emirati inventor Ahmed Abdullah Majan has won the gold medal for his smart bicycle's chair at the Hong Kong International Invention and Design Competition, which was hosted by the Chinese Innovation and Invention Society from 1st to 3rd December 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organisers also awarded the competition cup to Majan. Majan dedicated his outstanding achievements to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Prime Minister and ...  >>MORE

Emirati inventor wins three gold medals in iCAN Canada

Posted on 30/08/2016

TORONTO: Emirati inventor Ahmed Abdullah Majan has won three gold medals and two silver medals in the International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN 2016). Organisers Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills (TISIAS) also awarded the Emirati inventor cup for the best inventor from the Middle East and the shield of excellence for the best invention. Majan harvested the largest number of medals by an individual inventor participating in the challenge. Majan ...  >>MORE

Made in the UAE student-designed fuel efficient cars to compete in Shell Eco-marathon Asia

Posted on 19/08/2016

Singapore will play host to the inaugural edition of Shell's 'Make the Future' festival, featuring Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2017 at which students from across the UAE will participate with their 'Made in the UAE' fuel-efficient cars. This four-day, free-of-charge public festival will take place at the Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore, from March 16th to 19th, 2017. It will feature bright energy ideas and innovations that address the global energy challenge: how to generate more energy, while ...  >>MORE

Emirati inventor wins four medals in Istanbul fair

Posted on 07/03/2016

Emirati inventor Ahmad Majan has once again astounded the international audience with his humanitarian inventions, and has managed to take home four medals in a 2016 global competition in Istanbul. A smart sports helmet linked to turning on a bike to ensure cyclists safety and a solar-powered crutch to help elders in times of emergency were among the four inventions that earned Majan two gold medals at the annual Istanbul International Inventions Fair (ISIF) 2016, increasing his total ...  >>MORE

UAE Innovators learn how to turn ideas into reality at INNOVATOR Show 2016

Posted on 05/03/2016

As part of INNOVATOR Show 2016, visitors were given the opportunity to unleash their creative potential and learn from leading experts through a series of hands-on workshops hosted by TechShop at INNOVATOR Space. During the workshops, participants engaged in hands-on activities involving woodworking, metalworking, prototyping and textiles, producing personalised take-away projects from each area. Commenting on the workshops and the concept behind INNOVATOR Space, Majid Al Mail, Senior Manager ...  >>MORE

INNOVATOR Show 2016 to opens today

Posted on 03/03/2016

ABU DHABI, 3rd March, 2016 (WAM) -- INNOVATOR Show 2016 is set to take place from 3rd March to 4th March at East Plaza, Abu Dhabi Corniche, with a range of interactive workshops and signature innovations. The show's third edition enables UAE Innovators to display their home-made creations and provides an opportunity for like-minded individuals to collaborate, share knowledge and inspire others in an interactive ‘idea exchange' format. INNOVATOR Show, part of INNOVATOR Programme, is an annual ...  >>MORE

Bin Fahad honours student who designed interactive ‘Abher’ fishing game

Posted on 30/11/2015

Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister, Ministry of Environment and Water, has honoured Khaled Al Awar, a student from Abu Dhabi's Khalifa University, at the Ministry's headquarters in Dubai, on designing the game, ‘Abher,' a highly interactive game on fishing. Al Awar's design has received overwhelming response since its launch in GITEX 2015 last October. The game, which was especially designed for fishing enthusiasts, works on smartphones and tablets and includes the latest standards and ...  >>MORE

Emirati wins Gold Medal at 67th iENA Exhibition in Germany

Posted on 03/11/2015

NUREMBERG: The Emirati inventor, Ahmed Abdullah Majan, known as the Emirates' Edison, collected a gold award for his ten innovations during an honouring ceremony for winners at the 67th iENA, International Trade Fair, Ideas - Inventions - New Products, which was recently held at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre in Germany. Ahmad Majan dedicated his award to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh ...  >>MORE

International praise for Sheikh Mohammed's Innovation Year and Week of Initiative

Posted on 01/11/2015

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Dr. Alireza Rastegar, President of the International Federation of Inventors' Associations, has commended the UAE, led by His Highness President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for creating an atmosphere conducive for creativity and innovation. He praised the initiative of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, of declaring the year 2015 at the UAE level as the year for innovations and his announcement ...  >>MORE

Companies offer to fund Think Science projects

Posted on 03/08/2015

Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation, has announced that four public and private sector investors are set to provide incubation funding to Think Science projects. The foundation was set up by the Abu Dhabi government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives to improve the welfare of people across the UAE. ADNOC, Total, Injazat and Khalifa Fund are the first of a number of potential Think Science investors who will provide advisory support to the Emirati youth ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation promotes creative thinking with ‘Ibtaker’ workshops

Posted on 14/06/2015

The Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI) has launched a series of ‘Ibtaker' workshops to strengthen innovative thinking and creativity among government officials. The new initiative, which aims to build national capacity and create an integrated environment for governmental officials to uphold a culture of innovation, complements the National Innovation Strategy of the UAE to establish it as one of the world's most innovative governments by 2021. More than 2,000 ...  >>MORE

Fourteen UAE Youth take part at International Science and Engineering Fair in US

Posted on 19/05/2015

A total of 14 UAE youth who participated in this year's Think Science Fair earlier this month, have taken part at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh in the United States. The Emirati students were selected as part of the Think Science Ambassadors programme, which aims to provide Emirati youth with that critical spark by introducing youth to role models in the field, connecting them with mentors, and exposing youth to different extracurricular activities ...  >>MORE

‘Made in the UAE’ a brand opportunity

Posted on 12/05/2015

There can be no doubt of the great potential for start-ups in the UAE. This year, The National acknowledged this by launching a #UAEinnovators campaign. The series celebrates entrepreneurs who have come up with fresh ideas and have the energy, drive and, crucially, the courage, to start their own business. In our news pages, we regularly highlight inspiring stories about Emiratis moved to make unconventional career choices. Consider the increasing number of women who are moving into science, ...  >>MORE

Emirati girl invents solar bag for desert trips

Posted on 10/05/2015

While visiting the desert with her family during winter, 13-year-old Fatima Al Kaabi realised that there were no facilities to charge her mobile phone. "Then I started working on a solution and invented a solar bag,” she told the audience at the second Eco Club Summit organised recently by the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD). Her solar bag can charge electronic devices, power lights and a fan for trekkers in remote areas. Fatima, one of the youngest Emirati girl innovators, narrated the ...  >>MORE

Innovation a key contributor to economic growth, says minister

Posted on 09/05/2015

The UAE economy will witness a remarkable growth in the next six years, thanks to the outcomes of national strategy for innovation, according to Economy Minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri. "A key target of the UAE Vision for 2021 is to place the country among the top 20 nations in the Global Innovation Index. The positive prospects for a remarkable economic growth in the next six years is the outcome of the national strategy for innovation," he said. Al Mansouri made the remarks yesterday ...  >>MORE

Emirati youths display projects at Dubai science fair

Posted on 06/05/2015

The largest science fair in the region opened its doors to students at this year's Think Science Fair. Encouraging school students to think out of the box and showcase innovative ideas, the fair is organised every year by Emirates Foundation. Rawan Hussam and Rebal Islam from Sharjah's Al Noor International School were among the students participating at this year's show. They had created a unique device to track elderly people while they go out on their daily walk. "We all have heard and ...  >>MORE

Emirati Innovation Day hosts local inventors

Posted on 26/04/2015

In a bid to inspire local endeavours in the fields of science, medicine and technology, Emirati inventors exhibited their innovations and spoke about their experiences at the Burj Khalifa Annex near Armani Hotel on Saturday. The Emirati Innovation Day, organised by the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF), came as part of the activities of the ongoing Nobel Museum exhibition, which wraps up on April 30. Jamal Bin Huwaireb, Managing Director of MBRF, said that the UAE is rich in ...  >>MORE

MBRF to organise Emirati Innovation Day to highlight UAE innovators and their achievements

Posted on 23/04/2015

As part of the activities of the ongoing Nobel Museum exhibition in Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, MBRF, will organise the Emirati Innovation Day on April 25 at the Burj Khalifa, during which a group of Emirati inventors will speak about their successful experiences in the field of innovation. Through this event, MBRF aims to support the spirit of innovation in the UAE and encourage inventors from the local community to serve humanity and someday qualify for the Nobel Prize. ...  >>MORE

UAE inventor wins four medals in Geneva exhibition of inventions

Posted on 19/04/2015

GENEVA: UAE inventor Ahmed Majan won four medals for his latest inventions at the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions, which concluded yesterday in Geneva. The fair is recognised as the world's most important market place for exhibitors from 45 different countries. Majan said he presented five inventions, three of them new, in the tough competition from around 1,000 inventors and producers from across the world. Two of his innovative creations the smart saddle, which was displayed for ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee urges budding innovators to sign up for INNOVATOR Show

Posted on 13/02/2015

Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee(TDC) has called all UAE based talented individuals, home-based Do It Yourselfers (DIYers), makers and tinkerers from across the science, technology and engineering spectrum to register online at www.innovator.ae for the opportunity to display their home-grown projects and creations at the upcoming INNOVATOR Show and benefit from one of six development funds on offer. INNOVATOR Show, to be held at the Corniche-East Plaza from March 5th-6th, aims to ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid honours deaf students for developing driving safety app

Posted on 12/02/2015

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Wednesday honoured a team of deaf students from Al Khawarizmi International College who developed Al Najdha (meaning Rescue in Arabic) app which disables keypads of mobile phones to prevent car drivers from using their devices for SMS texting while driving. Using sign language, the students who collaborated with the Ministry of Interior to develop the smart app, thanked H.H. Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee launches UAE’s first comprehensive INNOVATOR Program

Posted on 03/02/2015

ABU DHABI, 3rd February, 2015 (WAM): The Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) yesterday officially launched its newest initiative, the INNOVATOR program that has been designed to nurture innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The program, comprising four main components; The Space, The Show, The Tour and The Magazine, actively supports inventors, innovators and creative individuals throughout the different stages of their innovation development; from the moment of inspiration ...  >>MORE

Emirati boy honoured for clean energy ideas

Posted on 23/01/2015

Young Emirati inventor Ali Blaisha Al Muhairi was honoured on Thursday for his innovative ideas on sustainable energy by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). The nine-year-old inventor was presented with an appreciation certificate and an iPad. Al Muhairi invented a small device that stores and uses solar power, by exposing it to direct sunlight to run household devices such as fans, lamps, radios and mobile phones. The device can ...  >>MORE

UK varsity patents Emirati scientist‘s DNA forensic tool

Posted on 21/01/2015

The University of Central Lancashire (uclan) in the UK has patented a validated PhD study by an Emirati Dubai Police officer, Rashed Alghafri, who developed a tool of DNA marker that helps easily identify a male sexual offender without confusing him with his siblings or father. Demands are now pouring in to share the knowledge from the 28-year-old officer holding the title of DNA and Biology Expert in the Department of Forensic Sciences and Criminology. Rashed had a word with this reporter ...  >>MORE

Emirati inventor wins four medals at International Trade Fair in Germany

Posted on 03/11/2014

Emirati inventor Ahmad Abdullah Majan won four medals for his latest inventions in the field of solar power and environment conservation at the 66th edition of the International Trade Fair of Ideas, Inventions and New Products (IENA2014), in Nuremberg, Germany. Majan was the first inventor to win so many honours in the history of the event, beating more than 700 exhibitors from 30 countries. He won the gold medal for his solar-powered pet-tracking device, two silver medals for his smart trap ...  >>MORE

Emirati inventor presents his latest innovations at International Trade Fair Ideas, Inventions and New Products in Germany

Posted on 01/11/2014

Emirati inventor Ahmad Abdullah Majan is showcasing his latest creations on solar power and environment conservation at the 66th edition of the International Trade Fair Ideas, Inventions and New Products (IENA2014), in Nuremberg, Germany, which opened on Thursday with the participation of more than 700 exhibitors from 30 countries. The fair will continue until November 2. IENA, the most important international specialized trade show for "ideas - inventions - new products; is the professional ...  >>MORE

The life of a little Emirati inventor

Posted on 29/10/2014

Documentary on ten-year-old boy's impressive accomplishments to be shown on U.A.E. government channel YouTube "I want to become an Emirati scientist and benefit all human beings from my knowledge.” These words summarise the vision of the little inventor, 10-year-old Adeeb Al Balooshi. The U.A.E. government channel on YouTube is broadcasting a short exclusive film on the young boy, documenting his life around family and studies, as well as his impressive accomplishments to date. Following ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi top innovative Arab Capital

Posted on 21/10/2014

Data analysis from the website (PatentScope) of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), revealed that Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, occupies the first position among the Arab capitals as the top city, which registered international inventions from mid-2010 - to mid-2014, according to calculating patents/million of the population. This result catapult Abu Dhabi to become the capital of Arab innovation. The data for the mentioned period indicated that applicants ...  >>MORE

Drone lifeguards on the way during an emergency

Posted on 09/09/2014

A team of five students from the Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST) has successfully designed a drone to save human lives during emergencies. Showcasing the drone, Professor Mustahsan Mir from the university said the final design would be capable of throwing a lifebuoy if a person is drowning. "The drone is only limited by human imagination. We can use it in different scenarios and improve the response time of civil defence services,” said Professor Mir. Flying from a base ...  >>MORE

Emirati team in the top list of international innovation

Posted on 01/09/2014

GENEVA: PatentScope data collected from the World Intellectual Property Organisation, WIPO, reveals that an Emirati independent team of inventors, Wasfi Alshdaifat (Jordan), Ms. Eida Almuhairbi (U.A.E.) and Farah Kassab (Lebanon) accomplished 45 inventions between July 2010 and July 2014, and the data reveals that no inventive team in any university around the world has accomplished a number equal to or greater than this during the same period, during which WIPO published 29,075 international ...  >>MORE

Solar team awaits its day in the sun

Posted on 29/08/2014

Alataqa Al Hanai says the biggest challenge in building a solar-powered car was not the mechanics, it was "keeping the team as one”. "If you were to ask me what was the most difficult thing, I'd probably say solidarity,” said Mr Al Hanai, 22, a senior mechanical engineering student at the Petroleum Institute. The team on Thursday inaugurated their workshop at the institute after a two-month workshop in Japan ended last month. They are working with students and faculty from Japan's Tokai ...  >>MORE

Young Emirati inventor plans big

Posted on 28/08/2014

LONDON: Even the gloomy British weather is a source of inspiration for the 10-year-old Emirati inventor, Adeeb Al Blooshi. The young scientist is on a world tour to help him build on his previous inventions, which include a prosthetic limb for his father and a housework robot for his mother. Because of his work he was named by CNN as among the world's most impressive young medical pioneers. But during Adeeb's visit to London, where he met the UAE's ambassador to the UK on Wednesday, his ...  >>MORE

CNN selects U.A.E.'s young inventor among world's most impressive young medical pioneers

Posted on 17/08/2014

CNN has selected U.A.E.'s young inventor Adeeb Alblooshi, 10, as one of the world's eight most impressive young medical pioneers. In its Vital Signs programme, a monthly programme bringing viewers health stories from around the world, the CNN spoke about eight whiz kids who will shape the future of medicine. On the Dubai-based young mind, it said: 'It was a trip to the beach that sparked Adeeb Alblooshi's inventing career. When his father -- who had suffered from polio -- could not go ...  >>MORE

Abdullah bin Zayed honours winners of Emirates Foundation's 'Think Science Competition'

Posted on 28/05/2014

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, Chairman of Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, yesterday honoured 60 young Emirati scientists for their innovations and ideas in the field of Science and Technology at 'the Think Science Competition' Awards ceremony, held at Zayed University. Sheikh Abdullah expressed his pleasure in being able to honour the winners of the competition, and said, "I am delighted to see other generation of young scientists coming up to establish ...  >>MORE

Dh45,000 for Khalifa Fund Techno-preneur winners

Posted on 22/05/2014

The three winners of the Khalifa Fund Techno-preneur Competition have been awarded Dh15,000 each for transforming their innovative ideas in to reality and supporting the UAE's quest to become a knowledge-based economy. Organised by the Abu Dhabi University's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (ADU Enterprise), Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development and the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee, the competition gave young entrepreneurs the opportunity of developing a final prototype ...  >>MORE

HCT-Dubai Men's College student wins international science prize for Tyre Invention

Posted on 14/05/2014

Dubai-based Mechanical Engineering student Tariq Abdullah Gharib Juma has won third place at the International Movement for Leisure Activities in Science and Technology, held recently in Barcelona, for his novel invention which takes the hassle out of changing flat tyres. The Higher Colleges of Technology Dubai Men's College (DMC) second-year student, and his colleague, Khalifa Al Nuaemi from Khalifa University, competed in the international competition, under the auspices of the Emirates ...  >>MORE

Emirati trainee pilot redesigns bike for community policing

Posted on 11/05/2014

The bicycle is also provided with a modern police light and siren, hydraulic brakes and an air container to inflate the tyres within a few seconds. Lt-General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, examined a bicycle redesigned by 21-year-old Hamad Mohammad Al Tai'e including a combination of special technical features to make it suitable for use by police officers in residential neighbourhoods, tourist areas and during social events. During a ...  >>MORE

UAE innovations: High-tech shoes to guide the blind

Posted on 21/04/2014

A pair of shoes to guide the blind, a glove that converts sign language into spoken words and a device to create environmentally friendly dye. These were just some of the 200 creations from about 550 young innovators on display at the Think Science fair and competition yesterday. Sara Al Suwaidi and her team came up with the idea to help the blind become more mobile by using shoes with an ultrasound device attached. "Our project's name is ‘Guiding Shoes' – it is for helping [the blind] reach ...  >>MORE

UAE envoys in Brussels and Paris receives small Emirati inventor

Posted on 06/04/2014

Brussels: Sulaiman Hamed Al Mazroui, UAE Ambassador to Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and European Union, has received in his office at the UAE Embassy, Adib Sulaiman Al Bulooshi, a child inventor, nicknamed as "Small Emirati Scientist. He was accompanied by his father. Al Bulooshi took part at Green Carbon Conference, held in Brussels from April 1- 3. The envoy welcomed the small inventor, commending the state's efforts to sponsor such promising talents. He is sponsored by H.H. ...  >>MORE

New app may be UAE’s answer to Instagram

Posted on 03/04/2014

New app developed by Emirati siblings combines photo sharing with conversation. Share pictures with your friends and family, create private or public albums, discuss issues based on shared photos. Yebab — the latest photo-sharing app on Apple's app store — could be the UAE's answer to Instagram. Developed by Emirati siblings Murshed and Mareyah Mohammad, the app was launched this week to a grand welcome by social media users. "We had more than 1,000 users in less than six hours after ...  >>MORE

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University of Manchester honours Adeeb, Dana Al Balushi for remarkable scientific excellence


Emirati inventor Majan wins gold medal at Hong Kong invention exhibition


Emirati inventor wins three gold medals in iCAN Canada


Made in the UAE student-designed fuel efficient cars to compete in Shell Eco-marathon Asia


Emirati inventor wins four medals in Istanbul fair


UAE Innovators learn how to turn ideas into reality at INNOVATOR Show 2016


INNOVATOR Show 2016 to opens today


Bin Fahad honours student who designed interactive ‘Abher’ fishing game


Emirati wins Gold Medal at 67th iENA Exhibition in Germany


International praise for Sheikh Mohammed's Innovation Year and Week of Initiative


Companies offer to fund Think Science projects


Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation promotes creative thinking with ‘Ibtaker’ workshops


Fourteen UAE Youth take part at International Science and Engineering Fair in US


‘Made in the UAE’ a brand opportunity


Emirati girl invents solar bag for desert trips


Innovation a key contributor to economic growth, says minister


Emirati youths display projects at Dubai science fair


Emirati Innovation Day hosts local inventors


MBRF to organise Emirati Innovation Day to highlight UAE innovators and their achievements


UAE inventor wins four medals in Geneva exhibition of inventions


Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee urges budding innovators to sign up for INNOVATOR Show


Mohammed bin Rashid honours deaf students for developing driving safety app


Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee launches UAE’s first comprehensive INNOVATOR Program


Emirati boy honoured for clean energy ideas


UK varsity patents Emirati scientist‘s DNA forensic tool


Emirati inventor wins four medals at International Trade Fair in Germany


Emirati inventor presents his latest innovations at International Trade Fair Ideas, Inventions and New Products in Germany


The life of a little Emirati inventor


Abu Dhabi top innovative Arab Capital


Drone lifeguards on the way during an emergency


Emirati team in the top list of international innovation


Solar team awaits its day in the sun


Young Emirati inventor plans big


CNN selects U.A.E.'s young inventor among world's most impressive young medical pioneers


Abdullah bin Zayed honours winners of Emirates Foundation's 'Think Science Competition'


Dh45,000 for Khalifa Fund Techno-preneur winners


HCT-Dubai Men's College student wins international science prize for Tyre Invention


Emirati trainee pilot redesigns bike for community policing


UAE innovations: High-tech shoes to guide the blind


UAE envoys in Brussels and Paris receives small Emirati inventor


New app may be UAE’s answer to Instagram